Yes! Just received this new video shot by Rob Monaghan the fabulous Detroit Architecture Photographer. Rob went inside the abandoned Grande ballroom to film it's current state of disrepair...
My close friend MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson was interviewed inside the Grande for the MC5 movie which has never been release. Our pal Big Rich Dorris filmed the interview and you can see it HERE
I heard a church group owned it and as they are tax exempt..the building has sat vacant for decades. The Grande Ballroom had a long history...Here is a bit about it from Wikipedia..
The Grande Ballroom is a historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River Avenue in the Petosky-Otsego neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.
The building was designed by Detroit engineer and architect Charles N. Agree in 1928 and originally served as a multi-purpose building, hosting retail business on the first floor and a large dance hall upstairs. During this period the Grande was renowned for its outstanding hardwood dance floor which took up most of the second floor. Read More Here
HERE IS ROB'S NEW VIDEO:
KOTJMF GRANDE BALLROOM
POSTED APRIL 9, 2015