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12-08-2012, 01:25 PM
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Although the Olympia closed in 1979, it wasn't demolished until 1987. Apparently stuff was ripe for the taking during that time.

When I was living in the Toronto area back in the 80's, I knew a guy whose basement rec room was a shrine to hockey. In it he had several items from the Olympia including seats, and a phone booth.

He and a friend drove down to Detroit, went into the Olympia, and took some seats, phone booth and several other items. They packed them into his station wagon and drove across the border to Canada with no problems.

Apparently, it was quite easy to get into the closed Olympia and there were already derelicts living there.

True story.

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