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Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Slinger Giordano’s Is Coming to Detroit

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The restaurant will fill the former Bagger Dave’s space downtown

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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.

Chicago-style deep dish pizza purveyor Giordano’s is landing in downtown Detroit soon. The popular chain is in the process of taking over the former Bagger Dave’s building that closed in 2015 between The Well and Buffalo Wild Wings at 1224 Randolph Street.

On Wednesday evening, construction crews were spotted by MLive fastening signage to the exterior of the building. It’s not clear at this point when exactly the new location will open, but Eater has reached out to Giordano’s for more details on the restaurant. A post to Craigslist on August 14 advertised job openings at the forthcoming restaurant.

Founded in 1974 on the south side of Chicago, the pizzeria has since expanded to a galaxy of outposts throughout Illinois and the U.S. The company currently serves stuffed crust pies in eight states including one in Holland, Michigan. The Detroit restaurant will be the second for Giordano’s in the state of Michigan.

Giordano’s in downtown Detroit.
Brenna Houck

While Giordano’s is the latest spot to bring deep dish (see: savory pie) to downtown Detroit, it’s not the only spot offering the Chicago classic. Just a few blocks away, longtime Greektown restaurant PizzaPapalis serves up its own iteration of the cheesy, saucy pizza. Stay tuned for updates on the Giordano’s invasion.

Update, 8/31, 12:30 p.m.: A representative for Giordano’s tells Eater that the opening date in Detroit is still undetermined.

Chicago-Style Giordano's Pizza Opening Downtown Detroit Location [MLive]
Iconic Chicago Pizzerias [Eater Chicago]