Submitted by Markydoodle April 16th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit.   “Somebody should get a picture of that.”

I don’t know the history of Bleu.  It’s now a nightclub, but it’s position on Woodward Avenue in Detroit speaks volumes without knowing it’s history.  What a beautiful building.  And how lucky was I to get the back hoe parked in front of it?

Didn’t get to see this at night, but now beginning to have that “I need to get back there to see this place at night” feeling.

Okay this cinches it.

4 Responses to “Bleu.”

  1. Allee Willis

    Wow, I’m hitting this on the next trip!

    I don’t usually like new places that are made to have an old-style feeling – I’m authentic all the way – but this place does look great. And they did a really good job on the exterior.

    That inside shot looks so purple. I wish we could’ve had a Color Purple after-party there, especially as the just down the street from the Fox. Could’ve changed the name to Purple for just one night…

  2. k2dtw

    Great post… It was a very unique theatre…The Telenews opened in 1942 as a “Newsreel” theatre… which I always thought was brilliant. I don’t know if they were a theatre chain???..
    I loved newsreels…I don’t know why they don’t film “newsreels” even now for the theatre??.. It seems like now they would be so easy to film and electronically send??.. It would be fun to see… Parades??..Fashion shows??.. Little League??..
    The 2nd image on this great site is what the theatre looked like originally… Are you wearing socks??…smile

  3. Mark Milligan

    k2dtw-You are the best! Thanks for doing the great detective work! Some of those comments are fantastic. I love Detroit.