The Majestic Theatre’s Big Detroit Entertainment Complex Lists for Sale

In another sign of the times, Midtown’s Majestic Theatre entertainment complex has listed for sale for an unspecified price. Dave Zainea, an owner of the venue that stretches a block of Woodward Avenue, tells Crain’s the sale was something that his family had been considering for a while but COVID-19 losses pushed them over the edge.



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The listing includes the Majestic Theatre and Magic Stick music venues along with the Garden Bowl bowling alley, the Alley Deck rooftop bar, and Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria and Deli. Currently, Zainea says the family hopes that they will find a buyer that values the history and spirit of the property. The venue started out as just a bowling alley in 1946 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garden Bowl is one of the oldest bowling alleys in the country. Two years ago, the

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