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Third Monk Now Brewing in South Lyon; Brookshire Restaurant Shutters Tuesday

Catch up on the essential weekend restaurant news.

Atomic Coffee is a new cafe headed for Royal Oak.
Atomic Coffee is a new cafe headed for Royal Oak.
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.

DEVELOPMENTS — California pizza chain Project Pie is invading a West Bloomfield development on the corner of Orchard Lake Road and Northwestern Highway. [Crain's]

CAFFEINE NATION — A new café is filling the vacant space left by Caribou Coffee in Royal Oak. Atomic Coffee is now hiring for all positions include assistant manager. [Metro Times]

BEER HERE — Third Monk Brewing Company debuted in South Lyon June 26 with four beers on tap. Food is not a part of this concept, but visitors are always welcome to bring something to snack on. [Freep]

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH — Like the neglected middle child, Downriver is often left out of Metro Detroit restaurant coverage; however, Melody Baetens offers a pretty solid guide of eateries organized into old-school, hip, and standby favorite categories. [Detroit News]

RENOVATION REPORT — Located in the Royal Park Hotel, Rochester's Brookshire Restaurant is getting a makeover with a new name and menu. The Brookshire will host its final dinner service on July 7 and demolition will begin July 8 to make way for Park 600 Bar + Restaurant. The new concept — expected to open on September 15 — will feature trendy craft cocktails and a gas-fired pizza oven. [Freep]

Atomic Coffee

401 South Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA