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Rattlesnake Club Powers Up, Ottava Via Nearly Open

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RIVERTOWNThe Rattlesnake Club, a fancy fixture on the Detroit Riverfront, is joining other city high-end restaurants in adding some "power" to meals that aren't dinner. The Rattlesnake "Power Lunch," a meal targeted for those who need "to eat well and eat quickly," is set to return to Rivertown's homegrown habitat as soon as this week. The complimentary valet parking for those who mention they have arrived for a "Power Lunch" is a nice touch. [Eater Detroit]

DOWNTOWN — Renovations at Cobo Hall are nowhere near complete — stay tuned for 2015, folks — but the parts that are wrapping up now are pretty significant. Officials at an annual meeting today to prep reporters and boosters for the upcoming 2014 North American International Auto Show suggested that almost 65% of the planned $300 million renovations will be finished in time for next January's show. Just how all the free food and samples (and sure, the cars) will look in the glamorous new two-story, 40,000 square-foot ballroom is still up for debate. [MLive]

CORKTOWNOttava Via, the latest in a series of high-profile openings blooming up along the anointed stretch of Michigan Ave. in Corktown, is set to finally open its doors to the public next week. The exact opening date is still up in the air, but the long-awaited David Steinke-sponsored successor to the Dime Savings Bank (November of 2011, everybody) looks to be gearing up for some high-end Italian glamour in the shadow of the always-popular Nemo's. [Eater Detroit]

UPDATE 6/27, 5:30 pm: Ottava Via has not officially set an opening date for next week. An email from a member of the restaurant's development team confirms they are testing out food and working with their new staff to prepare for opening, but nothing is set as of yet.

Ottava Via

1400 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 962-5500 Visit Website

The Rattlesnake Club

300 River Place Drive, , MI 48207 (313) 567-4400 Visit Website