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Throwback Bar Cobb’s Corner Returns to Cass Corridor

Plus, Poppies scores a Motor City Match grant

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Former Jazz bar returns to Cass Avenue

Bar and music lounge Cobb’s Corner, which shuttered more than 30 years ago, has returned to the corner of Cass Avenue and Willis Street. The bar’s original proprietor Robert Cobb has completed renovations at the building and confirmed the opening on social media over the weekend. The bar will open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday with a full bar, sliders, and sandwiches.

Mike Ilitch School of Business is down one coffee shop

Wayne State University’s new Mike Ilitch School of Business will no longer be home to an Avalon International Breads outpost. The Southend reports that the cafe vacated on October 26. A representative for the business school characterized the coffee shop as a “temporary pop-up.” The business school is now without any retail tenants.

Latest round of Motor City Match Winners announced

Small business grant program Motor City Match announced its latest round of winners on November 19 including several local restaurant businesses. The food business awardees include: coworking space and coffee shop NOIS (2910 E. Jefferson Ave.); a pizzeria called Toss & Sauce (18613 Livernois Ave.); a Detroit-style pizza company called Michigan and Trumbull (1439 W. Elizabeth St.); a vegan and gluten-free snack business called Eats All Good (2910 E. Jefferson Ave.); and forthcoming Polish restaurant and bakery Poppies (1400 Van Dyke Rd.).

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1400 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI Visit Website

Avalon International Breads

422 West Willis Street, , MI 48201 (313) 832-0008 Visit Website

Cobb's Corner

4201 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI