A Chunk of KFR History Is Coming Down – The Electric Ave/Video Hits Plus Bldg
A chuck of KFR history is in the process of coming down. Anyone who went to Western or rented a video or who partied at Electric Avenue probably has some (possibly fuzzy) memories of time spent at the corner of West Michigan and Howard Streets.
Demolition work is underway to bring down the building the housed the Campus Theatre which became Electric Avenue and finally, Video Hits Plus.
Many are sharing memories on the Vanish Kalamazoo Facebook group of seeing movies at the Campus Theatre. The theater was re-purposed into nightclub Electric Avenue. In the late 1980's with KFR personalities like Jerry "The Bonehead" Balletta and Andy Grant hosting "Club 103" on Saturday nights. After a period of time, the nightclub became Graffiti's, and then Rick's Cafe American. Eventually the building became Video Hits Plus, a two story video store that was know for a large selection of videos, along with a cafe.
Word is that a CVS drug store will replace the structure.