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jmarkow

Oxford, MI

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May 13, 2008
 
Does anyone remember a small mall across from Macomb Mall back in the late 60's, early 70's that had some head shops, tshirt shops, arcade and fast food joints? It was a teen and early twenties hangout, and I can't for the life of me remember the name of the place.
jmarkow

Oxford, MI

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May 13, 2008
 
I just remembered the name. The Trading Post.
Can anyone confirm?
thunderdog

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May 22, 2008
 
jmarkow wrote:
I just remembered the name. The Trading Post.
Can anyone confi rm?
yes it was the tradeing post. does anyone have any pics of it. i used to go there alot it even had a concert hall in back. and a guy who looked like the zig zag man on the sign on gratiot
thunderdog

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May 22, 2008
 
at the concert hall bands like rush, aerosmith, new york dolls, mickey nolan from the monkies and many more played. i got a great pipe at tobacco road. which is now the road show on gratiot near 12 mile
jmarkow

Oxford, MI

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#5
May 22, 2008
 
Yes, I remember the zig zag man on the front. thanks for confirming.
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Gwise

Rochester, MI

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#6
Jan 18, 2009
 
I remember well, those were some of the best times... I lived in Fraser, and my friends and I were always hanging out at the 'Trading Post', bought our jeans at Jeans Galore,$10 a pair. Hung out with a lot of the small shops, even modeled some jewelry for the shops owners. The 70's were a great time to be... well you know! Thanks for the memories!!!
Carol

Grand Rapids, MI

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#7
Mar 17, 2009
 
Hey I remember that place. I would buy tapestries and buttons of Van Halen and other bands I liked back then. Then we'd all go to "Galaxy Arcade and hang out for the night. Greatest game there was Gyrus.
Ron

United States

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#9
Feb 17, 2010
 
Yes the trading post was excellent.The overpowering but heavenly aroma of incense as soon as you entered.The small plywood sectioned shops and the girls that used to frequent. WOW I remember these two very cute 16 year olds who needed a buck and they started going thru my front pockets.As a young guy I couldn't tell them I was broke[Could I?] great times.The girls were pretty forward at that place and if they needed a ride home they would tell you Always room for them in the car!
ELLEN

Las Vegas, NV

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#10
Jul 6, 2010
 
Yes, the Trading Post was the BEST OF TIMES, I remember the candle shop, and the many arcade games mostly pinball machines. I remember that Denny McClain for the Detroit Tigers bought the place and liked to gamble with all of us on the pinball machines. Not to mention the Guys. What memories.... Thankx I really needed that..
Rick

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#11
Aug 4, 2010
 
Our band Silver Coach played there the night the place caught on fire. The stage was in back of the building and we were playing Firehouse by Kiss. Everyone thought the smoke was part of the show, until we realized the place was burning. We lost a lot of our equipment that night.

The place was refurbished into a roller rink afterwards in which the band returned playing friday and saturday nights. Not the same but it had that history. Lot's of memories...
Kelly

Sterling Heights, MI

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#12
Oct 6, 2010
 
Carol wrote:
Hey I remember that place. I would buy tapestries and buttons of Van Halen and other bands I liked back then. Then we'd all go to "Galaxy Arcade and hang out for the night. Greatest game there was Gyrus.
I just wanted you to know I created a faebook page for Galaxy Arcade for people to reconnect! If you have any photo's please post Mario was not giving any up!
George_s frogger machine

Detroit, MI

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Oct 6, 2010
 
Kelly wrote:
<quoted text> I just wanted you to know I created a faebook page for Galaxy Arcade for people to reconnect! If you have any photo's please post Mario was not giving any up!
I will let my younger brother know, he claimed he was "top point winner" on tetris for weeks!!

(Seinfeld episode reference intended!)
Spyder Tom

Warren, MI

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Feb 3, 2011
 
I was one of the biker crowd who hung out at the 12mile and Gratiot BurgerKing. We would ride over to The Trading Post just to watch people, enjoy the incense and have a differant kind of good time. I used to enjoy the underground comic books from one of the vendors! Really did enjoy the place!
Bob

Canal Winchester, OH

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Apr 2, 2011
 
Great times - just down the road from the Gratiot Drive in. It was the insense that made the place. Lot of teen chicks, 1st place I saw tatoos being done.
Paul

Detroit, MI

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#16
Jun 19, 2012
 
Where can I get list of bands played there. looking for band called catfish hodge 4 400lbs rockers in bibbed overalls that jammed like I've never heard since. any info??/
Paul

Detroit, MI

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#17
Jun 20, 2012
 
Is there a list of the bands olayed there anyehere like david bowie big name now like blue oyster cult ad many more but really need listing of 4 haystack calhoun type named ctfish hodge??? badest rockers ever heard and original look help please...
Rich

Roscommon, MI

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#18
Aug 10, 2012
 
Yes it was the Trading Post. I worked there in The Unisex Shoppe. I also worked at the original Trading Post on Ten mile and Woodward. Thunderdog, the picture of the guy on the sign was Toulouse-Lautrec the french painter. It was a wonderful place to work. I never made much money, but I had a lot of fun and got to see all the cool bands.
diz

Clarkston, MI

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Aug 11, 2012
 
hi
Sylvia Villarreal-Foyt

Rochester, MI

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#20
Feb 5, 2013
 
I have many memories of The Trading Post Roseville on top of cruising Gratiot Ave, I was an avid pool table player, all the awesome shops, the wet t-shirt contest The Hot Pants contest which I won! An all expense paid vacation to The Bahamas! All my girlfriends & guy friends hung out there! We had a huge reunion on Facebook tonight which was great! Thanks for the memories!
Karen

Utica, MI

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Feb 26, 2013
 

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Trading Post NEVER had a concert hall, nor did any of the below groups every perform there. I was a regular there for about 2 years about 1971 to 1973 and they didn't remain open much longer than that.
thunderdog wrote:
at the concert hall bands like rush, aerosmith, new york dolls, mickey nolan from the monkies and many more played. i got a great pipe at tobacco road. which is now the road show on gratiot near 12 mile

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