Thursday, April 9, 2009

Flint Postcards: Walli's Supper Club

7 comments:

  1. Love that nautical theme mixed with quasi-Bavarian beer hall chic. Flint used to have real style.

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  2. Walli's is still there and going strong. In fact, they just added an Irish style pub.

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  3. Walli's was born the same year I was...1950. I try to stop by and get some fish and chips when I'm in town. Tasty stuff!

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  4. We used to go there as a "special treat" when I was a kid. That would be the one on N. Saginaw. We got all dressed up and everything (if I'm recalling correctly, they had a guy playing a grand piano).

    It was there I had my first taste of caviar ... almost spat it right back onto the serving dish!

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  5. I think the Youth Theater cast partys used to be at Walli's... but I don't really remember them.

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  6. The original Walli's Supper Club, unsurprisingly, doesn't exist anymore. It's an empty lot on North Saginaw, between Grand Blvd. & Humphrey in Genesee Township.

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  7. The original location burnt down but they reopened the supper club on Pierson Rd.

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