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The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Prock's) - Clawson MI

Address: 1019 Maple Rd
City: Clawson
State: MI
Zip: 48017
County: Oakland
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General Information:

From Laurie Prock Morgan:

The Pagoda was built and run by my parents, Jack and Lorraine Prock from the early sixties into the 80s. I remember walking the streets of Clawson when I was about 6 or 7 with my dad collecting signatures to put “liquor by the glass” on the City Council ballot. They were successful and became the very first restaurant & bar to serve cocktails. The building style was not to tout Chinese food, although our first chef, Kim, was a refugee from China. The unique roof design was something my parents and John Loison decided on together and was breathtaking inside. This was the only Pagoda my parents built and owned, although it was also for a time in later years called “Prock’s”.

From the Webmaster:

In a joint like this you could eat, drink and host a wedding or party. Great architecture of the likes we will never see again. A submitter named George reminded me there was a Pagoda in Detroit also. Actually there were many others in other cities around Michigan also. As they were not affiliated with this location, I will keep this entry for Clawson only.

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Info Updates:
8/30/2023 - George Eichorn
There was also a Pagoda Chop Suey carry-out restaurant on Morang near Riad Street back in the day...Detroit's northeast side. Great Food!!
8/23/2023 - Bruce Edwards
I have a Pagoda menu from the late 60s/early 70s. Happy to provide photos (or actual menu) if interested. - From webmaster: You can send it as an email attachment to waterwinterwonderland@gmail.com. Thanks.
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The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Procks) - Old Postcard (newer photo)
Old Postcard (newer photo)
The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Procks) - Old Postcard (newer photo)
Old Postcard (newer photo)
The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Procks) - Apr 1966 Ad (newer photo)
Apr 1966 Ad (newer photo)
The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Procks) - Apr 1979 Potential Comedy Deal With Mark Ridley (newer photo)
Apr 1979 Potential Comedy Deal With Mark Ridley (newer photo)
The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Procks) - Jul 6 1987 Obituary For John Prock (newer photo)
Jul 6 1987 Obituary For John Prock (newer photo)
The Pagoda Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge (Procks) - Sept 1988 Ad For Comedy (newer photo)
Sept 1988 Ad For Comedy (newer photo)
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