This ballroom goes back to the 1930's. It was first known as the Paradise Ballroom and later the Palais Royal. The location gets a bit confusing as it is described as being 2 miles East of Benton Harbor on US-12. From what I can gather that is now known as Territorial Rd. I think I have the approximate location pinned down but not the exact address.
It hosted all the big bands of the day like so many other similar ballrooms and dance halls around the state. There was another "Paradise Ballroom" in Lansing (also Detroit) and yet another in Benton Harbor proper, on the 4th floor of a commercial building. When this facility became the Palais Royal in 1936, it had much the same format as the old Paradise with big bands and such. After that, it seemed to morph into more of a nite-club format. This continued on for several years and then the ads in the papers stop after a few more name changes. I assume the building was used for other purposes and the place was either demolished or is a different business today.