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Corktown Pizzeria Grandma Bob’s Is Hosting Previews This Week

The restaurant is serving up a limited number of “Midwest-style” pizzas starting on Wednesday

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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.

One of Detroit’s most anticipated spring openings Grandma Bob’s is hosting a series of previews with a limited amount of pizza beginning this week. The restaurant located inside the former Detroit Artifactry space at 2135 Michigan Ave. in Corktown is slated to open its doors with an increasing amount of pizza on March 20, March 22, and March 24, according to teaser posts on the pizzeria’s Instagram account and website.

On Wednesday, the restaurant will release 50 pizzas starting at 4 p.m., followed by 100 pizzas on Friday at 4 p.m. and 150 pizzas on Sunday at 4 p.m. The pizzas will be half-off during the preview. The official opening date has not been confirmed.

The Kwiatkowski family including Detroit bar and restaurant owner Dave Kwiatkowski have been developing Grandma Bob’s for more than a year. Kwiatkowski’s mother owned the Detroit Artifactry and brother John Kwiatkowski confirmed in January 2018 that a project called White Star Pizza would land in the former retail space. Last summer, Grandma Bob’s hosted a preview pop-up at Mutiny Bar.

Dave Kwiatkowski told Crain’s in February that Grandma Bob’s would serve “Midwest-style” pizzeria with circular pies and crust roughly as thick as a pan pizza. The restaurant is also expected to offer a wide selection of beers to go with the slices. Although the interior is still somewhat of a mystery, the restaurant will feature art by Jim Bachor with a pizza slice made from glass and subway tile.

Eater has reached out to Grandma Bob’s for more details and will updated this story when more information is available.

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