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Iconic Eastern Market Restaurant Buildings Change Hands in Multi-Million Dollar Deals

Plus, Laika Dog and Hazel, Ravines and Downtown plan pop-ups

Michelle and Chris Gerard
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.

Major Eastern Market restaurant buildings sell to new owners

The building that houses Bert’s Marketplace has once again changed hands. The building, which sold at auction for $1.9 million in 2015, was purchased by entities held by investors Linden and Sanford Nelson for $1.6 million. The pair also purchased the building housing Supino Pizzeria, Mootown Ice Cream Shoppe, Russell Street Deli, and Zeff’s Coney Island for a whopping $20 million. Fortunately, the new owners have no plans at this time to shakeup the business lineup in the buildings and the restaurants will continue to operate as normal.

Preview a new restaurant heading to Birmingham this fall

Chef Emmele Herrold of forthcoming Birmingham restaurant Hazel, Ravines and Downtown will be hosting an Argentinian dinner at Frame in Hazel Park on Sunday, August 5. The cost is $60 per person with seatings at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Tock.

Corktown hot dog slinger makes a comeback

Laika Dog, Corktown’s vegan-friendly hot dog spot, has been out of commission since the UFO Factory was damaged by neighboring construction work last summer. The beloved bar is currently undergoing repairs and aiming to make its triumphant return before the end of the year. In the meantime, Laika Dog is going to start hosting pop-ups. The first will be held at El Club during flea market pop-up Fleatroit Junk City from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

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UFO Factory

2110 Trumbull, , MI 48216

Supino Pizzeria

2457 Russell Street, , MI 48207 (313) 567-7879 Visit Website

Mootown Ice Cream Shoppe

2461 Russell Street, , MI 48207 (313) 262-6594 Visit Website

Russell Street Deli

2465 Russell Street, , MI 48207 (313) 567-2900 Visit Website


23839 John R Road, , MI 48030 Visit Website

Bert's Marketplace

2727 Russell Street, , MI 48207 (313) 567-2030 Visit Website

Hazel, Ravines and Downtown

34977 Woodward Ave #100, Birmingham, MI 48009

El Club

4114 Vernor Highway, , MI 48209 (313) 279-7382 Visit Website