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Corktown Tavern Changes Hands, Plans Kitchen Renovations

The Michigan Avenue bar is about to get some upgrades

Corktown Tavern.
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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.

The Corktown Tavern is in the process of transitioning to new ownership. A representative for the bar tells Eater that Ivan Mitev took over operations at the bar and music venue on August 7.

While the Michigan Avenue bar will continue to operate as Corktown Tavern, the new management has already begun rolling out some updates including expanding its hours and opening the kitchen for lunch at 11 a.m. daily. The pub is now offering a lunch special on a cheeseburgers and beer for $10 and features $3 martinis during happy hour. Diners can also expect new items on the menu including paninis.

In addition to revamping the menus, Mitev intends to eventually renovate the building by doing work to the roof and expanding the kitchen.

While changes are brewing, Corktown Tavern is continuing to host live music and DJs. The bar has several bands scheduled to play on Saturday and is hosting a music-related rummage sale.

Bacon and cheese burger#lunchtime

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Corktown Tavern is located at 1716 Michigan Ave. in Detroit; the kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and the bar operates from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

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Corktown Tavern

1716 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 (313) 964-5103 Visit Website