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Does anyone remember the old food court at Eastland? Also, it seems that the addresses on Woodward in Royal oak were renumbered. My apologies for the long post!

A & W

Great Lakes Crossing - empty

2416 Union Lake, Commerce - Arby's at address

5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit

8657 Greenfield, Detroit

Eastland Center - food court demolished in 2004, nothing on site of old food court

Highland - now Twist & Shake

29628 7 Mile, Livonia

Laurel Park Drive, Livonia - now Atrium Cafe II

15555 Hall, Macomb - now National Coney Island

John R @ 12 Mile, Madison Hts.

Twelve Oaks Mall - empty?

516 W. Ann Arbor, Plymouth

991 Baldwin, Pontiac - now Li'l Tony's Coney

54134 Arrowhead, Shelby Twp. - may not have existed

399 S. Lafayette, South Lyon - now Brown's Root Beer

29285 Southfield, Southfield

Tel-Twelve Mall - torn down

Sterling Heights - Arby's on site (I forget which Arby's though)

402 W. 14 Mile, Troy - Chili's at address

3655 Rochester, Troy

725 E. Walled Lake, Walled Lake - now Tom's Root Beer

Universal Mall

4355 Dixie, Waterford - now Highlander Coney Island


Fairlane Towne Center

22565 W. 8 Mile, Detroit - now Col's Deli

Wonderland Mall - closed when food court was remodeled in 1990's; basically became food court seating

Twelve Oaks Mall - empty?

Northland Center

Lakeside Mall - still open?

Oakland Mall

Arthur Treacher's

Eastland Center - food court torn down

Frenchtown Square - now part of Hallmark

Tel-Twelve Mall - torn down

Northland Center - now Fish Hut

Also, I remember seeing an old AT on 8 Mile somewhere near Farmington (it still had the old lantern sign) but I forget what it was.


381 Hamilton, Birmingham

1982 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills

Center Line - now KaleidoScoops

22445 Michigan, Dearborn

10618 W. Warren, Dearborn

20545 W. Warren, Dearborn Hts.

11395 E. McNichols, Detroit - now Maria's

11001 Morang, Detroit - now All American Coney

20152 Plymouth, Detroit - now Tubby's

18305 Wyoming, Detroit - now Ice Cream Place

17138 Farmington, Farmington

23629 Farmington, Farmington - now Hershey's

235 Inkster, Garden City

17021 Kercheval, Grosse Pte.

20081 Mack, Grosse Pte. Woods - now Ashby Sterling

10023 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck - now Mary's

27353 Cherry Hill, Inkster

28871 Southfield, Lathrup Village

29400 Joy, Livonia

Sunoco station, Luna Pier - station now has McDonald's and Blimpie

29141 Dequindre, Madison Hts. - now Jenny's

10600 W. 9 Mile, Oak Park

13701 W. 9 Mile, Oak Park

408 Main, Rochester - now Subway

3502 Crooks, Royal Oak - may not have existed

23215 Harper, St. Clair Shores - may not have existed; listing said "Marter" and closest I can think is Harper

42640 Van Dyke, Sterling Hts. - now KaleidoScoops

Northland Center - may not have existed

15446 Fort, Southgate

2018 West, Trenton - now Trenton Ice Cream

Oakland Mall

7710 Cooley, Union Lake

5058 Highland, Waterford - now KaleidoScoops

2428 Elizabeth Lake, Waterford


Detroit - now Sweet Georgia Brown



Big Boy

Fairlane Towne Center

27810 Gd. River, Farmington Hills - now Mayberry's

24084 Orchard Lake, Farmington Hills

25938 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills - now Cafe Venezia

Eastland Center - empty? I think it was behind the old JCPenney (now Sears), just down from the Avenue?

4089 Dix, Lincoln Park

19190 Middlebelt, Livonia - CVS/Pharmacy at address

29999 or 29961 Plymouth, Livonia - either address may be the Livonia Mall location which is now empty

133 W. Main, Northville

Twelve Oaks Mall

13400 W. 8 Mile - Originally HoJo's, now Sami's

Rochester @ Walton, Rochester - now a thai restaurant

Woodward @ I-696, Royal Oak

31270 John R., Royal Oak

Northland Center

Big Beaver Rd., Troy - was in the Top Of Troy skyscraper

Oakland Mall, Troy - may have moved before closing

Wayne - now the Beehive

Westland Center - now Griffin's

22301 Allen, Woodhaven

Bill Knapp's

36650 Gd. River, Farmington

Plymouth Rd., Livonia - now a day care

Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth - empty

Westland - now Famous Dave's


2053 Rawsonville, Belleville

38350 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills - now Ponderosa

33456 Seven Mile, Livonia

37601 S. Gratiot, Mt. Clemens - now Jet buffet

Telegraph Rd., Redford - now Ponderosa

31009 Harper, St. Clair Shores - now Ponderosa

15640 W. 11 Mile, Southfield - now Ponderosa

3900 Rochester, Troy - now Lucich's (sp?) Family Dining

4737 Dixie, Waterford - later Cooper's, now closed. Some sources also list a Bonanza at 2446 Dixie

34435 Michigan, Wayne

Boston Market

17137 Harper, Detroit - now Majestic Coney island

Earl Memorial @ Utica Rd., Sterling Hts. - now Corey T's

Burger Chef


Ferndale - later Hardee's, now Tim Hortons

Garden City

Hazel Park - later Hardee's, then Burger King; torn down for... you guessed it, Hardee's!

Fort St., Lincoln Park


Walled Lake

Westland - now Leon's

Burger King

2170 Rawsonville, Belleville

3031 W. Grand, Detroit

8 Mile Rd. @ M-10, Detroit - now L George Coney Island

32704 Gd. River, Farmington Hills

Hazel Park - Burger Chef->Hardee's->BK->torn down for another Hardee's

Wonderland Mall - empty

12 Oaks Mall

1365 S. Main, Plymouth - now Quality Properties GMAC

3740 N. Woodward, Royal Oak

1205 S. Woodward, Royal Oak

321 W. 12 Mile, Royal Oak

13359 Eureka, Southgate

Oakland Mall - may have had Godfather's Pizza in it

Summit Place Mall - empty?

Westland Center - now Motherhood Maternity

Charley's Steakery/Grilled Subs

Harper Woods - When I was in this mall in 2004, a space two doors down from Hot Sam said "Coming Soon - Charley's Steakery". Said store never opened. However, the old food court did have a Charley's in it - this food court is now torn down.

Summit Place Mall - empty?


Bloomfield Hills


Madison Hts.


Sterling Hts.


Church's Chicken

15525 Chicago, Detroit - still open?

Inkster - later Hickman's, now empty

850 N. Perry, Pontiac - Yahoo! Yellow Pages briefly listed a Sonic at this address

3215 W. 13 Mile - now Royal oak Coney. May be typo as current Church's is next door.

20 E. Maple, Troy - now Subway


Eastland Center - space removed for new food court in 2005

Westland Center - now Coffee Beanery

Coffee Beanery

Great Lakes Crossing - empty

Summit Place Mall - empty?

Westland Center #1 - now Journeys Shoes, moved to #2 location below

Westland Center #2 - now Express Men, moved to former Cinnabon space

Dairy Queen

Livonia Mall - may not have existed

Southland Center - food court closed 2006; DQ/Orange Julius moved to kiosk in middle of mall

Dawn Donuts

20830 Moross, Detroit

20005 W. Warren, Detroit

22201 W. 8 Mile, Detroit

39600 E. Ann Arbor, Plymouth - now Dunkin' Donuts



1500 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills

Sinacola Rd., Farmington Hills - now L. George Coney Island

321 W. 14 Mile, Madison Hts.

29022 Stephenson, Madison Hts.

714 Main, Rochester

28711 Groesbeck, Roseville

Lakeside Mall - may not have existed; I have seen the Sterling Heights Denny's listed as 16400 Lakeside, which is the mall's address

26799 Greenfield, Southfield - now L. George Coney Island

24977 Northwestern, Southfield

9845 Telegraph, Taylor

935 E. Long Lake, Troy - now Mediterranean Grill

3113 Crooks, Troy

6004 12 Mile, Warren

24920 Hoover, Warren


5539 Schafer, Dearborn - now JT's Pizza

15026 W. Warren, Dearborn - now Lion Pizzeria

4469 S. Telegraph, Dearborn hts.

11661 Dexter, Detroit

7201 E. 7 Mile, Detroit

8816 W. Vernor, Detroit

15630 Plymouth, Detroit

17140 E. Warren, Detroit

1401 Michigan, Detroit

20238 Joy, Detroit

20615 W. 7 Mile, Detroit

2847 E. 7 Mile, Detroit - now China Best

22341 Kelly, Eastpointe

9125 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck

19544 Kelly, Harper Woods

29275 Cherry Hill, Inkster

14030 Telegraph, Redford

25048 W. 6 Mile, Redford

Dunkin' Donuts

22431 Michigan, Dearborn

3031 W. Grand, Detroit - now Detroit Donuts

18400 Plymouth, Detroit - now Detroit Donuts

200 RenCen, Detroit

9101 Jos Campau, Hamtramck - now Detroit Donuts


Fairlane Towne Center - empty?

Grosse Pointe Farms - now Thieks Mongolian Grille

Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth

Ground Round

3375 Woodward, Royal Oak - formerly HoJo's


951 Opdyke, Auburn Hills

2141 Rawsonville, Belleville - Tim Hortons

1833 Coolidge, Berkley - later Arnie's, now empty

41276 Ford, Canton - Tim Hortons


309 N. Main, Clawson - Zorba's Coney Island

19301 15 Mile, Clinton Twp - Wendy's

36401 Garfield, Clinton Twp

735 Griswold, Detroit

12950 Gratiot, Detroit

11307 Telegraph, Detroit - Tim Hortons

5115 Dixie, Drayton Plains - IHOP?

33340 12 Mile, Farmington Hills - Tim Hortons

Ferndale - Tim Hortons

Grosse Pte. Farms - Wendy's

Harper Woods - Tim Hortons

Hartland - now Wendy's

172 S. Inkster, Inkster

Lake Orion - Tim Hortons

1817 Dix, Lincoln Park - Leon's Of Lincoln Park

4086 Fort, Lincoln Park - Wendy's

31150 5 Mile, Livonia - Wendy's

27526 Gd. River, Livonia - Wendy's

34110 Plymouth, Livonia - Legacy Of Livonia

Madison Hts. - Sero's Restaurant

Monroe - Tim Hortons

Northville - torn down

26245 Novi Rd., Novi - Wendy's

Oak Park - Nikola's Restaurant

Ottawa Lake - very short lived in Pilot Truckstop; is now Speedway/McDonald's

Plymouth Rd., Plymouth - Tim Hortons

Sheldon Rd., Plymouth - Wendy's

Riverview - now Kola's Food Factory

1314 S. Rochester, Rochester - later Ponderosa; torn down

25511 Gratiot, Roseville - Tim Hortons

2214 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak - Tim Hortons

South Lyon - Wendy's

24999 Northwestern, Southfield - Wendy's

42875 Hayes, Sterling Hts. - Tim Hortons

34918 Van Dyke, Sterling Hts. - Tim Hortons

2421 14 Mile, Sterling Hts. - Wendy's

21399 Van Buren, Taylor - Tim Hortons

5822 Telegraph, Taylor - Burger King

3221 W. Big Beaver, Troy

47050 Van Dyke, Utica - Tim Hortons

29030 Van Dyke, Warren - Tim Hortons

9 Mile @ Ryan, Warren - Zorba's

26807 Hoover, Warren - Tim Hortons

11549 E. 9 Mile, Warren - 5 Star Coney Island

20700 Mound, Warren - Tim Hortons

34438 Michigan, Wayne - George's Coney Island

180 N. cass lake, Waterford - Tim Hortons

29317 Joy, Westland - Wendy's

Hot Sam

Fairlane Town Center - Pretzel Time

Frenchtown Square - Pretzel Time

Northland Center

Oakland Mall - may not have existed

Summit Place Mall

Hungry Howie's

4431 S. Inkster, Inkster


Telegraph Rd., Dearborn - didn't see it on a recent trip down Telegraph

Jack In The Box

I remember reading somewhere that there were at least two JIB's in Detroit; someone said that one was a Tubby's and one was vacant, but didn't specify where each one was.

Kenny Rogers Roasters

Clarkston - now La Villa

5475 Waterford, Waterford

7011 N. Wayne, Westland - now a coney island


Telegraph Rd., Detroit - later Al Shallal

161 W. Huron, Pontiac

665 Joslyn, Pontiac

606 S. Rochester, Rochester

3266 Rochester, Troy

Little Caesar's

288 S. Hunter/Old Woodward, Birmingham

590 W. 14 Mile, Clawson

3050 Union lake, Commerce - now Dunkin' Donuts?

7557 Schafer, Dearborn

23780 Michigan, Dearborn - now tim Hortons

20475 W. Warren, Dearborn Hts.

1686 Lansing, Detroit

276 McNichols, Detroit - Alex's Koney

19615 Plymouth, Detroit - Subway

17300 E. Warren, Detroit

14319 Greenfield, Detroit

14152 Gratiot, Detroit

243 W. Congress, Detroit

19500 Van Dyke, Detroit - Starz Pizza

900 W. 8 Mile, Ferndale - Back In The Day Soul Food

Eastland Center

27872 John R., Madison hts. - Na Thai

5 S. Telegraph, Pontiac

27338 Plymouth, Redford

25455 Gd. River, Redford

624 Main, Rochester

1892 S. Rochester, Roc. Hills

Northland Center

2380 Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake

Southland Center

5117 Rochester, Troy

1124 N. Pontiac, Walled Lake

Universal Mall - Giuseppe's Pizza

4670 W. Walton, Waterford

7425 Orchard Lake, W. Bloomfield - either DQ or Oakland Family restaurant

4248 Orchard Lake, w. Bloomfield

Long John Silvers

25230 Michigan, Dearborn

4345 Telegraph, Dearborn

17831 9 Mile, Eastpointe - Legends Coney Island

22525 Woodward, Ferndale - McDonald's

30210 Ford, Garden City

103 N. Groesbeck, Mt. Clemens - either 5 Star Coney or Taco Bell

424 N. Telegraph, Monroe - Magic Wok

27090 Gd. River, Redford - Dave & Cindy's

17440 Fort, Riverview

28835 Gratiot, Roseville - Krispy Kreme

15700 JL Hudson Dr., Southfield

29933 Southfield Rd., Southfield

34834 Van Dyke, Sterling Hts. - Avenue Grille

2140 Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake - now KFC?

150 W. Maple, Troy

19275 West Rd., Woodhaven - Pizza Hut


1201 Griswold, Detroit - Ted's

170 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale

Eastland Center - old food court demolished

18580 Fort, Riverview - now Coney Dave's; was listed as carryout only

Livernois @ University, Rochester - was McD's express; now Bellacino's

21366 W. 8 Mile, Southfield - empty?

Northland Center - A & W

6753 Orchard Lake, W. Bloomfield - Boston Market

1645 S. Wayne, Westland

5235 Merriman, Westland

Mrs. Fields

Livonia Mall - empty

Nickerson Farms

Ottawa Lake - now Marathon?

Old Country Buffet

Tel-Twelve Mall - demolished

Westland - now Hometown Buffet

Olga's Kitchen

Tel-Twelve Mall - demolished

Universal Mall - now a coney island

Summit Place Mall - empty?

1 Potato 2

Wonderland Mall - closed when food court was rebuilt

Orange Julius

Eastland Center

Wonderland Mall - may not have existed

Livonia Mall

Northland Center

Southland Center - moved out of food court when food court closed in 2006

Pizza Hut

22024 Van Born, Dearborn Hts.

200 RenCen, Detroit

10257 S. Telegraph, Detroit

30149 Ford, Garden City? (City wasn't listed)

14349 Telegraph, Redford

7876 Telegraph, Taylor


2100 Haggerty, Canton

27125 Cherry Hill, Inkster - McDonald's at address

1265 W. 14 Mile, Madison Hts.

2446 Elizabeth Lake, Pontiac

15301 Telegraph, Redford - McDonald's at address

1312 S. Rochester, Rochester - torn down

2250 Woodward, Royal Oak

15680 JL Hudson, Southfield - later Steve's Soul Food

8460 S. Telegraph, Taylor - closed

21000 Schoenherr, Warren


3130 Rochester, Troy

Pretzel Peddler

Wonderland Mall

Universal Mall

Westland Center - now Thimble Wiz (basement of mall)


8 Mile @ Ryan, Detroit - in March 2004, this location was boarded up but had brand new Subway signs on it

17831 9 Mile, Eastpointe - now Legends Coney Island

21909 Ecorse, Taylor

Telegraph Rd., Taylor - now Subway

Wayne Rd., Westland - now Dan's Dairy Too

Red Lobster

20422 Mack, Grosse Pte. Woods - Farmer Jack at address

24705 W. 12 Mile, Southfield

7750 Metropolitan, Sterling Hts. - Mezzaluna restaurante

8787 Telegraph, Taylor - Leon's

3150 Elizabeth lake, Waterford - Smokey Bones BBQ

Ruby Tuesday

Fairlane Towne Center - empty

Tel-12 Mall - torn down


RenCen, Detroit

508 Monroe, Detroit

Eastland Center - food court torn down

Wonderland Mall

Livonia Mall - now Labarro's (no, really!)

Frenchtown Square - now Piccolo Italian Eatery

Tel-12 Mall - torn down

Northland Center - now Subway

Lakeside Mall - re-located when food court was built

Summit Place Mall - empty?

Westland Center - now East Cafe



Eureka Rd., Taylor - now Big Boy

Steak & Ale

32750 Concord, Madison Hts.

24666 Northwestern, Southfield

34800 Van Dyke, Sterling Hts. - now Talal's

Steak & Shake

Mall Dr., Waterford - empty


Ottawa Lake - now storage for an orchard


Eastland Center - re-located from old food court

169 S. Telegraph, Pontiac

Woodward @ 13 Mile, Royal Oak - now a coney island

Tel-12 Mall - torn down

Taylor - re-located from food court to former Mervyn's wing

Wayne Rd., Westland

Taco Bell

9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe - now Subway

Eastland Center - food court torn down

Vernier @ I-94, Harper Woods - empty?

1327 S. Main, Plymouth - now Hungry Howie's

Tel-12 Mall - torn down

Northland Center - 1987 phone book lists a Taco Bell in Northland Center; I could swear that there was a Taco Bell in the Marshall Field's when I was there in 2001.

Universal Mall - empty?

N. Telegraph, Waterford - now Quizno's

Summit Place Mall - empty

6308 Wayne, Westland - now La Shish

Taco Time

Fairlane Town Center

12 Oaks Mall - both are empty; locations lasted only a couple months as this chain quickly entered and left Michigan

Tim Hortons

Telegraph Rd., Redford-ish - empty


9 Mile @ Gratiot, Eastpointe - now a chicken restaurant?


1660 Cass Lake, Keego Harbor

Frenchtown Square Mall - empty

1035 N. perry, Pontiac

900 Woodward, Pontiac

Redford - now Little Caesar's

1745 N. Telegraph, Waterford - now another restaurant

30121 Ford, Westland - now Tim Hortons

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I could not help you with this one if I have to make corrections. Although with the HUGE amount of Subways in Detroit you would think more have closed.

That is a ton of Baskin-Robbins closures!!

Can you provide the website again where you are compiling this data?

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I could not help you with this one if I have to make corrections. Although with the HUGE amount of Subways in Detroit you would think more have closed.

That is a ton of Baskin-Robbins closures!!

Can you provide the website again where you are compiling this data?

http://www.angelfire.com/mi4/forgottenmi/former.html is where I'm compiling my data. Yes, I know covering Detroit is no easy task, but if anyone knows of any I've missed, or any that are still open even though I have them listed as closed...

The Baskin-Robbins listings came from this one guy's webpage - apparently he got some sort of award from Baskin-Robbins for having eaten at over 2000 different Baskin-Robbins stores, and he listed each one he's been to. His page for Michigan is http://web2.airmail.net/ron/BRST-Michigan.htm; this is where I got most of the closed-up locations for Michigan. I had a hard time deciphering some of his listings (e. g. "7/52" for Owosso; I assume he meant M-52) and "23215 Marter" in St. Clair Shores.

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