Detroit Masonic Temple spokesman says it's not bankrupt

Spokesman says published report not accurate, bankruptcy filing involves previous Masonic Temple owner

By Shawn Ley - Reporter

DETROIT - A spokesman for Detroit's Masonic Temple says the iconic building has not filed for bankruptcy.

Brad Dizik said, contrary to a published report, the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing under the Detroit Masonic Temple Corporation is connected a former owner who is facing several lawsuits.

However, Dizik says, the current owners, the Masonic Temple Association, do not have any outstanding debt or concerns of closing.

The event venue is a gem of Detroit history and architecture and a temple of rock ‘n' roll history.

The Rolling Stones to The Who to Jimi Hendrix have all played there.

It was rescued from the brink just weeks ago when musician Jack White stepped up and paid $142,000 in back taxes as the temple was slipping into foreclosure.

READ: Jack White pays tax bill for historic Detroit property

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