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The GAR Castle's 'First Look' Event Has Been Postponed

We stopped being surprised by this kind of news a long time ago.

Artist Greg Siff recently painted murals at the G.A.R. Castle.
Artist Greg Siff recently painted murals at the G.A.R. Castle.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

If you purchased a ticket to the big G.A.R. unveiling next week, prepare to have your money refunded. In a familiar twist of fate, the G.A.R. Building owners have postponed the November 8 "First Look" fundraising event due to "unforeseen construction delays" the owners said in a statement via Facebook today.

We want to ensure that Detroit's first look at "The Castle" truly shines and is a direct reflection of the past three years of "blood, sweat and tears" our team has collectively invested. Mindfield has worked tirelessly, in partnership with our construction team, to get the G.A.R. ready for the 8th and while we are almost there, we're confident that in holding off until next year, this event will be even better, and the building we present will be that much more impressive.

All of those supporters who bought tickets will be fully refunded. Additionally, the team at Mindfield will make a $7,500 contribution to the @TheFallenandWoundedSoldiersFund in the name of those of you who have purchased tickets.

Stay tuned for updates on the building and its anchor tenants, Republic Tavern and Parks and Rec Diner, both of which are still on course to open in the coming months.

If you still want to see what's been going on inside the building check out our recent photo shoot. See you next year G.A.R.