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Harry Weitzman – Grande Owner

“Tucked away into the Jewish section of Detroit’s Woodmere cemetery,  I located the family plot of  the original owner of the Grande Ballroom. Harry Weitzman was a bombastic, gambler, real estate speculator, bail bondsman and alleged bootlegger.” Click here for more … Continue reading

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Grand River and Joy Road

In the first Quarter of the 20th Century the Grand River and Joy district grew by leaps and bounds at the confluence of several streetcar and bus lines. The Tireman,  Joy Rd., Livernois, West Chicago, Plymouth, Oakman Blvd, Dexter and … Continue reading

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Part I: Genesis

Leading up to the release of the book on October 3rd I thought I would share some tidbits and photos that did not make the final cut. “The Grande Ballroom – Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace” at one point had … Continue reading

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