It was a restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan for over 80 years, but the vacant building will be demolished for redevelopment.
The Courthouse Grille on the hilltop overlooking Edward Hines Park closed in late 2017.
For many families in the west metro Detroit suburbs, including mine, it was a place for family reunions, holiday celebrations, graduation parties, and first dates.
I knew it as The Hillside Inn when I was growing up. It was the scene for birthday celebrations as well as a Girl Scout seniors graduation for me.
We held our son’s high school graduation party there.
The restaurant changed names and ownership over the years, but always retained memories of wonderful meals and good memories for me.
The building has stood vacant since early January 2018. Some of the shutters have fallen down off the building, though the rest of the outside of the restaurant looks good.
We’ve lost a lot of buildings in the Plymouth/Canton area due to redevelopment over the years.
I’m sad this historical building will be gone soon.