There’s curious news for the Dream Cruise coming to Detroit’s Woodward Avenue this weekend. An icon of the muscle car era will be going through a dramatic change.
Last December, the historic Vinsetta Garage unexpectedly shut its doors. Perhaps nothing along the city’s main boulevard was more closely associated with the era of muscle cars – or the annual Woodward Dream Cruise that draws tens of thousands of classic cars and over a million spectators to line the long route. So, many were worried that the retro-classic garage would be knocked down for yet another strip mall or chain restaurant.
But according to a report in The Detroit Free Press, the 91-year-old facility will reopen next spring as a moderately upscale restaurant – but one likely maintaining the familiar Vinsetta Garage façade and logo.
The old building, with its long disconnected Shell Oil gasoline pumps, has been a familiar site to Woodward motorists, formal (as in Cruisers) and informal (mere commuters), for decades.