Music venue at former Chinese language restaurant with ties to Detroit hip-hop clears Historic District Fee

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  • Courtesy of MeanRed Productions
  • An architectural rendering proposes remodeling Detroit’s long-abandoned Stanley’s Mannia Café right into a music venue.

The deserted, graffiti-covered Stanley’s Mannia Café Chinese language restaurant in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood has seen higher days, however even in its state of disrepair it stays one of many metropolis’s architectural gems. The beautiful constructing, with its tall spire and sweeping thrives, was designed by Nathan Johnson, a Black, Detroit-based visionary architect who labored within the futuristic “Googie” Mid-century trendy

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