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Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Cheez! Begins Midtown Renovations and More.

The G.A.R. Building now has doors.

Zeke's Rock & Roll Barbeque.
Zeke's Rock & Roll Barbeque.
Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.
Midtown: Gary Sussman and Lorraine Platman, the couple behind Sweet Lorraine's has leased the space filled previously by Marwil Bookstore near the Wayne State Campus. The Midtown fast-casual restaurant, the company's fifth Fabulous Mac and Cheez! (a franchise opened in RenCen earlier this month), is expected to open in late Februaryaccording to Model D.

The owners with the help of architect Howard Ellman and designer Patrick Thompson have already begun removing vinyl flooring to reach the terrazzo tile below as well as removing the drop ceilings. The company is also looking to expand into other areas including Campus Martius. [Model D]

Ferndale:  Rock & Roll _______________  Barbeque. Zeke's still needs a sign, but the restaurant is another step closer towards completing renovations with the additions of two metal awnings. [EaterWire]

Downtown: When diners finally enter the G.A.R. Building for a taste of Republic and Parks and Rec, they'll be walking through recreations of the original white oak and plate glass doors. [GAR Detroit]

Birmingham: Fire sprinkler technicians must be in high demand. EliTea delayed opening until the techs could visit today and get the space up to code. [EaterWire]

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