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Downtown Burger Restaurant Completes Key Inspections

Plus, the Kiesling bar gathers opening team

Construction workers at Lovers Only in downtown Detroit in December.
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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.

Welcome to the Plywood Report, a roundup of all the latest intel on Detroit’s and metro Detroit’s coming restaurant attractions.

DOWNTOWN — Capitol Park burger restaurant Lovers Only is slated to open in the next few weeks on the ground floor of the 28 Grand building, a rep for the restaurant confirms to Eater. Firm Five/Eighths architecture has been busy documenting the space’s mid-century influenced transformation. The restaurant has completed its construction inspections and is expected to receive its liquor and health department inspections during the first week of March. The staff began training last week ahead of the debut. [EaterWire/Instagram]

MILWAUKEE JUNCTION — The Kiesling bar is readying for its debut in Milwaukee Junction in early March. The historic tavern features a mural from 1913 and a strong opening team including Selden Standard alum and bar manager Rob Wilson and former Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails bartender Kaytee Querro. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — Restaurateurs Norman and Bonnie LePage have named Sarah Stricher general manager and William Hollie kitchen manager of their forthcoming Beacon Park restaurant and bar Lumen, according to a release. The restaurant is on track to open this spring and is in the process of hiring staff. [EaterWire]

TAYLOR — The Downriver outpost of Wahlburgers and Michigan’s second location of the Mark Wahlberg-backed burger chain is expected to open in March inside a former Big Boy at 21200 Penn St. [News-Herald]

ROSEDALE PARK — Forthcoming brewpub Rosedale Beer & Bistro has officially leapt over another hurdle in its quest toward opening day. The owners recently closed a deal to purchase parking lots near the restaurant and brewery. [Facebook]

CASS CORRIDOR — Rocco’s Italian Deli is deep in the depths of its buildout and adding in some finishing details including white subway tile on the walls. [Instagram]

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Rosedale Beer & Bistro

18910 Grand River Ave. , Detroit, Michigan 48223 Visit Website

Lovers Only

34 Grand River Ave., Detroit,, Mi Visit Website


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449 East Milwaukee Avenue, , MI 48202 (313) 638-2169 Visit Website