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Winery Restaurant Chain Cooper’s Hawk Flies Into Partridge Creek in June

The spot touts a Napa Valley experience by way of Illinois

A rendering for the entrance to Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant at the Mall at Partridge Creek.
Cooper’s Hawk [Official image]
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.

Oenophiles in Clinton Township are about to receive a new spot to swirl and sip wine when Midwest chain Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant invades Michigan this summer. The 10,500-square-foot restaurant debuts on June 25 at the Mall at Partridge Creek, according to a release.

Cooper’s Hawk touts itself as offering an atmosphere inspired by California’s well-known Napa wine region complete with a wine tasting room, restaurant, and retail market. The first Michigan location at 17440 Hall Rd. will seat around 270 patrons. The restaurant’s menu features items like short rib risotto, gnocchi bolognese, prime rib, and soy ginger salmon as well as plenty of wine from Cooper’s Hawk’s own label.

The self-styled “lifestyle brand” has 31 locations across eight states including Illinois, Florida, and Virginia. The company is looking to expand farther into Michigan in the next five years with possibly three more locations in metro Detroit, Crain’s reports. Cooper’s Hawk is particularly looking at opening a restaurant in Troy by 2020 if not sooner.

While construction is still underway, the chain is currently in hiring mode with the aim of filling 160 positions. Take a peek at the renderings for the Partridge Creek restaurant below.

Wine-Focused Restaurant Chain Enters Michigan Market at Partridge Creek [Crain’s]
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