Detroit’s iconic Flemish bar Cadieux Cafe has sold to a new owner. Ron Devos and Paul Misuraca are in the process of handing over the popular east side hangout to classic bar collector, Cliff Bell’s owner Paul Howard and musician John Rutherford, per a release.
The Devos family has operated the vintage 1930s watering hole known for its feather bowling lanes, beer, and steaming bowls of mussels since 1962. “The Devos and Misuraca family are proud of the 55 plus years we’ve served the community and are grateful to each and every one who has been a part of our long run at the Cadieux Café,” the pair say in a statement. “We feel that John and Paul are the perfect fit to keep our family’s Belgian legacy alive as well as usher in a new generation of traditions that will ensure the Cadieux Café’s place as an East Side mainstay for years to come.”
Howard and Rutherford will take full ownership beginning on New Year’s Day. “We’re looking forward to carrying on the legacy left by the Devos family and those who ran it before them,” the pair said in a statement. In addition to Cliff Bell’s, Howard also co-owns Park Bar, Bronx Bar, and Queens Bar. The bar has been featured everywhere from Eater National to the late host Anthony Bourdain’s show No Reservations.
Eater is reaching out for more details on the transition. Stay tuned for updates.