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A New Restaurant With Fried Crab Claws Is Filling the Former Antietam Space

Plus, Batch Brewing Company tries to recoup losses after vendor disappears with $95K and more intel

Michelle and Chris Gerard

New restaurant sets up shop in Eastern Market

A restaurant calling itself Le Culture Cafe is opening inside the shuttered Antietam space in Eastern Market. Gregory Holm and his business partner shuttered the high-end French restaurant in March and Holm listed the one of the buildings for sale at a hefty $650,000. Holm confirmed that he’s still trying to sell the property, but wouldn’t disclose the price to Crain’s. Le Culture Cafe, meanwhile, is leasing the properties and aiming to open on November 9 in the Art Deco building with a menu featuring items like fried jumbo crab legs, honey butter crescent rolls, seafood grilled cheese, and more.

Taproom update

Batch Brewing Company’s new North End location and funk room is already brewing lots of beer, but the taproom is now on track to open in spring 2019 due to a big delay. The reason: An equipment vendor “vanished” with a $95,000 equipment deposit. This week the brewery announced a new beer subscription called the Expansion Pack that will help Batch complete its renovations. The packs are $120, which gets subscribers a four-pack of limited release beer once a month.

New burger restaurant for Royal Oak

The owners of clubby Chicago-based 25 Degrees have scooped up Andiamo Royal Oak’s liquor license with plans to open 6,000-square-foot restaurant at 505 S. Main Street. The as-of-yet-unnamed project is on track to open in summer 2019, per the Daily Tribune. Maybe it will have boozy milkshakes.

Feel good video interlude

Here’s a super cool documentary focused on women entrepreneurs in Detroit’s food industry including the founders of Lush Yummies Pie Co., Rose’s Fine Food, and a chocolate maker from Bon Bon Bon.

All AM Intel Coverage [ED]

Andiamo Royal Oak

129 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 582-9300 Visit Website

Antietam

1428 Gratiot Avenue, , MI 48207 (313) 782-4378 Visit Website

lush yummies pie co

2939 Russell Street, , MI 48207 (313) 405-9057 Visit Website

Bon Bon Bon

5 Nickels Arcade, , MI 48104 (734) 369-8558 Visit Website

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