One of the Detroit's music gems is getting a major upgrade with the hopes of bringing more concerts to Midtown Detroit.
The Majestic Theatre will under a $1 million renovation that will restore the outside facade and make improvements to the first floor cafe, stage and concert area in the coming months. It was announced as AEG Presents and the Majestic work to bring more concerts to the theatre.
"We think the future is brighter than ever in Detroit and now is the perfect time to invest and grow our business," says Dave Zainea, owner of the Majestic. "We will now be able to bring more top-notch bands and performers to midtown. The renovations we are undertaking will enhance the concert going experience for our customers and it will also add to the bustling environment happening outside our doors. This project will add jobs and help improve the local economy in Detroit. We are very happy to have this wonderful opportunity."
The renovations will be done in three different phases with the first beginning this month. That renovation will include replacing the original marquee with limestone and black granite, installing a street box office, lobby bar and upgraded restrooms. The original marquee dates back to 1935.
There will also be the removal of drapes, installing new stage flooring, restoring ceilings, upgrading sound systems and more.
Now, they look to promote over 100 concerts a year at the theatre.