It has been a lazy summer. Now as September approaches we can feel the whispered chill of autumn and cooler days to come. In the midst of all the construction in downtown a piece of the past came to light. The old Sanders store. On August 9,2017 Wednesday, history came to life beneath a “brownish façade”. The iconic Sanders sign was revealed on a downtown Detroit building located on Woodward Avenue. The sign, a little faded but still clear, brought back sweet memories of long ago. The historic Sanders sign was installed on the Downtown building in 1948 according to Daily Detroit. Fred Sanders founded the Sanders Candy Co. in 1875. The company had expanded to 57 locations before closing in 1982. In 2002 Morley Candy Co. purchased the brand and the recipes. In 2016 the vacant building was purchased by Dan Gilbert. Future plans are for turning it into office and retail space by 2018. Today there are seven Sanders stores still in the region and two on Mackinac Island that are still in business. Let’s hope the re-make of the old Sanders store will be something we all can partake in and not just the privileged few.
SOCIAL SCENE for SEPTEMBER 2017
The Detroit Tigers are still here for all our baseball fans. At the Fox Theatre, Frank Valli will be here in concert Sept. 9 at 7:30 PM. For the younger set, Gorillaz will be at the theatre Sept. 18 at 7:00PM. At our new stadium in the Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 12 7:30 PM will be Kid Rock. For other social venues check your internet.
Enjoy the beginning of our autumn season.