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Urban Ramen Plots February Opening for Midtown Noodle Bar

Plus, Flowers of Vietnam preps for big debut

Spicy tonkotsu ramen at Urban Ramen.
Urban Ramen
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.

MIDTOWN — Los Angeles-export Urban Ramen did not open in October as previously planned but the restaurant is still making strides towards a debut in Detroit. A representative for the restaurant tells Eater that the noodle bar is now on track for a February debut at 4206 Woodward Ave inside the former Falafill space. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — The Siren Hotel is expected to open sometime in the very near future but folks that are curious about the historic Wurlitzer Building’s big makeover can get a sneak peek at of the downtown hotel’s big interior transformation including the bright green Populace Coffee bar in the hotel’s lobby area. Representatives told Eater in December that chef Garrett Lipar’s eight-seat tasting menu restaurant Albena would debut by the end of January. The restaurant’s website is now live, but is not taking reservations at the moment. [Instagram]

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SOUTHWEST DETROIT — Flowers of Vietnam appears to be readying for a weekend debut on West Vernor after a few delays. The restaurant host its first night of soft openings on Wednesday. [Instagram]

Softly opening....

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Getting closer.

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Populace Coffee

1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI

Flowers of Vietnam

4440 Vernor Highway, , MI 48209 (313) 554-2085 Visit Website


1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

The Siren Hotel

1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 (313) 277-4736 Visit Website