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O’Blivions Corktown Café On Sale for $200K

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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.

O 'Blivions Corktown Café at 1800 Michigan Avenue, next to the (most likely) shuttered Casey's Pub, is officially for sale following months of closure. The restaurant, which opened in 1995 according to Core Detroit's Kat Rembacki, shut its doors over the summer.

For several months a sign posted in the window stated, "To better serve our customers and community, we are closing for reorganization." Then in October, the restaurant posted to Facebook, thanking customers for concern. "We're working out details, stay tuned." Finally, in mid-December a For Sale sign was raised on the brick building facing Michigan Avenue.

"Closed" signs appeared at O'Blivions in early fall.

The restaurant's realtor O'Connor Real Estate and Development has the business listed for $199,900. O'Blivions offers 3,500-square-feet of space including 2,000-square-feet of dining space and a seating capacity of 140. The sale includes the company's liquor license as well as all fixtures and equipment.

Despite multiple attempts to contact O'Blivions, Eater was unable to reach the owners for comment.

Correction: This article was corrected to reflect that the business is for sale, not the property.

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