Diner debuts next week in downtown Detroit
A restaurant called Grand Circus Diner is settling into the shuttered Broderick Grille space near the forthcoming downtown Buddy’s Pizza location, Deadline Detroit reports. The restaurant is operated by Broderick Towers building owners Bruce Liebowitz and Michael Higgins in partnership with Steven Lelli’s Inn on the Green owner Mark Zarkin. It’s on track to debut on April 4 for the Tigers home opener with options like filet mignon, fried feta sandwiches, pastrami sandwiches, and Cincinnati chili spaghetti. The restaurant will stay open super late with hours from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily.
Ice cream comeback could be in the works
Reilly Craft Creamery and its hit soft serve spinoff Cold Truth are working on a comeback after a food safety recall bankrupted the business last fall. A Cold Truth Facebook page was recently recreated. The main Reilly Craft Creamery account teased a possible ice cream truck reboot using a 1958 Ford Mister Softee Truck in a customer survey that began circulating earlier this month. Reached by Eater, Cold Truth’s Timothy Mahoney confirms that the soft serve stand is working on reopening for summer 2019 either in Midtown or Eastern Market with Chris Reilly still at the helm.
Forthcoming restaurants and bars launch crowdfunding campaigns
Taco pop-up Esto’s Garage is going brick-and-mortar in West Village next to Sister Pie and seeking more financing to get the business off the ground. Owner Esteban Castro started a $35,000 Patronicity campaign to help fund the buildout. It’s raised about $1,600 so far. Former West Village record shop Paramita Sound is attempting to reopen inside the Siren Hotel with an attached wine bar and is also seeking community funding assistance with a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign that’s raised about $5,400 so far.
Updated, March 28, 11:58 a.m.: This story has been updated with more details on the reopening of Cold Truth by Reilly Craft Creamery.
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