Originally Posted by bullethead
I have a soft spot for the Leland hotel. In the 80's, it was home to a truly great punk/goth club-The City Club.
Even as a 'kid', I couldn't help but notice the beautiful marble staircase I would climb to enter the club. It was the place to go after a show and I have many a fond memory of the place.
For a club, it also had a extraordinarily long shelf life. This was most likely due to it's location-on the corner of Cass and Bagley. In the 70's and 80's, the Cass Corridor was one of the most dangerous areas of the city, which probably kept the people that make a club 'jump the shark' at arm's length.
It was the perfect setting for such a place, an architectural gem set in an urban wasteland. Paradise.
That being said, I don't think I would make a reservation today.
I hadn't realized until now that The City Club was in the Leland Hotel. I used to go there from about 1989-1991 when I lived in Detroit and Michigan after college.
I also used to go to another place downtown that was an old rollerskating rink turned into a club but I don't remember the name. I think it was near Greektown.
Originally Posted by Huntsman
It is a shame though, the city has some awesome architecture....
That is the shame. There is some absolutely gorgeous architecture in Detroit, but its such a wasteland that it is never seen.
Originally Posted by Connemara
I was in Detroit yesterday (just the airport, thank god) and I thought about this thread. I wish I'd had a few hours to see the local ruins.
On a positive note, the airport was nice and quite clean.
Yes - the new terminal is very nice. I especially liked the Brooks Brothers store.