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Downtown Arcade Bar Ready Player One Gains Signage

Plus, Nomad Grill revives the famed lobster corn dog recipe from Coach Insignia

Ready Player One sign going up in downtown Detroit
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 — Forthcoming arcade bar Ready Player One hit another milestone this week when the signage went up at the Globe Tobacco Building in downtown Detroit. The new gaming spot will house around 40 vintage game machines when it finally opens its doors. Co-owner Wael Gharbie tells Eater the bar is putting the finishing touches on construction, but inspections are still a few weeks out. In the meantime, RPO is hiring staff to man the kitchen and bar. [Facebook/EaterWire]

SOUTHFIELD — The Epicurean Group (Novi Chophouse, Plaza Deli) is launching a new restaurant, Nomad Grill, in Southfield this weekend. Located inside the Best Western Premier at 26555 Telegraph Road, the contemporary American eatery is hosting a fundraiser for March of Dimes on Saturday evening and debuting for dinner service on Sunday. Diners can expect dishes like cheeseburger quesadillas, dry-aged New York strip steaks, and French onion soup on the menu. The restaurant is also teasing the return of an old favorite rescued from the shuttered Coach Insignia menu: the lobster corn dog. [Detroit News/DBusiness]