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In the 90s there was a bar in Pontiac, Michigan in a former church, Clutch Cargo's. I saw some good acts there, like Brian Setzer Orchestra, Foo Fighters, and Our Lady Peace. I think it's since gone out of business and is back as a church.
 

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In the 90s there was a bar in Pontiac, Michigan in a former church, Clutch Cargo's. I saw some good acts there, like Brian Setzer Orchestra, Foo Fighters, and Our Lady Peace. I think it's since gone out of business and is back as a church.
Clutch Cargo's did indeed sadly return to being a church. It was a pretty good venue for concerts with a few different stages that could be utilized at the same time and great acoustics throughout.

I also saw Foo Fighters and Our Lady Peace there in the 90s. Maybe we crossed paths. For the size/capacity of the facility, Clutch Cargo's was always able to draw some pretty big names. Some other standout shows I saw there: Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr., Ben Folds Five, Pulp, Uncle Tupelo.

For @Fueco, there is a vacant warehouse in Pontiac, MI that was a climbing gym in its most recent use. Maybe he can move in and bring it back to its former glory!
 

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In the 90s there was a bar in Pontiac, Michigan in a former church, Clutch Cargo's. I saw some good acts there, like Brian Setzer Orchestra, Foo Fighters, and Our Lady Peace. I think it's since gone out of business and is back as a church.
Ahhhhhhh clutch cargo's. It is indeed a church again.

Send like you and MP were crossing paths. Were you guys hoovering schneef in the back rooms?
 

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Clutch Cargo's did indeed sadly return to being a church. It was a pretty good venue for concerts with a few different stages that could be utilized at the same time and great acoustics throughout.

I also saw Foo Fighters and Our Lady Peace there in the 90s. Maybe we crossed paths. For the size/capacity of the facility, Clutch Cargo's was always able to draw some pretty big names. Some other standout shows I saw there: Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr., Ben Folds Five, Pulp, Uncle Tupelo.

For @Fueco, there is a vacant warehouse in Pontiac, MI that was a climbing gym in its most recent use. Maybe he can move in and bring it back to its former glory!
I moved out of Michigan just a few years after it opened. The 90s were great in the Windsor/Detroit area for seeing bands in small venues. From The Tragically Hip to Nirvana, so many bands came through the area on the way up, or were snagged into a small venue for old time's sake.
 

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I live on former church grounds.
The deed for the ground actually proves it. As the city gave the land to the church in the 1920s, they stipulated that it was never to be used for a sex, gun or gambling shop, and when church related it had to be approved by the church council in the Netherlands. In perpetuity, so those rules also apply to me and whomever I sell to.
 

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Changing the lock is like 5 total screws...I will gladly come take a look for 1500
This is a mortised lock. Were it a simple knob lock set ... I'd have more faith. Hell, I'm already an expert at "doing" knobs.
 

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I live on former church grounds.
The deed for the ground actually proves it. As the city gave the land to the church in the 1920s, they stipulated that it was never to be used for a sex, gun or gambling shop, and when church related it had to be approved by the church council in the Netherlands. In perpetuity, so those rules also apply to me and whomever I sell to.
Sort of puts a damper on the most interesting work from home opportunities!
 

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I live on former church grounds.
The deed for the ground actually proves it. As the city gave the land to the church in the 1920s, they stipulated that it was never to be used for a sex, gun or gambling shop, and when church related it had to be approved by the church council in the Netherlands. In perpetuity, so those rules also apply to me and whomever I sell to.
Good thing you just run an undergroun
This is a mortised lock. Were it a simple knob lock set ... I'd have more faith. Hell, I'm already an expert at "doing" knobs.
Mortised lock set isn't difficult either, I had them in my 1780 farm house in Connecticut!


I don't know much about doing knobs, but maybe we can sort it out together!
 
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Given that the city can hold a 10k a week fine over my head over this, I’m not really inclined to look for the loopholes in this particular contract.

Besides, all of this would require random people coming over. I’ll pass.
 

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Given that the city can hold a 10k a week fine over my head over this, I’m not really inclined to look for the loopholes in this particular contract.

Besides, all of this would require random people coming over. I’ll pass.
So, just a rec dispensary then?
 

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Given that the city can hold a 10k a week fine over my head over this, I’m not really inclined to look for the loopholes in this particular contract.

Besides, all of this would require random people coming over. I’ll pass.
Yeah, but think of the premium you could charge people for the sexy pole dances in the middle of a gun range while they at roulette experience. Easily more than 10k a day.

Besides, as I recall, you are European. Renounce the church, steal their land, and start your own new church with better rules.

Problem solved!
 

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Given that the city can hold a 10k a week fine over my head over this, I’m not really inclined to look for the loopholes in this particular contract.

Besides, all of this would require random people coming over. I’ll pass.
Did they stipulate that the building can’t be converted to a Church of Satan?
 

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