Demolition Begins at Detroit's Gold Dollar Bar Where White Stripes Played

August 12, 2019, 2:06 PM

Teardown of the Ilitch-owned building began Monday after a mystery fire. (Photo: Allan Lengel)

Demolition crews on Monday began razing the former Gold Dollar bar in Detroit's Cass Corridor, where groups like The Go, the White Stripes and Detroit Cobras frequently played.

The demolition of the Ilitch-owned building at 3129 Cass Ave. comes after a mysterious fire in July ravaged the building, vacant since 2001.

Louis Aguilar of The Detroit News writes:

It was bought by an Ilitch-linked limited liability corporation in 2015. The building had a collapsed roof since at least December 2017. There is evidence squatters frequented the building, Detroit Fire Department officials said. On the night of July 23, what was left of the damaged structure was destroyed by the fire. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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