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“Back To The Bricks, When Everyone Is Proud Of Flint”

Historic Saginaw Street
Ranked #15 of 70 things to do in Flint
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

With the exodus of people from Flint when most of the auto manufactures moved out, there is not a lot to recommend Flint, Michigan which was once one of the most progressive cities in America. There is one time of the year when the "Old Flint" resurrects itself, Back To The Bricks is that time. Strangers smile and visit with one another, people grill on their front yards and in empty lots as vintage cars stream along Saginaw Street from Grand Blanc to Flint. There is fun for everyone, drive along with the vintage cars, park and watch the cars go by, or join the fun walking along Saginaw Street, music and fun is everywhere.

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Reviewed 6 July 2013

There are many sites to visit on this one street and it is beautiful walk. We parked at and started with the planetarium and worked our way down the street. We only had a half a day to site see since we had three days and two were for driving the other half for graduation. This made it easy to see some of MI. I know there is much more, but this was great for our limited stay!

1  Thank RockinRob S
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

The Back to the Brick is one of the best event in Flint. It is a biggest get together for all Car lover. All kind of car and bike gathered, magic show, concert. Overall it is a popular event on Saginaw St. Down town MI. Cars are just a way of bringing us together.

3  Thank Saif S
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Downtown Flint still has the original brick street from decades ago. Several blocks are adorned with lit arches featuring flags. U of M-Flint has dorms at the end of downtown and there is always activity from the Crim Festival of Races to the Back to Bricks Car Show. You can visit restaurants and bars such as Churchill’s ( English Pub), Brown Sugar Café ( coffee and much more) The Lunch Studio ( homemade food served in a comfortable, cozy place) Rolls are Ready ( the best buns in town) 501 ( Upscale but unpretentious), Wize Guys ( pizzas and huge salads made to order) The Loft (small laid back bar with very low prices), Blackstones (Irish pub), Table and Tap ( the newest addition features beer and BBQ), The Flint Crepe Company ( fresh locally grown food used to make unique crepes), The Cork on Saginaw ( wine bar with food from one of the city’s best chefs), The Torch Bar and Grill ( best burgers in town), Masonic Temple Dining Room ( Homemade lunches and a Sunday All you can eat Chicken dinner) and El Potrero (fresh inexpensive Mexican food). Hope I didn’t forget any!!

The Greater Flint Art Council also features a reception and art walk on the second Friday of each month.

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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Though Flint is working on improving their image, there is a reason while we've earned the title of most violent city in America. There are many MAJOR events on Saginaw Street and as long as you travel in a group in the DAYtime, you should be okay.

The arches and red brick streets, along with some amazing architecture, allows your imagination to wander back to yesteryear.

Paul's Pipe Shop is a MUST SEE. Back in the day actors, musicians and politicians would come from all over the world to visit with Paul. Lots of pictures to prove it in the "museum".

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