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New Detroit News

Posted on Tuesday, August 30 2016 in Uncategorized

New Detroit News

It seems like new restaurants, hotels, retail and other developments are popping up daily in The D. Check out the list below to view 12 of many new additions to Detroit.

  1. This Detroit hotel's 144 guest rooms, drinks and dining, fitness center and outdoor space were recently renovated. Currently, Trumbull & Porter is offering renovation specials. Visit the Trumbull & Porter website for the rate calendar.

  2. Located on East Grand River Avenue, Chubby Duck is a Japanese izakaya that's "working to bring the freshest local ingredients with a little Motown Soul to create a new and sustainable food tradition that everyone can afford to enjoy." It's open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  3. Detroit Lions Cheer Team
    In order to improve the Detroit Lions fan experience on and off the field, the Ford Family decided to debut a cheer team this upcoming football season. 

    Lions Cheerleaders
     Photo credit: Detroit Lions Cheerleaders
  4. Dilla Delights
    I thought an organic doughnut was an oxymoron until I heard about Dilla Delights located on John R. and Centre Streets. Opening daily at 5 a.m., Dilla Delights even has vegan options.

  5. El Club
    Mexicantown's El Club is a concert venue, restaurant and bar. Tickets for El Club shows can be purchased at the El Club Box Office or online via El Club's website; concerts are typically open to all ages.

  6. GoGo's
    Located on Park Avenue, GoGo's is the place to visit if you're interested in trying fried Spam in a variety of ways or...not. The Hawaiian menu includes many options, and customers are encouraged to pair their dishes with one of the bar's rotating craft beers. 

  7. Katoi
    Katoi began as a food truck before opening a permanent location in both Ann Arbor and now Detroit. Located in Corktown, this Thai-inspired restaurant said they represent "everyone who walks through the door and engages in the experience."

  8. Nike Community Store
    Detroit's Nike Community Store, like other Nike Community Stores, operates with four key goals in mind: to hire at least 80 percent of its employees from within a five-mile radius, to capture the spirit of the city, to ensure "store athletes" have an opportunity to give back to the surrounding community and finally to offer grants to local non-profit groups. Nike is located on Woodward Avenue, right in the heart of downtown.

  9. Queen's
    After hearing the name, it should not come as a surprise that the owners of are the same ones who brought Bronx Bar to The D. Located on East Grand River Avenue, Queen's is best known for its beer and burgers.

  10. Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Brewz
    Macaroni and Cheese is always a crowd pleaser, but diners at Sweet Lorraine's Mac n' Brewz in Midtown have the choice of 14 types of Mac n' Cheese. Yes, 14. Soups, salads, sandwiches, beer, coffee, tea and soda are also on the menu.

    Sweet Lorraines
     Photo credit: Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Brewz.
  11. The Peterboro
    The Peterboro is an American Chinese restaurant located in Detroit's Historic Chinatown. From small plates to large plates and cocktails to microbrews, The Peterboro is open late seven days a week.

  12. The Skip
    Known as Standby's sister bar, The Skip is located inside The Belt and prides itself as being "an outdoor cocktailing destination" in the city.

Danielle Alexander is looking forward to all of the Detroit restaurants and exhibitions that will be opening this fall, too.

Photo credit: Vito Palmisano

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