Movie cameras continue to roll in downtown Detroit and throughout Michigan. This week, Coaches Corner in Harmonie Park had its turn in the limelight.
Detroit’s No. 1 sports bar transformed briefly into a French café for filming of the Richard Gere and Topher Grace spy flick “The Double”. Production crews arrived on Monday, June 28 to remove all the sports paraphernalia and signage from the walls in the front window of the bar, and crews returned a day later for 13 hours of filming.
By Thursday, the only evidence that a movie crew had been there was a chalkboard that had been hung near the front door announcing the place’s name as Le Petite Escragot, and a few small splatters of fake blood on the sidewalk left behind from a stabbing scene that took place on the corner of Centre Street and East Grand River Avenue.
“The Double” will be filmed at various Detroit locales throughout the summer, standing in for scenes that depict Paris, Baltimore and Washington D.C.
SEE IT FOR YOURSELF: Visit Coaches Corner at 1465 Centre St. in Detroit, or call 313-963-4000. Check them out online at detroitcoachescorner.com.