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Detroit’s IHOP/Applebee’s Hybrid Is Safe Despite Closures Across the Country

Plus, Ann Arbor gains a new vegan restaurant this month

Restaurant Chains Applebee's And IHOP To Close Over 100 Stores Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

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VITAL UPDATES — The building that houses Corktown mainstay, Mudgie’s Deli, has sold for $813,000. The building originally listed for $850,000 last year following the death of longtime owner Mary Jane McNally. Fans of the restaurant can rest easy, however. Mudgie’s holds a secure longterm lease. [Crain’s/Facebook]

UP FOR GRABS — Detroit real estate investor Dennis Kefallinos is attempting to offload around 30 properties including the building that houses Southern Fires. [Curbed Detroit]

THE CHAINS — IHOP and Applebee’s are the latest casualties of the casual sit-down restaurant chain sales slump. Parent company DineEquity plans to shutter around 100 Applebee’s and 20 IHOPs across the country this year. But fear not: the forthcoming IHOP/Applebee’s hybrid in downtown Detroit is safe from the culling. [Eater/Crain’s]

COMING ATTRACTIONS — Ann Arbor will gain a new vegan restaurant, Detroit Street Filling Station, on August 25 at 300 Detroit St. The restaurant, operated by the owners of the Lunch Room, will feature Vietnamese banh mi, bao, cauliflower truffle macaroni, and rice bowls, alongside vegan ice cream from Reilly Craft Creamery. [Metro Times]

DEVELOPMENTS — The owners of the White Horse Inn recently purchased several more buildings in Metamora. One of the buildings will house a coffee shop and wine bar with a market and retail. Construction is expected to begin this month. [The County Press]

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