Detroit News — Midtown's Majestic Theatre will undergo a $1 million renovation to restore the façade and upgrade the stage, first-floor café and concert hall.

The project was announced Tuesday in conjunction with news AEG Presents, which signed a deal to increase the number of concerts at the venue.

The entertainment spot on Woodward Avenue will undergo three project phases.

In the first phase, contractors will focus on replicating the original marquee from 1934 with limestone and black granite accents. They also will restore the ceilings inside the concert venue.

The Garden Bowl bowling alley has operated for 104 years inside the Majestic's complex. The theater, designed by C. Howard Crane, opened in 1915.

Contractors also plan to install a street box office and a lobby bar. Restrooms, and electric and sound systems will be improved. Concert-goers can say goodbye to the black and red drapes, the stage floor and old speakers.

“We think the future is brighter than ever in Detroit and now is the perfect time to invest and grow our business," owner Dave Zainea said in a news release. "We will now be able to bring more top-notch bands and performers to Midtown ... This project will add jobs and help improve the local economy in Detroit." Read More

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