Northside Guerilla Farmer: “Waging war against tasteless, overpriced vegetables, by teaching you to grow your own!”
The Roots of Live, Work and Play: the popular marketing trifecta [closely related to OTR’s own Live, Shop, Play] is examined.
Riding the Rails: “Riding the rails isn’t quite the romantic journey it once was. But for one traveler, a cross-country trip was a way to reconnect with America.”
Cass Avenue’s Exotic Chin Tiki Is No More: kitschy Detroit icon is razed to make way for more parking and possibly a new hockey arena.
Guerrilla Marketing Without the Headache: a clever-ish projected ad for Tylenol PM is examined.
Watchmen’s New York: visual comparison between 1980s NYC scenes and The Watchmen.
All Boarded Up: godspeed, Cleveland.
I like the Watchmen 80s New York comparison.
The razing of the Chin Tiki is a travesty. There are no plans for that small site surrounded by what is essentially a moonscape of hideous surface lots west of woodward (save the adjacent and now-endangered Moose Hall). Any talk of a new hockey areana is pure fantasy. Just as with the Madison-Lenox, the Statler and Tuller sites and countless others, the building will gave way to a gravel lots holding a handful of parked cars for over-priced entertainment spectacles at nearby venues.
I had been inside the Chin Tiki a few times..never when it was actually operating…but it was well preserved. Really a shame.
Casey, I hear ya. It’s a sad story, and not an uncommon one in Detroit. I’ve only seen the Chin Tiki from the outside [well, and in 8 Mile], but the interior seemed fairly posh in the old photos. The site of the Hudson’s department store has been a similar situation.