The Tropicana Bar belonged to my late Uncle and we all miss him as well as this bar which served as a place for friends, family, factory workers and all to meet and have a good time! Thank you for the photos and for the memories FlintExpats!
I wish I knew who posted the above...Tropicana Bar belonged to my Grandfather, Arthur Lee Roper, Sr.....Maybe the person above is my relative...
Just wish I could post some shots of the bar when it was open!
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My Grandad's beloved Tropicana Bar. I remember going in during lunch time and meeting all the good folks, playing Al B. Sure on the jukebox, and getting to play pool for free. Wonderful place. If I come across any pics geewhy, I'll try to pass them along.
Where is this located?
I drove by that place thousands of times - but now, after living away from Flint for well over two decades, I'm drawing a complete blank: where is this place located again?
It's on Industrial Ave. between E. Jamieson and E. McClellan.
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