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Detroit’s Shipping Container Food Hall Sets July Opening Date

Detroit Shipping Company features six different restaurants and cafes, plus two bars

Detroit Shipping Company is Detroit’s first-ever food hall.
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.

Detroit’s first-ever food hall has finally set the opening date. Detroit Shipping Company will open on July 13 at 474 Peterboro St. in Cass Corridor next to the Peterboro and 8 Degrees Plato, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Assembled from 21 individual shipping containers, the 12,000-square-foot Detroit Shipping Company will house six different restaurants and cafes, plus a T-shirt print shop. Each of the independently operating vendors holds a three-year lease inside the space. Additionally, Detroit Shipping Company will oversee the operations of two bars inside the food hall.

  • Brujo Tacos & Tapas: Chef Petro Drakopoulos of Republica in Berkley is planning to offer tacos prepared with handmade tortillas alongside high-end canned seafood options.
  • Coop: Expect spicy, marinated Asian-Caribbean chicken from this restaurant by River Bistro chef Max Hardy.
  • Bangkok 96 Street Food: Chef Genevieve Vang’s popular Bangkok 96 in Dearborn is bringing casual Thai street food to a Detroit outpost.
  • -320 Coffee & Creamery: Expect Direct Trade coffee and plenty of ice cream made extra smooth with fast-freezing nitrogen.
  • MotorBurger: Windsor import MotorBurger will offer a variety of “international” burgers as well as classic and new riffs on poutine.
  • Bread Meats Bread: This Windsor-based restaurant promises plenty of sandwiches and salads.

Partners Jonathan Hartzell, James Therkalsen, and architect Dominic Walbridge have been working together on Detroit Shipping Company for more than three years now. Along the way the business relocated from its originally planned Corktown site and then underwent a name change. In the meantime, the group has laid the groundwork for other developments in the area including a forthcoming dine-in movie theater called Alamo Drafthouse.

Detroit Shipping Company may be the first, but it won’t be the last food hall to hit Detroit in the coming years. Pittsburgh-based Galley Group plans to open a Galley food hall in downtown Detroit by late-fall and the redevelopment plan for the Stone Soap Building also includes a 13,000-square-foot “European-style, open market.” FoodLab Detroit is also working on a food hall in the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood although organizers have been relatively quiet on the details of the project.

Stay tuned for more updates on Detroit Shipping Company as it approaches the finish line.

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Alamo Drafthouse

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Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro Street, , MI 48201 (313) 462-4973 Visit Website