Downtown Detroit’s growing number of residents received a new spot to pick up groceries and grab a drink this month with the opening of Eatóri Market. The bar and specialty grocery store combo is slowly ramping up towards a complete opening next week.
Last Thursday, the shop debuted its bar complete with a lineup of cocktails as well as tapped beers and wine. Today, the store pulled back the metal gates for shoppers hunting for fresh veggies, dry goods, and other essentials. Still to come, co-owner and chef Zak Yatim will debut a small dinner menu for bar patrons looking for a hot meal.
Yatim and his business partner Samer Ghafari set out to open their store in Capitol Park’s Malcomson Building last winter with the goal of offering practical day-to-day food essentials to the area’s residents and workers.
The 2,500-square-foot space was designed by Kyle Evans and features deco touches such as chrome sconces along the back bar and globe lighting. Yatim and Ghafari commission several “Invisible Gentleman” oil paintings by local artist and singer Ben Sharkey to fill out the space.
The 15-seat bar in particular offers a nice view of the area’s park, which is set to receive some major updates next spring. With that in mind, Eatóri’s team hopes to utilize that prime outdoor space for a patio expansion.
Towards the back of the building, customers will find the market area packed with produce, dry goods, dairy, and other items. The store will also feature a deli offering rotisserie chickens, prepared foods, and items such as grilled-to-order paninis and build-your-own salads.
Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard took a tour of the space as it stocked up for service on Thursday. Step inside the stylish new downtown shop in the gallery below.
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.
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