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Dubbing the theater “The Palace” when it opened in 1921, Chicago architect J.S. Aroner strove to capture a regal ambiance with a patchwork of diverse, though uniformly opulent, building styles. Patrons today can spot baroque, Greco-Roman, and even art-deco designs as they drift through the restored rose, blue, and cream entryway. But in 1959, The Palace was crumbling, and it seemed that future generations would miss out on this aesthetic experience. A concerned citizen by the name of Mrs. Ella Morris swooped in, though, purchasing the building for an undisclosed sum and then selling it back to the city for $1, which she promptly blew on gumballs. Newly named, the theater welcomed such acts as Louis Armstrong, REO Speedwagon, and Fleetwood Mac in the ensuing decades until a major, two-year overhaul began in 1998. Now restored to its original condition, the venue hosts standup acts, Broadway musicals, big-name concert performances, and fully produced ballets.

211 N Michigan St
South Bend,
IN
US

While technically and metaphorically a chain restaurant, Houlihan's bedazzles its chain with glitter and winsome intrigue, boldly preparing every last bite of its savory fare by hand. Hosts of diverse ingredients culminate inside one open kitchen where professional food handlers slice, sauté, marinate, and arrange food to its tasty and aesthetic best, allowing each meal to display its individuality before being broken down into individual nutrients for absorption in the body. Casual dining is elevated by meticulously designed restaurants that pepper a patron's experience with a playlist of hand-picked tunes and customer-designed coasters that give a voice to condensation-catchers.

4240 N Main St
Mishawaka,
IN
US

Cuisine Type: Toasted Sandwiches Wraps Flatbread Pizza
Established: 2011
Reservations: Optional
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Shaved prime rib
Kid-friendly: Yes
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: No

Q&A with Ryan Smith, Owner

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our kitchen is open seven days a week. Download our mobile app to keep up on our specials and events, or text downtown to 57711 to join our text club.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We serve gourmet toasted sandwiches and wraps, flatbread pizza, and pasta dishes.

110 Lincolnway E
Mishawaka,
IN
US

The instructors at Michiana Dance believe that beginning dancers will learn faster, feel looser, and move better when instructed alone rather than around a group of equally uncomfortable strangers. During private lessons, students learn a variety of dances such as ballroom, West Coast swing, country two-step, or Latin dances as personalized, one-on-one feedback helps them sharpen their technique and fix mistakes quickly. The instructors can also prepare brides, grooms, and wedding parties for the dance floor, helping turn first dances into jaw-dropping performances and chicken dances in to tear-jerking manifestations of grace.

110 N Main St
Mishawaka,
IN
US