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Off Broadway East is back in business!

By |2017-05-02T09:00:00-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Nearly a year after an awful fire forced the club to close, Off Broadway East is back. The club, which will celebrate 21 years in business in April, has been owned for the past 11 by Tony Miller and Dan Smith. The couple worked tirelessly over the past few months to refurbish this favorite nightspot.
“I have a love for the gay community that I can’t explain,” said Miller. “I like to give them the best.”
The club has a new look (can you say red?) and lots of new features. Detroit’s queens of catering, Dee and Ardine of Specialty, are now operating a brand new kitchen and serving up a delicious variety of snack foods every night. For the grand reopening, customers received free calendars and copies of the debut issue of FlavaMen magazine. Nightly themes and specials promotions at the club will be announced in the near future. For now you should know that OBE is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Smith said he wasn’t sure for a time that the club would reopen, but he’s glad it finally has.
“All I can say is it’s God’s will,” he said. “We were bitter over all the gossip surrounding the fire, but we’re looking past it. God’s got a purpose for us here.”

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.