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Michael Roper
Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 1:34 am:   

After the fire that closed The New Miami and my layoff from Chevrolet Gear and Axle in 1980, I was hired by Higgins Properties to licence and set up a bar in the old Womens City Club on Park and Elizabeth. This became the first of three locations of Clutch Cargo's which opened on New Years Eve 1980/81. During my one year running the bar that hosted The Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, The Damned, Fear, Flipper,etc, I succumbed to the bad and very unhealthy habits of the time and melieu. When I decided that feeling bad nearly all the time was not a good thing and started to plan my exit from Detroit, I also decided to clean up my act. So I stopped using all the bad substances and part of my turnaround included replacing all the trash food with good, nutritious meals. For the last few months that I was in Detroit I got straight and healthy in large part by eating at the International often. I think that the lemon drop soup helped enshure that I would live to a ripe age. It was always my favorite place in Greektown but in 1982 their delicious healthy food, homey atmosphere and low prices sustained me. During this period I went there several times a week. After I moved to Chicago I only went there one more time and it was very memorable because I ran into an estranged friend who came over to my table and with a few words made everything good between us. The International was that kind of place and I will always have a warm place in my heart for it.

Michael Roper
Frank Callis
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 1:56 pm:   

My old band L-Seven played the first and last shows at the City Club, when it was booked by Vince Bannon, who had previously booked the old Bookie's Club 870 on Six Mile. Larissa Stolarchuk, our singer, and later the guitarist for the Laughing Hyenas, squatted in one of the upstairs apartments for a while. I remember stopping by to find her throwing buckets of water down on her sister standing on the sidewalk, to cool her off one hot Sunday afternoon.
Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
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Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 9:02 am:   

Hi Frank,
Added your additional information to the "Sounds of the Corridor" section.
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 11:47 am:   

I had no idea how to approach this before-now I'm locekd and loaded.
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 3:13 pm:   

Your post is a timely cnotrbituion to the debate

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