The Works is a small, family owned business that has been in operation for over 20 years. They are the longest continuously running techno bar in Detroit.
They share the news that they are currently facing eviction and are being forced into a new location. The Works had a long-running lease agreement with the building’s previous owner, but the building sold and the new owner decided not to renew the nightclub’s lease.
“As with the recent fate of many small businesses in Detroit, The Works is being forced out of their property that they have been renting for 20 years. Our previous landlord sold the building in a very fast deal, giving us a very short notice. The new landlord, will unfortunately not give us a lease. We hate to ask but we need help. We need money to help us move to our new location.” – The Works team
The Works hopes to raise $50,000 to open its new location. The money would go towards installing a sprinkler system, a hood and exhaust system for the kitchen, elevator installation, and to connect the building’s water supply. A new building for a future location for The Works has been purchased, it still has a long way to go.
The Works hosted some of the world’s top-billed DJ talent such as Pete Tong, Derrick Carter, Kevin Saunderson, and many more.
To help get The Works back on its feet in a new location, you can donate money on their GoFundMe page.