DBusiness has officially reported that the owner of the Hudson Café, Detroiter Maurice Wiggins, is planning to open not one, but two new restaurants in the first half of 2014. The first, slated to open in March, is The Addison Eatery, which will take over what used to be the location for Atlas Global Bistro. The Woodward location will have American food but with "a touch of soul" thrown in for good measure.
The second concept, called Restaurant 55, should be opening in June east of the Renaissance Center, which "will feature an American "fun style" cuisine with live entertainment" and host private events. Both restaurants will feature some of the Hudson Café favorites and more vegetarian, organic, and healthy options.
Wiggins has other big plans as well. In addition to expanding his restaurant group the International Hospitality Group, he will be working to give back to his community:
Wiggins will also launch a foundation that will help give back to youth through culinary education and technology next year. He says the mission of the foundation is to help provide students with the best culinary education possible and help each individual achieve their goals and dreams.
The two new restaurants should also create 55 jobs for chefs, kitchen, and waitstaff.
· Hudson Café Founder to Open Two New Restaurants in Detroit [DBusiness]
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