Six months after being gutted in a possible arson attack, much-loved Thai restaurant Katoi has a firm date for its resurrection — August 28, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Interestingly, while Katoi began hiring for its reopening a couple of weeks ago, the Free Press reports that 80 per cent of the restaurant’s original staff (effectively out of work since the February 17 fire). But there’s still ample room for new staff, as a shipping container annex and a new patio will expand the capacity.
This isn’t the only nugget of Katoi news that the Free Press had today — also of interest are plans from partner Phillip Kafka, to open a new restaurant with Katoi co-founder Courtney Henriette and chef/principal Brad Greenhill in the former Magnet Radiator Works building near West Warren and Grand River avenues. Details are scarce — but it won’t be a second (or third?) incarnation of Katoi, and it’ll also feature a coffee roastery.