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Jolly Pumpkin Is About to Flood Dearborn With Sour Beer

The fast-growing brewpub chain is expanding to Wagner Place

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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.

Michigan’s fast-growing sour beer brewery and restaurant chain Jolly Pumpkin is dropping another outpost in metro Detroit — this time in Dearborn. The Dexter-based brewery is set to open a new location in west Dearborn at Wagner Place, according to the Detroit News.

Wagner Place is owned by Ford’s property development division and recently underwent a major renovation. The buildings are slated to house offices for 600 Ford employees, per a release. An outpost of City Barbeque, Modern Greek Grill, Paradise Biryani Indian Cuisine, and coffee shop called Eleanor’s Cafe with a frozen yogurt shop called Yogurtown are among the restaurants joining Jolly Pumpkin at the property. A breakfast and lunch restaurant called the Great Commoner has also signed on at the property. The new restaurants and retail are expected to begin opening in 2019.

Jolly Pumpkin, under Mission Restaurant Group, has grown significantly in the past few years. The brewery opened a location in Royal Oak and a Chicago brewpub in 2017. Earlier this year, the group debuted a Grand Rapids location and rebranded Dexter’s Null Taphouse as Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales + Kitchen. Another location is expected to be part of a redevelopment of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal. The company’s sister brewery North Peak also has development plans for Bay City. Meanwhile, Jolly Pumpkin founder Jon Carlson and fellow developer Greg Lobdell are opening a restaurant in Cass Corridor called North Cookshop. That’s on track to open in spring 2019.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Dearborn restaurant and bar.

Ford Land Announces Progress Updates and Exciting Additions to Downtown West Dearborn’s Wagner Place [Official]
Michigan Central Construction Still Months Away [Detroit News]
All Jolly Pumpkin Coverage [ED]

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery

441 West Canfield Street, , MI 48201 (313) 262-6115 Visit Website

North Cookshop

644 Selden St., Detroit, MI