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GR Man Builds A Scale Model Of The Old DJ’s Lounge

Remember the old DJ’s Lounge over on 28th Street? The iconic A-frame building has been gone for years, but now you can see what it used to look like in all its glory, thanks to a local DJ. Jef Leppard is a local club DJ know for his ’80s night parties at the Pyramid Scheme, but he also hosts a web site about Grand Rapids storied past called GR-Retro.

This week he posted about a project he’s been working on for the last few years. He has built a pretty darn good 1/24th scale model of the old DJ’s Lounge as it looked in its glory years of the late ’70s and early ’80s, and it looks fabulous.

Not only has he built the scale model, but he made it into a diorama featuring a sunset sky and a classic automobile from that era.

Jef says the project started out differently:

This whole thing started with me thinking I was going to do a diorama of my 70s childhood home. The 65 Pontiac Catalina in the pic above was my Grandparents car. Then the news came that DJs was going to be demolished and I thought that would be a cooler project. Kept the car though, and that determined my scale. 

Check out the story and all of Jef’s photos here.




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