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Source: Tom Winkes
My grandparents acquired the theatre and store to the east in the 1940's I believe. They lived upstairs in the flat above the store. My mother and her sisters grew up there. I remember working there in the summers while I was in school and eventually I was brought into the family business. I took over the machine shop after Jessie left in the 1970's.
Worked at the Detroit location and the store in Berkley. The Detroit store was closed up in the mid 1980's. After that there were a series of businesses that occupied the building, night club, car repair and last time I drove by the building supply company to the west had taken over all the buildings. Snack's bar attached to the east of our building was there for many years.