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Nashville Bar Chain Tin Roof Lands in Former Cheli’s Building

It’s slated to arrive this fall

Tin Roof [Courtesy photo]
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.

A Nashville-based restaurant, bar, and live music venue Tin Roof has leased the former Cheli’s Chili building in downtown Detroit.

Cheli’s Chili Bar vacated the building in November when owner and hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios relocated to Chicago. Ilitch family-owned company Olympia Development purchased the property at 47 E. Adams Ave. close to Ford Field and Comerica Park in December at a cost of $4.1 million, adding to their already swollen portfolio of Detroit properties.

The first location of Tin Roof debuted in 2002, and the brand has since branched out into more than more than a dozen locations across the United States. Tin Roof’s Detroit outpost is expected to feature indoor and outdoor music regularly as well as a rooftop deck, according to a release. The “Southern-inspired” menu at Tin Roof in Detroit will include options like Voodoo shrimp grinders, Candy Pig macaroni and cheese, and insensitively named “Dixie” biscuits. There will also be cocktails and boozy floats.

Tin Roof is expected to debut this fall. It will join other Olympia Development tenants including Frita Batidos, which is on track to open in late-June, and Sahara Restaurant & Grill.

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