Long-awaited Detroit restaurant Social Sushi is finally making progress towards its brick-and-mortar goals. The pop-up to permanent project today unveiled some sneak peeks on Facebook of the preliminary renderings for its Livernois Avenue restaurant.
Social Sushi has been in flux since 2014. The restaurant was originally conceived as a shipping container eatery located in Corktown’s Roosevelt Park, but rezoning the area prove challenging. Last summer, the socially-concious sushi bar confirmed that it had secured a new permanent space at 18663 Livernois in the University District.
More recently the company scored a $150,000 in interest-free loan funding during Quicken Loan’s Demo Day. According to the company’s website, the eatery is expected to arrive in 2017. In the meantime, raw fish seekers can find Social Sushi hosting pop-ups at bars around town.
The renderings feature a new mural painted by artist Jesse Kassel, hexagonal tables, and an orange and grey color palette. A long L-shaped bar and sushi bar runs along two walls. Take a peek at the proposed designs below.
• Social Sushi Website [Official]
• Social Sushi, Detroit Vegan Soul, and More Score Motor City Match Grants [ED]
• Social Sushi Settles Down In Roosevelt Park [ED]