Towne 4

W. 11 Mile Road,
Oak Park, MI 48237

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

February 17th, 1971 grand opening ad as a twin

also at http://freep.newspapers.com/clip/3581217/towne_2_1971_02_17/

rivest266
rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 10:28 pm

August 17th, 1967 grand opening ad in photo section.

MrWayne
MrWayne on February 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

There is an Aldi supermarket at this location. The car dealer mentioned above is actually next door, and is an Enterprise Rent-a-Car. (It used to be an old Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips). There is a White Castle/Church’s on the same parking lot as the Aldi, which was part of the Towne 4 parking lot. I was actually there when the Towne 4 was knocked down by a wrecking ball.

JohnMLauter
JohnMLauter on May 14, 2009 at 5:47 am

The Towne had a very unusual archetectural feature- there were steel beams that formed a sort of “Y” shape on the exterior of the building, with common brick inbetwwen and surrounding the steel “y"s. I saw several movies there, "Big top Pee Wee” being very memorable. I was one of three people in the theatre!
I believe the Towne was built by the Sloan family for their Suburban Detroit chain, AMC bought them out in the 80s.