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Lucky Detroit Brings Saloon Vibes and Coffee to Michigan Avenue

Scope out the antique details at Corktown’s newest cafe

Part of an October wave of coffee shop openings, Lucky Detroit debuted last week above Detroit Barbers in Corktown. The cafe, located at 2000 Michigan Ave., checks off all the boxes for customers looking for a casual place to relax with a latte or hang out ahead of a haircut.

Customers can expect roasts from Populace Coffee and tea from Retea in Dearborn, but it’s the interior that really makes this spot stand out. Lucky Detroit, like it’s first floor hair-styling predecessor, has quite a bit of character thanks to the tireless antique collecting of owners Chad and Jami Buchanan. The pair decked out the shop with a variety of distinctive pieces including a butcher block counter from a hardware store, a long communal wood table, bulky metal fixtures. The mirrored glass behind the coffee bar as well as the antique register and mounted moose head only add to the turn-of-the-century feel.

There is still more to come as the cafe will eventually have courtyard seating. Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard visited Corktown’s latest coffee bar to scope out the renovations. Take a look around the shop in the gallery below.

Lucky Detroit is located at 2000 Michigan Ave.; the shop is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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