Vanished Site Data

 

 

Site Name:

Bowser's / Club Soda

Site Location:

340 E. Michigan Avenue

Date Vanished:

Bowser's: 1983

Site Information:

Bowser's was eventually transformed from a lounge to a ragtime sing-a-long joint.  It became Club Soda in 1983.  The building dates from the turn of the century.  Originally the building was the Arlington Hotel and then later the Columbia Hotel.  The painted ad on the side of the building is still visible today.

 

 

 

 

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This picture is of the 1965 occupant, the Twilight Zone Club Soda.
     
     
 

 

 
 
Arlington Hotel in 1910   The Columbia Hotel ad still visible on exterior
     
   
  1971 Ad  
     
     
   
The original Bowser's tiles were exposed when the facade was renovated
     
  Images contributed by Eric Lorey  
     
Images courtesy of the original Vanished Kalamazoo site
     
     

 

 

 

 

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