The Lindell AC will reopen this Saturday, March 16 for “A Night At The Lindell AC” in celebration of the new exhibition, Lindell AC: America’s First Sports Bar, at the Detroit Historical Museum.
The Lindell AC was originally established in 1949, by the Butsicaris family; it came to be known as Detroit’s original watering hole for athletes and entertainers alike.
The bar’s interior was filled with wall to wall photographs and museum quality sports memorabilia the Butsicaris had collected from over the years.
After opening the bar with their father in 1949, the Butsicaris brothers started collecting photographs and game used artifacts on the advice of Yankee infielder Billy Martin in the mid 1950’s. The bar would eventually become a favorite for visiting athletes and celebrities who stayed in the nearby hotels downtown.
The original closed its doors back in 2002, after over half a century in business; but it’s the legendary history and the memories from the community that allow Lindell to continue today.
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