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Sushi Hand Roll Shop Chubby Duck Returns to Downtown Next Week

The revamped restaurant features expanded dine-in seating

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Sushi hand rolls at Chubby Duck.
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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.

Welcome to the Plywood Report, a roundup of all the latest intel on Detroit's and metro Detroit’s coming restaurant attractions.

DOWNTOWN — After a long hiatus, sushi hand roll slinger Chubby Duck is ready to make a comeback with a freshly expanded dining space (read: more dine-in seating) in Harmonie Park next week. The restaurant hosted a soft opening preview last weekend and plans to official make its entrance from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 24.[Instagram/EaterWire]

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Joe Muer Seafood is nearly ready to unveil its new outpost at the Kingsley Inn in Bloomfield Hills. A representative for the restaurant group tells Eater that the eatery will debut in mid-to-late May. Joe Muer’s is currently hosting a job fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at 39475 Woodward Avenue for back-of-house and front-of-house positions. Candidates are encouraged to bring a resume with three references. Resumes can also be submitted at [EaterWire]

FERNDALE — Ferndale’s forthcoming biergarten and brewpub, Livernois Tap & Brewery, is poised to land next month and Axle Brewing Co. is ramping up its hiring process in preparation. The restaurant will host a hiring fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26-27. [EaterWire]

SOUTHWEST — The owner of Southwest Detroit’s El Club is facing criticism over a Kickstarter campaign and plans to renovate a neighboring building into a cafe, musicians’ practice space, and community center. Some view it as a harbinger of neighborhood gentrification, while others argue that the music venue is unwelcoming to locals. [Metro Times]