Vanished Site Data

 

 

Site Name:

Club Zorba / King's Inn / Mermaid Lounge

Site Location:

202 North Rose Street

Date Vanished:

Club Zorba: 1980

Site Information:

A notorious strip club, Club Zorba was a dash of spice to old downtown life and a thorn in the side of the city fathers.  Club Zorba did battle with local governments from its opening. Even a disastrous fire in 1980 couldn’t close its doors.  The business kept on as the King's Inn in 1981 and eventually the Mermaid Lounge. It  was forced to close in the summer of 1990 due to the Arcadia Creek redevelopment project, and relocated from downtown to a location on Ravine Road.  The site is now part of KVCC.  Click on the thumbnails below to view its various iterations, including the original Zorba sign which was revealed during final demolition in the early 1990s.

 

 

 

 

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Images contributed by Eric Lorey and R. Parzyck
     
Images courtesy of the original Vanished Kalamazoo site
     
     

 

 

 

 

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