Detroit Strange
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11 days ago

Ep.18 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow Room

Shelby Hotel & One Eyed Al

In Episode 18 Jess & Alex have some White Lady Cocktails and Jess tells Alex about the Shelby Hotel and the last resident during the 3 decades it sat vacant - One Eyed Al. How did a hotel that opened with success come to change hands many times? What caused it to close in just one year after new ownership in the 70's? Who was One-Eyed Al and do people still see him today? Listen and find out!