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Neighborhood Bar and Music Venue Corktown Tavern Closes for Renovations

Plus, Populace Coffee hosts a latte art competition

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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.

Michigan Avenue bar temporarily shutters

It appears that Corktown Tavern is once again undergoing changes. The bar located on Michigan Avenue announced last Wednesday on social media that it “is under new management and closed until further notice.” In a follow up post on Sunday, July 29 the bar management reiterated that the bar was closed for renovation. Eater reached out to Corktown Tavern’s management for more details on the closure and changes to the bar and has not received a response.

Once again corktown tavern is closed for renovation, we will let you know when we re-open, sorry for any inconvenience

Posted by Corktown Tavern on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Think Detroit has a lot of restaurants? Think again.

Detroit has the lowest concentration of restaurants to people in a survey of 50 major U.S. cities with 145.1 restaurants per 100,000 residents. The analysis, conducted by online home improvement concierge site Porch, used data from Yelp to drum up some interesting facts about the local and national food scene. Compared to other types of cuisine served in the city, the most frequent styles of restaurants in Detroit are unsurprisingly soul food, diners, chicken wings, Middle Eastern, and chicken shops (it seems like chicken wings and chicken shops are the same thing). Comparatively, the most-reviewed type of restaurant on Yelp in Detroit are New American restaurants.

Latte art event

Mint green coffee bar Populace Coffee is hosting a Latte Art Throwdown on Friday, August 3 at the Siren Hotel. The competition will feature baristas from across Michigan and the buy-in is $5 for participants. The event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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Populace Coffee

1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI

Corktown Tavern

1716 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 (313) 964-5103 Visit Website

The Siren Hotel

1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 (313) 277-4736 Visit Website