We’ve all heard about the state tax incentives that have led Hollywood types to come to Michigan to film their projects. Knowing that, I wasn’t too surprised a few weeks ago when I rode through downtown Detroit and saw a mob of people and at least a dozen huge trailers outside of Lafayette Coney Island.
I didn’t stop to ask what was taping, but I could see inside one of the trailers and noticed racks and racks of wardrobe accessories, so I knew they were filming something. (I wish I had gotten a picture.) Anyway, it turns out, what I probably saw was the taping of a scene for the HBO show “Hung”. I read the other day that the show (known more for the cameo G-Money made when a scene was taped at Portofino’s in Wyandotte) was going to feature a scene at Lafayette’s.
A quick note about Lafayette Coney Island: The next time you’re in there, it would be worth it to use the bathroom. The building has been there for probably 100 years. To get to the bathroom, there’s a very narrow staircase that leads down to an even tighter hallway in the basement. It’s so cramped down there, it feels like you’re squirming around below deck on a submarine. A little eerie, but kind of cool.