Saturday, January 9, 2016
Doc here, a man who some say took Betsy to Charles Coffee Shop on Columbus Circle. I had black coffee and apple pie with a slice of melted yellow cheese. I think that was a good selection. Betsy had coffee and a fruit salad dish. She could have had anything she wanted.
A brand new reporter has checked in, filled out his paperwork, and is now a card carrying member of the Knights Lizardo, AKA a reporter for The Journal. This new scribe is Joe the Cabdriver. He will be focusing primarily on the Michigan scene, but will be on assignment in surrounding areas as well.
In this report, Joe the Cabdriver brings us up to speed on the scene in Grand Rapids, Michigan, an area I am familiar with but only within the last 5 years. Joe has history and a good memory, so that is good for the rest of us.
So ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Joe the Cabdriver to The Journal of Adult Theaters.
Joe The Cabdriver here. I thought I'd give you a report on the sad state of affairs of the Grand Rapids, MI adult theater scene.
Grand Rapids, MI
Back in the 90's and early aughts, the GR scene was fantastic, centered on the Cina-Mini 2 on Bridge street, which was one of the most hardcore theaters I have ever frequented. I witnessed many, many wonderful debaucheries in that place over the years, but it sadly closed a few years ago, a victim of the restrictive city regulations enacted on adult businesses by the highly religious factions in this town. Police harassment has decreased, I am told, so there is hope for a resurgence. Grand Rapids does have a very active swinger and BDSM scene, such as Club 616, which centers around various motels in the area. There is hope for this town.
The Cina-Mini 1 at 1358 Plainfield is still open. That place attracted couples in the heyday, but not nearly as much as the other one. It has been completely remodeled to comply with city regulations, and is actually now much cleaner and nicer than it was, not nearly as grungy or smelly.