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Alto Barn to be Rebuilt in Detroit Area

 
Posted March 31st, 2014 @ 8:28am

Two restaurant owners want to rebuild a western Michigan barn from the 1880s in Detroit as a venue for events such as weddings, an art gallery or some other new use.
 
 Scott Lowell and Carolyn Howard, the married co-owners of the Traffic Jam and Snug Restaurant, tell the Detroit Free Press  that they had the about 7,500-square-foot wooden barn disassembled, loaded onto a flatbed trailer and trucked to Detroit.
 
 The barn that once stood in Alto, near Grand Rapids, has long been in Howard's family. Built in 1888, it was home to dairy cows and also held hay.
 
 The wood is stacked and numbered for reassembly in a lot near their restaurant. They're looking for a site for it and would need city approval for their plans.

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