The business partners are already building a 20-screen movietheater that will seat 4,200. The movie theater and parking lot areon 82,000 sf of land on the northeast corner of 15 Mile Road andVan Dyke Avenue. The new complex will replace the Showcase Cinema,which Roncelli built 30 years ago. Demolition started on Wednesdayand will be completed in one week.

Hank Riberas, chief spokesman for Roncelli Construction, saidhis office has received several requests from former customers whowant a piece of the memorabilia. He said customers want seats,candy counters, drinking fountains and more. The new theater willhave stadium seating and locking chairs. Mike Mihalich of Oak ownsthe theaterPark. Mihalich also owns eight theaters in the Detroitsuburbs.

Adjacent to the movie theater the developers are constructingcondominiums and more stores. The nearby Target store also hasplans of expanding toward the west. "The south end of SterlingHeights is alive and well," says Riberas. "Gary and Guy are prettyshrewdbusinessmen and they believe this property has tremendouspotential." Riberas says Roncelli bought 60 acres on the south sideand another 37 acres northeast of and including the Target storeand Ruby Tuesday restaurant two years ago.

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