The Raleigh House - Southfield MI

Address: 25300 Telegraph Rd
City: Southfield
State: MI
Zip: 48034
County: Oakland
Number of visits to this page: 419
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Established in 1967 by the catering king Sammy Lieberman. I grew up in the subdivision behind this place. I worked here making 2 bucks per hour after lying about my age. I think I was 15 or so and worked assisting the chefs. That was good money for a kid in those days. One of my jobs was serving the roast beef with au jus with our white gloves on. The chef would make a grand entrance into the ballroom and flame it up for the folks waiting to eat.

This place hosted parties and weddings and wasn't a restaurant per se. Eventually, part of it was converted to a dance club. I recall the FBI searching the dumpsters after Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from Machus Red Fox a few miles down the road. Clearly they never found anything.

It also hosted quite a few shows in the parking lot in the summer, most notably a GM dealer show. You could sneak in and get some free food and drinks. Also check out the latest cars coming out. Fun times. Hopefully I'll find a historical photo of it at some point. Like most things in Southfield, this place was eventually wiped out to make room for another nondescript office complex. I found an article from 1988 that mentions this. So, it lasted about 20 years.

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The Raleigh House - MATCHBOOK
MATCHBOOK
The Raleigh House - 1978 AERIAL
1978 AERIAL
The Raleigh House - ARTICLE ABOUT HOFFA
ARTICLE ABOUT HOFFA
The Raleigh House - ARTICLE FROM JAN 1978 ABOUT POSSIBLE CLOSING
ARTICLE FROM JAN 1978 ABOUT POSSIBLE CLOSING
The Raleigh House - JAN 13 1988 ARTICLE - DOOM
JAN 13 1988 ARTICLE - DOOM
The Raleigh House - MARCH 1977 ARTICLE - JOINT HOSTED SOME BIG NAMES BACK THEN
MARCH 1977 ARTICLE - JOINT HOSTED SOME BIG NAMES BACK THEN
The Raleigh House - MAY 1980 ARTICLE ABOUT POSSIBLE RE-OPENING
MAY 1980 ARTICLE ABOUT POSSIBLE RE-OPENING
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