Forthcoming Detroit-style pizzeria Michigan & Trumbull will begin popping up downtown this summer during construction of its Corktown restaurant. The Pittsburgh-based restaurant developed by metro Detroit natives is expected to take up residency at Detroit’s Fort Street Galley food hall in July with crispy cornered square pizzas.
Husband and wife team Kristen Calverley and Nate Peck had aimed to open at 1439 W Elizabeth St. in Corktown by late-August or September, but building delays have pushed that timeline back Calverley tells Eater. The restaurant got its start at Federal Galley, and thus it made sense to turn to the Pittsburgh-based Galley’s sister food hall in Detroit while construction continues on the new restaurant.
Michigan & Trumbull’s residency at Fort Street Galley runs from July 5 through November 3. The pizzeria will serve an “abbreviated version” of its current Federal Galley menu sans the McLovin’ and Buffalo Chicken pizzas during the first month at Fort Street. The food stall will eventually expand into pizza specials. Customers can expect options like the St. Aubin Sausage pizza with red sauce, mozzarella, broccoli, fennel sausage, and parmesan.
Michigan & Trumbull is planning to host a party to kick-off the opening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 12 featuring live music, collaborations with local breweries, artist pop-ups, and screen printing with free t-shirts. An exact timeline for the opening of the Corktown restaurant hasn’t been set, though Calverley hopes the space will be ready near the end of Michigan & Trumbull’s residency.
It’s unclear what space Michigan & Trumbull will be taking over at Fort Street Galley. Eater has reached out to food hall operator the Galley Group for additional details and will update this piece when more information is available.
Fort Street Galley underwent a major food stall shuffle in May when one of its opening lineup, Pursue, was ousted due to low sales. The restaurant was replaced shortly after with Southern-influenced stall Table Detroit, a Galley Group-operated collaboration with chef Phill Milton of Home at Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh. The food hall’s beverage director also recently decamped for Flowers of Vietnam.