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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2001 - 9:42 am:   

Wow! Plum Street was where all the crazy hippies hung out while this BAP took the Fenkell bus to Cass Tech......started there in 1969, graduated in 1972, entered WSU, and became aware of something larger than my Northwest-side existence. But the Corridor would not become a reality for me until 1975, when I took my first painting class from Egner. It was then that my life began. Funny it should correspond with my legal "coming-of-age". I even had the number 21 engraved on an ID bracelet, now lost. Alvin's was my home, the painting studio was my job, and the Corridor was the "idea" that challenged me. I met mentors, collegues, and my future husband, who taught me how to tip correctly.
Posted on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 3:04 am:   

I remember the night that George demolished the "Little Nut Hut" that was behind the bar. He was sitting at the bar, when all of a sudden he went behind the bar and smashed it. I think it was getting on his nerves.

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 2:52 am:   

george was in many ways alot like my dad he drank played the guitar and gambled they even had the same build but george had a vision about the bar and his garage home that he never got to live in.its amazing what we go through in life.heres to you big guy.
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 12:20 am:   

Stephen, let me know when you get the cd with the Alvins flyers. It would be great if others who had these documents and other things like photos could post them on this site.

I remember there was a period when I was carrying my camera around with me all the time, snapping pics. I am going to search for those
Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 10:09 am:   

Hi Gilda,

Got the CD - Thanks. Now - if only I can find a time-slot to place them on the site! ( Don't worry - I will.)
Joe Dabbs
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 9:57 am:   

I used to ride my motorcycle down to Plum Street from out in Walled Lake and hang out. Geez, that would be '67. 'Sat around and painted on skin for tips and such. I was only 15. That was a unique place, and, really, my introduction to any kind
of urban scene. From there, I wandered down to Wayne State where there was certainly a bit of vibe going on.
Kris Peterson
Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 4:42 am:   

Speaking of hanging downtown....I came across a photo of me that Dennis Pruss uploaded under my name....taken at Alvin's sometime in the 80's. I look like Doris Day for chrissakes. Great teeth, huh? I never had braces or wisdom teeth for that matter. I wish they looked like that now. I almost finished them off with the bubble gum reign of terror I subjected them to after I quit smoking. I have gained some weight as well. I'm still fine though (LOL).

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:12 am:   

cool to read about Alvin's finer delicatessen. I first meet Alvin at Lou Walker's bar on the roof watching the Thanksgivings day parade...with my pop and the Lou's crowd something like 1967. I worked for Seymour K. at the deli wholesaler made deliveries to Alvin 1970. Strange that i remember that Al would buy a car from the salvage section of the DNews, with a smashed door or trunk and drive it for ever (6 or 7 months).....that was after work'n at the Lucky Dog Coney on Woodward ave. Seems like a century ago. Played with both Joe D in woodbridge and Kris P. at Suzie place round the corner not far from the site of 'That Knew Joint'.
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:49 am:   

Really great reading all of this! I hope you all get a chance to come by and check us out. We really want to bring back some of the greats that have played here. Mitch Ryder will be back on Dec 5, info on our website or stop by.
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 3:32 pm:   

That's way more clveer than I was expecting. Thanks!
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 7:50 pm:   

Dude, right on there btohrer.
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 9:10 pm:   

BION I'm ipmerssed! Cool post!
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2011 - 7:08 am:   

Superbly illuminating data here, tahnks!
Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:34 am:   

This is what we need - an insight to make eevyrnoe think
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 11:20 pm:   

What a heartbreaking story, but also very eye opnineg. Thanks so much for sharing all of the things you guys are sharing through your journey. It really brings all of the things we talk about so often to life. It has also given me a new appreciation as to why LifeBridge opted to focus our efforts on Honduras.

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