I am so envious that you have gotten to go inside! I have loved this building forever, and can't wait to see it finished!
I feel the same way as Brian and Becky - I've always wanted to see it from inside. I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's done. Wonder what some of the old-timers will think when it's finished.
> Wonder what some of the old-timers will think when it's finished. "Well...it's about time!"
I'm just happy that it's finally being used for something I had always wanted it to be used for; People living in the city. Am glad someone who had the money could do this renovation. It's like a cornerstone for Flint to me.
omg my mother used to work at the scots grille there at least 40 years ago.that is awesome.i hope she is around when its complete,ill take her there nancy middleton
I never thought I'd see the day that the Durant would get renovated. It's too bad it didn't happen six years ago, when I was looking for an apartment.
I've heard stories about the wonder and beauty of the Durant since I was a little girl - so excited to see this renovation happeneing and cannot wait to see the inside!
Is the first picture the "Ballroom"? I haven't been there since one of the Musical Societies had a statewide meeting there in the early 1960s. I still have some of the souvenirs that were on the table somewhere. I remember singing "Gary, Indiana" from "The Music Man" in the singing part of the meeting.
Wonderful! "The Future Lives in Flint! =^O
Very nice pictures... Apartments will go for rent next month!!! I can't believe it's finally almost done, it looks wonderful!
My husband worked as a BellHop during the 1940s at The Durant and has many stories to tell !!! I will definately take him there for a viewing. He is 83 yr. old now.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.