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Coral Gables – Point After

Grand Rapids – 28th St.

Speaking of the scar disco has placed on our society, anyone remember the Coral Gables on 28th just west of the train overpass near Breton? I recall seeing the horn section from Earth Wind & Fire play there. As I recall, this club went through a handful of make-overs until its ultimate demise. Of course, back in those days Coral Gables was an entertainment behemoth with locations in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saugatuck and several others including I believe Manistee. If you attended college in the 70s, you were accustomed to seeing concert posters advertising bands touring all their locations.   Whistle-Stop

It was Coral Gables – Point After and before Coral Gables it was The Grotto, then after Coral Gables it become Electric Avenue that was a dance club that existed during the 80s, I think at some point in the early 90s, it became “Dick’s Resort,” then sat vacant a bit, then got demolished.

3 Responses to Coral Gables – Point After

  1. Steve hall says:

    Oh man, Coral Gables (Kalamazoo)! Some great bands went thru there. I’m 62, so I don’t remember many of their names, but one guy, Joe Savage, played there numerous times ( use to carry a python around with him thru the crowd as he sang). I also remember seeing Herman’s Hermits there (just the Hermits…no Herman). Also a band called The Beginnings (a Chicago cover band).

  2. Gary Oshust says:

    Gables was also a pizza parlor in Owosso and Prudenville.

  3. gaylene says:

    do you remember Brandi, waitress, at Coral Gables, in late 70s and early 80s?
    some of the old gang are trying to hook up and any help you can give me would be most appreciated.
    thanks

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