The owner of downtown Detroit’s shuttered Angelina Italian Bistro is making a comeback on the Avenue of Fashion. Tom Agosta closed his nearly 10-year-old restaurant in downtown Detroit last winter, but now tells Crain’s he has partnered with Motor City Brewing Works to handle the food at the brewery’s forthcoming taphouse on the Avenue of Fashion.
Motor City Brewing Works purchased the partially renovated Hunter’s Supper Club from Chad Dickinson of I’m Here Detroit in 2016. At the time, Dickinson had already secured one future tenant — a gourmet slider restaurant called Slyde; however, after Motor City Brewing Works took over the building they cut ties with Slyde (The restaurant has since found a new location in Midtown).
Agosta will be developing the menu for the 19350 Livernois Ave. brewpub, which will be focused primarily on serving beer and food rather than making it onsite. The second Motor City Brewing Works outpost is now on track to open next spring.
• Motor City Brewing Works Partners With Angelina Bistro owner at New Location [Crain’s]
• Slider Restaurant Slyde Finds New Space in Midtown [ED]
• Motor City Brewing Works Is Bringing a Satellite Pub to The Avenue of Fashion [ED]
• Angelina Italian Bistro Bids Farewell to Downtown Detroit in December [ED]