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Big Pink

Big Pink

A new Detroit music and art space will soon open, thanks to two guys who have been friends since childhood.

Detroit  Metro Times writes that Maher Hachem (aka Munch) and Toby Murray (aka Chester Pink) “both grew up in the metro Detroit area and loved going to live music events together. Eventually Hachem started creating his own hip-hop music, while Murray pursued concert photography.

“After college, the two moved in together in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood. They started throwing parties in 2018, including an event called ‘The Room is Spinning’ in a space in the Eastern Market area.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic caused events to be put on hold, the two looked into getting a space of their own. They say they put together a business plan to show investors and acquired the buildings in 2020.”

The result? Big Pink.

The space on Detroit’s riverwalk was previously a hot water tank manufacturing warehouse. It has been converted into a state-of-the-art music venue.

Munch and Chester Pink intend for the space to be a platform for local artists to thrive while also bringing in talent from all over the world.

“Big Pink is an immersive experience that we’ve designed from scratch,” the pair promise. “Our opening will bring out all the stops, including an artist market filled with incredible local brands, interactive art, food, drinks, and some of the best DJ’s Detroit has to offer.”

The owners’ plans are so big they’re going to need two nights to celebrate. Big Pink opens Nov. 25 and 26, 2022.


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