to play football, not to play trumpet
I am a man of my word.
I sincerely apologize if this has been posted, but I have not seen it. Mods please delete if this is repetitious.
After closing in 1984, the legendary Pretzel Bell will be revived in downtown Ann Arbor in the current location of Lena (the corner of South Main and East Liberty), which will close January 17. The original Pretzel Bell opened in 1934 after Prohibition ended. Much of the space was filled with Michigan sports memorabilia and it was visited frequently by Michigan athletes, professors and other campus groups, including the parents of students. It closed because of health viiolations.
The P-Bell was particularly popular for kids who tuned 21 as they were required to stand on the table and chug a free pitcher of beer. It would be even more crowded when a sorority member had her 21st birthday and got up on the table to consume it all without any stoppage of gulps.
Partners on the new P-Bell include former UM athletes Dugan Fife, Andy Mignery, Bruce Elliott, Fritz Seyferth and Bruce Zenkel.
It will be managed by Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell, who are founders of Northern Brewing Company in Dexter as well as other restaurants in Ann Arbor and Traverse City.
Well, it's that time of year in Detroit. Coming off record US auto sales, it's time for manufacturers to show off the future and trumpet past success at Cobo. Are you heading to the North American International Auto Show? What debut/news/etc has you most excited? Looking at/for a new car? What? Why?
Let's forget it's cold out there...
I remember a post awhile back about someone asking about a Michigan train set and I saw this today for those who might be interested.