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Jazz Restaurant They Say Adds New Harper Woods Outpost

The new location is hosting free live jazz performances this week

Chef Gerald Gregory and They Say owner Terry Payne, Sr. 
They Say [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.

Detroit jazz restaurant favorite They Say is opening its new location today in Harper Woods. The standalone restaurant is located in a former Applebee’s Bar & Grill building at 17810 Vernier Rd. near the Eastland Mall.

It’s the second They Say outpost for owner Terry Payne, Sr., who opened the first establishment back in 2006 on Joseph Campau in the Rivertown Warehouse District, per a release. The newest venture seats 200 people and will serve They Say mainstays such as chicken wings and ribs. Diners can also expect newer choices from chef Gerald Gregory such as beef short ribs, Italian subs, and a seafood trio, the Detroit News reports.

Customers can also look forward to live jazz on from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays with a $5 cover. As part of the opening celebration, the restaurant is waving its cover charge Wednesday, May 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. during a performance by Sound Proof Jazz as well as from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3.

They Say Plans Second Location [ED]
They Say Restaurant Opens Second Location Wednesday in Former Harper Woods Applebee’s [Detroit News]
All Openings Coverage [ED]