Liquor license suspension
Ahead of the Super Bowl, one of the biggest days of the year in American sports, the Detroiter Bar in Bricktown has had its liquor license suspended. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced in a release that the downtown sports bar received the reprimand as a result of three documented incidents of serving alcohol to minors between August 4, 2016, and June 3, 2018. The bar’s 21-day license suspension will run from Thursday, January 24, to Wednesday, February 13.
New brewery lands in metro Detroit
Local home brewers plan to debut brewing supply store called week at 27651 John R Rd. followed by a brewery and taproom in April. Owners Gordie Davignon and Gary Marshall tell Crain’s that Cadillac Straits Brewing Co. will feature a range of drinks including wine, mead, cider, kombucha, and soda on tap alongside flatbread pizzas and other snacks.
Detroit-style pizza expansion
Buddy’s Pizza is once again in expansion mode. The company plans to add its first location in West Michigan inside a former Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Kentwood. It’s slated to open in the spring, according to MLive.
Royal Oak rooftop bar design revealed
Ron Rae of Ron and Roman architecture has revealed renderings for Royal Oak’s forthcoming rooftop bar revamp, Pinky’s. The bar, which is replacing the former Red Fox English Pub, is being designed as a throwback to a former Detroit club near Belle Isle called Pinky’s Boulevard Club, Rae tells Hour Detroit. The restaurant itself will have millennial pink finishes, plants (another millennial favorite), and a cast-iron statue of a woman that was originally located in a courtyard in New Orleans.
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