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Wayne County Pubs Change Name to Avoid Customer Confusion

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Reataurant and bar reopened Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Beer sold here (but not like that)

The owners of both World of Beer restaurants in Canton and Woodhaven changed the name to Maverick’s. According to the Detroit Free Press, co-owner Chad Wilson cites that patrons were regularly confused and thought the establishment was a beer store and not a bar/restaurant.

More Pho in the new year

Downtown Ferndale will have a new Vietnamese soup restaurant with the opening of Got Pho in January 2020. It is located in the former MC Wiches space at 172 W 9 Mile Rd. The restaurant’s Facebook page promises, “Got Pho is a simple place nothing too complicated about us. A simple smile is all we offer and in the end it’s all up to you as a customer.”

Brace for liquor shortage

Bars in downtown Ann Arbor prepare for big crowds this weekend and not enough booze after a distributor wasn’t able to fill its backlog. Crain’s Detroit Business talks to business owners to see how they are going to cope.