There is still no official date set, but Model D reports that Rubbed, Corktown's highly anticipated sandwich and charcuterie shop, is expecting to open this spring, hopefully in April.
However, those hungry for Rubbed will be able to try it out even before that official opening, as owners Abbey Markell and Jason Frenkel have big plans starting in March:
Markell and Frenkel are planning to temporarily open for Corktown's busiest day, the St. Patrick's Parade. The end of March would then be devoted to a number of pre-opening events, including the Rubbed After Dark dinner series and the Rub Down party.
This is big news, especially as Detroiters have been waiting since October for the opening, but all in all it really hasn't been that long of a wait:
"We were hoping to be open by last fall but that may have been aggressive on our end. Especially with the catering jobs," says Markell. "Still, we're less than a year in development."
They're "80 to 90 percent done" with the restaurant, but they're working hard and getting the word, and the food, out as much as possible. They had an 8-foot charcuterie board at last weekend's Whiskey Rebellion, and a 32-foot board at the DSO the weekend before, and they're working on crowdfunding through an Indiegogo campaign.
· Update: Corktown's Rubbed restaurant nears opening [Model D]
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