New Construction But Is It Enough?

It has been thirty-three years since the Music Hall at Madison and Brush has had a neon sign. On June 1st that will change. A new 50 ft high sign in red neon will be hoisted to it’s cradle on the roof. The sign will read “Music Hall” and will actually stand 120 ft above the street. The tower is being built by Nelson Ironworks of Detroit and will cost $81,000. From my perch in Grand Circus Park, I am watching a huge crane parked on what looks like Brush, beginning to hoist the enormous structure. I am just amazed at how much new and great additions are going on downtown. It is truelly a time of re-construction.

If we can just keep our noses clean in order to attract more tourists, visitors and new business. Last week at the Olympia Shish Kabab restaurant in Greek Town a huge brawl broke out at about 4 a.m. Three men beat a fourth and they all knew each other. Over $35,000 in damages resulted and employees and customers were running out of the building like rats. Now how many of those patrons will be coming back to the D’?

1 Comment so far

  1. SD (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    Wow this is awesome. Takes you back to the days when signs were perched atop roofs, kind of like how the Cadillac Tower, Leland Hotel, and Michigan Theater Building once had them wayyyyy back in the day. The Leland still has the base for the sign still on the roof.

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