Capitol Park’s latest recruit Eatóri Market is preparing for a mid-October arrival in downtown Detroit. The specialty grocery store and bar located next door to Ten Nail Bar will begin slowly rolling out service in three phases starting on October 18.
Eatóri Market’s opening will begin tomorrow with a low key opening at the bar from 5 p.m. to close, according to co-owner Zak Yatim. Visitors making their first foray into the market can look forward to four beers on draft, tapped wine, and more beers available by the bottle.
Towards the end of next week the grocery area is expected to be fully stocked and ready for shoppers. The market space, situated behind the bar, will open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Customers will be able to find a variety of products within the store ranging from fresh produce to dairy products to dry and canned goods. Eatóri Market is also outfitted with a prepared foods counter featuring rotisserie chickens and items like stuffed peppers, lasagna, and grilled-to-order paninis.
Two weeks out, the market will begin to phase in the bar’s “hot menu,” which will feature dishes like pan roasted chicken with umami hot sauce and steak with Thai dipping sauce.
Yatim, a former private caterer, began renovating the bar and market at the base of the Malcomson Building with partner Samer Ghafari last December.
The pair tapped Kyle Evans to design the 2,500-square-foot space. The market features an L-shaped 15-seat bar facing the park. Wooden built-ins with mirrors feature metal railings salvaged from the original La Lanterna restaurant that occupied the Malcomson in the 1950s. Several “Invisible Gentleman” oil paintings by local artist and singer Ben Sharkey hang throughout the market.
Capitol Park has been a hotspot for new developments in recent years — especially when it comes to restaurants and bars. Steakhouse Prime + Proper is opening imminently in the area . Nearby, a new French pastry shop and burger restaurant are on track to open this winter.
Eatóri Market’s grocery store is expected to open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; the bar will operate from 5 p.m. to close.