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Detroit's Latin Quarters, Host to Music Legends, Now Demolished

Images by Detroiturbex.com via Facebook.

On East Grand Blvd between Woodward Ave and John R was the site of Latin Quarters, a club that is rumored to have once hosted music greats such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonic Youth, Sophie Tucker, Lena Horne, Jimmy Durante, Sammy Davis Jr, Arlene Dahl and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But as of this week it's gone, apparently four years after tarnished Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick first planned to take it town. DetroitYES! commenters are also reporting that is was originally two movie theaters; the sign still says Grand Quarters, which was reportedly a ritzy night spot.

· Latin Quarters being demolished.... any info on this? [DetroitYES!]
· Grand Quarter Theater [Detroiturbex.com]