After two years of delays, fast-casual slider startup Slyde has abandoned its planned Avenue of Fashion location. The restaurant is now poised to take up residence in a new mixed-use development in Midtown near Jumbo’s Bar, according to Crain’s.
Jonathan Hartzell, one of the partners behind Peterboro Street food hall Detroit Shipping Company and forthcoming theater-restaurant Alamo Drafthouse, is behind the new development that is expected to transform a building at 3700 Third St. into apartments, Slyde, and an as-of-yet unnamed retail business.
Slyde had originally intended to open inside the former Hunter Supper Club building on Livernois in 2016, but delays with renovations of the building pushed the opening back significantly. The building was then sold to a second tenant, Motor City Brewing Works, in 2017, putting Slyde’s lease in jeopardy. (Motor City Brewing Company expects to open its second location there next spring.) Coincidentally, co-owner LJ Nelson told Eater that Midtown and downtown leases felt out of reach when his partners were initially looking for space to open their restaurant.
If all goes well, the tenants at the new Third Street development including Slyde could begin opening in spring 2019. Slyde’s team plans to move forward with its original vision for the restaurant — quick, healthy meals including more than a dozen styles of mini burgers, salads, and desserts — with the addition of a bar.
• $2.4 Million Mixed-Use Redevelopment Planned for Midtown [Crain’s]
• Fast-Casual Slider Restaurant Taking Up Residence on The Avenue of Fashion [ED]
• Motor City Brewing Works Is Bringing a Satellite Pub to The Avenue of Fashion [ED]
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