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Fillmore Detroit To Temporarily Close, Lay Off 180

Fillmore Detroit To Temporarily Close, Lay Off 180

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DETROIT (CelebrityAccess) The Fillmore Detroit is expected to shutter from June 4 to October for renovation, with 180 employees laid off.

“The Fillmore Detroit will undergo a planned restoration of the main auditorium ceiling this summer,” Live Nation said.  “Live Nation and Forbes Management, the building owners, are excited to work on this paint restoration together.”

Live Nation made the announcement in a letter to Mayor Mike Duggan’s office, according to The Detroit News.  The letter, which was filed with the State of Michigan, said 180 employees will be affected including bartenders, guest service employees, and stagehands.  The notice was sent per the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, which requires employers of more than 100 employees to provide 60 days notice of mass layoffs, according to the paper.

“Certain employees” may be able to transfer to another area of the company, according to the letter, and all will be eligible for reemployment after the reopening.

The 2,200-capacity Fillmore opened in 1925 as the State Theatre and was rebranded by Live Nation in 2007.

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