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Detroit’s City Bakery Outpost Aims for Fall Debut

The New York-based hot chocolate and pretzel croissant icon is awaiting inspection

Hot chocolate from City Bakery.
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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.

Forthcoming Fisher Building resident City Bakery is on track to open this fall in New Center. The iconic New York cafe is awaiting inspections, which a representative tells Eater are currently scheduled to take place after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The coffeehouse, bakery, and chocolate shop will occupy Suite 115 inside the historic Fisher Building next door to The Fashion Place retail shop. Detroit-based developer The Platform, which helped bring the shop to New Center, is also building out a full-service commissary kitchen for the bakery and other restaurants in the building.

Found in 1990 by Maury Rubin, City Bakery is known for a hybrid baked creation called the pretzel croissant as well as for its hot chocolate. It received an additional pop culture boost when the company was featured in an episode of Sex in the City.

The Detroit location will be the first U.S. outpost for City Bakery outside of New York, though the company does operate a cafe in Tokyo, Japan.

City Bakery is under construction inside the Fisher Building.
Brenna Houck

When it debuts later this year, the Detroit shop is expected to offer breakfast and lunch daily with options like pastries, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

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