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The Avenue of Fashion's Slider Restaurant Delays Opening Until 2017

Slyde aims to bring healthier, fast-casual options to Livernois Avenue

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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.

Fast-casual slider concept, Slyde, is delaying its anticipated early fall opening. Co-founder LJ Nelson tells Eater the building that he and his partners plan to lease has faced several renovation delays that would have set back the overall schedule of Slyde's buildout. "We have decided to postpone our opening until next year," Nelson. He notes that the restaurant will now aim for an early spring (possibly April) debut in order to take advantage of spring and summer.

Slyde's team — including LJ Nelson and his sister Anitrah Nelson, Bradford Frost, Jem Frick, and chef Rayna Cook — participated in the Motor City Match program, which connects small businesses with landlords throughout the city. Through MCM, Slyde secured a location in the former Hunter's Supper Club space owned by Chad Dickerson of I'm Here Detroit. The 40-seat eatery will offer around 15 different slider options as well as seasonal salads, organic soups, desserts, and side dishes. Dickerson's property is also expected to house a bar.


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