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Once legendary concert venue Gold Dollar Bar believed to be total loss after fire

DETROIT – Crews battled a fire at a once legendary concert venue, the Gold Dollar Bar, on Monday evening.

UPDATEOnce legendary concert venue Gold Dollar Bar demolished after suspicious fire

The building had been abandoned for nearly 20 years and is believed to be a total loss after the fire.

Olympia Development, which owns the building, released the following statement:

"We are aware of the fire at the Gold Dollar building. We will cooperatively work with the Detroit Fire Department to determine cause. Safety and controlling the fire is the top priority tonight."


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