Hymns to jazz: Milford church could become jazz club

A Bloomfield  Hills resident wants to turn an old Milford church into a jazz club and cultural center.


Subhash Kapur bought the former Catholic church at 219 E. Commerce —
dedicated in 1907 and built with stones from parish members’ land —
two years ago for about $1 million. Kapur, who has put about $250,000
into renovations, initially wanted to make it into a home but decided
it should remain a public building. He has fixed the stone church’s
roof, redone the iron handrails at the entrance and had preliminary
architectural drawings made for the interior.

working on the project with jazz musician Alexander Zonjic, a family
friend. Zonjic, Kapur said, will be in charge of booking musicians at
the jazz club.

have talked to so many people with personal stories or memories of this
church,” said Kapur, who owns a physical therapy clinic. “People were
married here, baptized here. I want this to be something that’s around
in 100 years. Maybe longer.”

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