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Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 7:49 a.m.

Barnstormer must close for repairs and demolish unsafe parts of building

By Paula Gardner

Previous coverage: Wedding plans disrupted after code violations yield 'potential for catastrophe' in Barnstormer's banquet hall

The troubled Barnstormer Entertainment Complex near Whitmore Lake received a decision on its future Thursday night, according to a report on


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Owner Rob Cortis received a 60-day extension from Green Oak Township officials to take care of fire code and safety violations, according to the report. It also requires any portion of the property built or remodeled without approval to be demolished within that time.

Among the additional issues cited by the township were the lack of work on the property since December and its suspended liquor license. It ordered that utilities be shut off and the entire facility closed while the safety issues are addressed.

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Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 9:21 p.m.

This is of no surprise. Maybe the owner should PAY BACK all the Bride's to be that he ripped off! Enough stories about the complex. Wheres the stories on the people that he refuses to pay back. We are not talking about a couple hundred we are talking about thousands! So it's not like he did not have funds to at least start the renovation. Because he kept all the "deposits" from the couples. Just a thought!!


Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 5:49 p.m.

It is difficult to work with no water, gas or electricity. If they really want it fixed, at least leave the power on - so long as the bill is current.


Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 12:57 p.m.

The owners have dragged their feet long enough!