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Bigalora Bringing Pizza and Paninis to Midtown

The Italian restaurant will launch a pop-up in Shinola next week.

Bigalora will begin offering sandwiches out of Shinola.
Bigalora will begin offering sandwiches out of Shinola.
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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.

Chef-driven pizza mini-chain Bigalora is expanding to Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press. The operation headed by Bacco's Luciano DelSignore will launch a panini pop-up sometime next week inside Midtown's Shinola shop with a Bigalora pizza and grab-and-go inside the Detroit Medical Center to follow in December or January.

Two other projects are also expected to fill the first-floor entrance of the DMC, including Chiqui — a Mexican restaurant by Ann Arbor restaurateur Adam Baru —  and an outlet for Papa Joe's Gourmet Markets. The Bigalora panini pop-up will initially offer a selection of six cold sandwiches. Meanwhile, Bigalora's airport outpost is slated to debut by Thanksgiving. DelSignore's partner Michael Chetcuti says that Detroit is on the shortlist for a brick-and-mortar Biga, describing it as "inevitable."

Detroit Medical Center

, Detroit, MI (313) 832-5437

Shinola Detroit Store

441 West Canfield Street, , MI 48201 (313) 285-2390 Visit Website

Bigalora Cucina

711 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 544-2442 Visit Website