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Forest Grill Changes Name (Sort Of); Peterboro Ditches Steampunk Theme

A roundup of vital coming attraction updates.

The Peterboro.
The Peterboro.
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.
CASS CORRIDOR — The Peterboro welcomed chef Brion Wong into the fold last week, and confirms to Sylvia Rector that the original chef John Campau has left the project due to delays. Wong is planning to include a riff on Almond Boneless Chicken on menu. Meanwhile, project designer Dave Kwiatkowski says they've abandoned original steampunk theme in favor of "rustic" industrial details, a concrete bar, communal tables, and wraparound banquettes. [Freep]

DOWNTOWN — Forthcoming sports bar Briggs Detroit is aiming for a soft opening on October 19, according to a Craigslist job posting. The dance floor debut will follow on October 23 with brunch scheduled to launch in late November. [Craigslist]

BIRMINGHAM — La Strada Dolci E Café appears to be making headway since receiving final site plan approval last month. The bistro is seeking baristas, servers, and hostesses. "Knowledge in coffee art is a must!" [Craigslist]

JEFFERSON CHALMERS — Oft-delayed east side project Coffee and (___) has been awarded a final big boost of funding from the Motor City Match program. The pop-up is expected to go permanent next month. [Facebook/Motor City Match]

BIRMINGHAM — Forest Grill is ditching the "Grill" portion of its moniker as it undergoes a revamp. A rep for the restaurant tells Eater that Forest is now hiring staff. Interested applicants can drop by the eatery between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily; call the restaurant at 248-258-9400; or email their resumes to [EaterWire]

FERNDALE — GreenSpace Café is looking restaurant-ready and yet there's still no official opening date. [Facebook]

FERNDALE — Dinner Club Pop-Up's forthcoming Ferndale venture is underway. The crew started demolition this week but appears to be leaving the building's vintage tin ceilings intact. [Facebook]

Coffee and (_______)

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Briggs Detroit

519 East Jefferson Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 656-4820 Visit Website

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro Street, , MI 48201 (313) 833-1111 Visit Website


735 Forest Avenue, , MI 48009 (248) 258-9400 Visit Website