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Tasting Menu Restaurant Albena Targets Late-January Debut at The Siren Hotel

Marlowe Johnson is in talks to develop Candy Bar’s cocktail menu

The Wurlitzer building and 1515 Broadway are being transformed into the new boutique Siren Hotel.
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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.

The Siren Hotel and its accompanying restaurant and bar projects are readying for a January debut in downtown Detroit. Representatives for the development group ASH NYC confirm to Eater that the hotel will open partially for guests in January. Chef Garrett Lipar’s eight-seat, tasting menu-only restaurant Albena will follow towards the end of the month.

In addition to Albena, bartender Marlowe Johnson of Gold Cash Gold is in talks to develop the cocktail program at Candy Bar — a lounge inside the hotel lobby. Johnson would replace bartender Dorothy Elizabeth who cut ties with the project in October. Johnson was named lead bartender at Gold Cash Gold earlier this year and prior to that worked at some of the city’s leading cocktail bars including Standby and Detroit City Distillery. He is expected to depart from Gold Cash later this winter, according to representatives for the restaurant. Eater has reached out for more details on Johnson’s plans for the bar.

Located inside the Wurlitzer Building and 1515 Broadway, The Siren Hotel will feature seven food and beverage spaces when its completed including Albena, Candy Bar, and Populace Coffee. The Social Grooming Company barber shop and Pot & Box flowers are also expected to occupy portions of the lobby. Stay tuned for more updates on the project soon.

Correction: Representatives from The Siren Hotel have issued a clarification that Marlowe Johnson is “in talks” to head up Candy Bar.

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The Siren Hotel

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