A new sushi bar is headed for downtown Detroit’s Federal Reserve Building. DBusiness first-reports that Michigan-based chain Maru Sushi is slated to open its fifth location (and first in Detroit) in a 3,400-square foot space on Fort Street. The eatery will feature a sushi bar and "Japanese fusion dishes." It is expected to seat around 150 people with a 30-40 seat patio.
Detroit-based architecture firm Rossetti, whose past projects include Jim Brady’s Detroit and Vertical Detroit, has been tapped to develop the space. The design will preserve the Federal Reserve’s original terrazzo floor and clay-fired block walls, as well as a "defunct revolving door" that will be developed into a booth, according to a statement on Rossetti’s website.
The menu is expected to feature soups, salads, noodle dishes, sashimi, nigiri, and rolls, as well as whiskey, and cocktails. Maru currently operates locations in Okemos, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, and Midland, and is expanding to Kalamazoo this year. The Detroit location was observed under development in early May and is slated to open this fall. In the meantime, take a peek at the renderings from Rossetti below.
Detroit is clearly craving sushi and Japanese food. Last summer, Townhouse Detroit blazed onto the downtown landscape with a sushi bar. West Village is expected to gain a sushi bar in a redeveloped bank building and nearby Craft Work last week launched a weekly sushi pop-up and raw bar. In Milwaukee Junction, Miwaki — a Japanese tavern with sake bar — is also under development with plans to open next year. If that's not enough, Harmonie Park also recently welcomed a Japanese-inspired hand roll shop called Chubby Duck.
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