by Tom Perkins
"We're remodeling and within a couple months or so we will reopen. Everyone will be amazed at the renovation inside and the work we're doing," he says.
According to Hamtramck historian Greg Kowalski, The Clock opened in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Though the dates are a little fuzzy, Kowalski and several Hamtramck officials say it closed sometime around 2009, re-opened, closed again in 2011, then briefly re-opened as a soul food restaurant, Leka's, in 2012. After that quickly closed, L. George's Coney Island opened a location in the building, but that only lasted for around one year.
The building sat vacant since, though it also served as a temporary set for diner scenes in the now-off-the-air Detroit 1-8-7.