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Anne Erickson

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Thanks for the memories, Palace.

This Saturday (July 11) at 8 a.m., the Palace of Auburn Hills will come crumbling down under the pressure of 800 pounds of dynamite.

Some local roads will be closed due to the implosion, including northbound Lapeer Road at the M-24 interchange; southbound Lapeer at Harmon Road; and the M-24 interchange to I-75 in both directions, from I-75 and from M-24. The closures are expected to last about 30 minutes.

The new site is set to house office and research and development space.

As if 2020 wasn’t hard enough, we have to say “farewell” to the Palace this year, too? Sigh. What’s your favorite Palace memory?

Here’s a look at the start of the demolition of the Palace from Diana Casetti.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal music, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings.