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The Silver Dollar Saloon

East Lansing (Night Club and Restaurant located on the border of East Lansing and Lansing on Michigan Ave, 300 yards West of the 7,000 student Brody Dorm Complex of Michigan State University.)

Silver Dollar Saloon

Night Club and Restaurant located on the border of East Lansing and Lansing on Michigan Ave, 300 yards west of the 7,000 student Brody Dorm Complex of Michigan State University. Widely known by MSU students and mid Michigan young adults, as a must experience, social networking site with a big stage, live music performance ..among other delights, like..

The Mother Lode Baking Company Restaurant – a favorite of the Michigan State Police Headquarters staff as well as the multiple car dealership staffs close by. An amazing billiard table salad and Chicago style deep dish pizza – first in the city – a giant high chair for birthdays, and the much collected Skip-and-Go-Bare Naked hurricane, ‘keep the glass’, house drink.

Over the course of twenty-three years Big stage touring bands, Breaking Nat’l acts like Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Kiss, Aerosmith, Crazy Promotions, ‘What Were We Thinking’ Drink Specials and Outstanding Local Bands – who found a welcoming place to develop their craft in front of capacity crowds of 700 – created a landmark in the hearts of those now 40 to 60 years old.

Completely owned by the Becker family beginning in 1975 with the creation of the Silver Dollar Saloon from their two partners in The Brewery: Paul Kacer and Bruce Wahlin, owners of the original IHOP beside the Coral Gables. Together with Rick, they had created the “The Bar that made Old Milwakee Famous” in 1972.
They purchased the fading ‘Tin Lizzie’ in April of 1972, renovated and renamed it The Brewery which gave birth to the SDS in ’75.

The venue was Rock from ’72 to ’91 when Country got new legs with the Garth Brooks era. The operation was sold in October 1995 and later renamed “The Dollar”.

“Ingham County seized the bar for unpaid property taxes in 2006 and the building was razed in 2009.” The Lansing State Journal reported

This page is operated by the family who owned a third of the Brewery and all of The Silver Dollar Saloon 1972 -1995.

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