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Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Aristides (Art) Arvanites owns Harry's Bar on Verlinden Street across from the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Art discusses his life and career as a Greek immigrant moving to Lansing and the history of the bar including its use as a UAW strike headquarters and soup kitchen. Art talks about the services the bar provided workers such as paycheck cashing, parking, fast lunches, and a friendly environment. He talks about being part of the Westside neighborhood and the Sexton High School students stopping by for lunch.

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