Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles, a four-year-old staple on Livernois Avenue, closed for renovations on Monday, according to an announcement posted to Instagram. The restaurant is expected to reopen in November. Representatives for Kuzzo’s could not be immediately reached for comment regarding the nature of the renovations. Eater has reached out for more details.
The timing of the renovation coincides with a challenging period for the Avenue of Fashion business corridor as the city has torn up a large swath of Livernois. Business owners and representatives for the district told WXYZ in June that the construction has severely impacted foot traffic as well as services like trash pickup. Omar Mitchell, whose Table No. 2 Restaurant opened this spring, recently told Fox 2 that his and other restaurants have seen a 25 to 40 percent decrease in business since the Livernois project commenced in May. The roadwork, which involves removing a median, is expected to last for several more months.
Owned by former NFL player Ron Bartell, Kuzzo’s is a member of Eater’s Midwest 38. The restaurant known for its wide variety of chicken and waffles plates is expected to open a second location in Midtown though construction has yet to begin on the building that will house it. Bartell also recently announced plans for a $4.6 million development in the Avenue of Fashion district.