Construction has finally begun on Baltimore Station, a new mixed-use development headed to the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood near New Center. Clawson’s Woodpile BBQ Shack has already leased space for a second location at the site, that includes the renovation of two buildings at the corner of Woodward Avenue and East Baltimore Avenue.
However, The Platform group is now teasing another forthcoming tenant — “an artisan bakery, to be run by high-profile downtown Detroit restaurateurs,” per a release. The bakery is expected to offer fresh breads, pastries, and other items for both retail and wholesale. More details of the project are expected to be announced soon. The first phase of Baltimore Station’s construction is slated to wrap up by the end of the year.
Of course, this is just the latest in announcements from The Platform this week. On Wednesday the company confirmed that it had purchased the 50-year-old Big Boy restaurant on East Jefferson. The restaurant is expected to be demolished to make way for new, as-of-yet undetermined projects.
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