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Mystery Restaurant Fills Vacancy at the Corner of Bagley and Trumbull

The Farmer’s Hand and Mama Coo’s are getting a new neighbor

Brenna Houck
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 prime corner space at 1701 Trumbull in Corktown appears to have finally found a restaurant tenant, but what exactly will land there is still a bit of a mystery.

Paper recently went up on the windows of the building and there appears to be some buildout activity inside with counter space in the process of being installed. Building permits in the window confirm that the project will be a restaurant, although the name and ownership are still unclear. Window decals tease “Gather and Eat,” but, thus far, there’s no local businesses have registered under that name on social media or elsewhere.

Back in 2016, the space was originally slated to house a fast-casual project called Itadaku Sushi. However, chef Mike Han later abandoned the project when funding fell through and relocated to New York. Eater received a tip from a reader suggesting that the restaurant could be associated with the team neighboring cafe-market The Farmer’s Hand. Owners Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes declined to comment on any possible expansions or upcoming projects.

Michelle and Chris Gerard

Whatever eventually lands in the space, it will be in good company surrounded by neighbors The Bearded Lady, Mama Coo’s Boutique, newly opened Hatch Detroit winner Meta Physica Wellness Center (eventually expected to feature a juice bar), and Lady of the House across the street. Stay tuned for more updates on the restaurant as it moves forward.

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