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French Cafe and Creperie Le Petit Zinc Returns in New Midtown Space

The restaurant officially opens its doors next week

Le Petit Zinc is now open in Midtown.
Brenna Houck
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.

Beloved French-influenced cafe and creperie Le Petit Zinc is preparing to reopen in its newly remodeled Midtown location. The restaurant is located on the ground floor Strathmore Apartment building at 70 W. Alexandrine in a space briefly occupied last year by Dangerously Delicious Pies.

Scott Rutterbush, a partner in the restaurant with Le Petit Zinc with founder Karima Sorel, confirms to Eater that the restaurant opened for friends and family on Tuesday and plans to open for full service next week. Zinc will offer the same core menu as the one served at its former location in Corktown with options like sweet and savory crepes, toasted baguettes with jam, and quiche. Additional items may join the menu as the restaurant gets back into a rhythm.

Zinc was founded in 2009 and abruptly closed its doors last September after landlord-tenant dispute. The restaurant had previously planned to work with a local startup Black Bottom Brewing Company. However, those plans were set aside after the move to Midtown. Zinc is expected to make its official debut on March 5.

Le Petit Zinc is located at 70 West Alexandrine; the restaurant will open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Le Petit Zinc

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