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The Park Shelton’s Gallery-Style Cafe Is Moving to New Digs

Fourteen East is temporarily closing its Midtown shop

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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.

Art Center cafe Fourteen East is preparing to uproot itself from the Park Shelton this fall. The eight-year-old coffee and tea shop located along Woodward Avenue announced the move through Facebook on Tuesday evening. Fourteen East is departing from its longtime address near the Detroit Institute of Arts and relocating to 2771 Woodward Avenue in the Wayne State University campus’s Mike Ilitch School of Business in Cass Corridor.

The minimalist, gallery-style shop owned by Joanne Czerny specializes in coffee and tea and is a favorite stop for customers looking for a slice of quiche or a scone in the museum district. The 15 E Kirby St. shop is scheduled close on Saturday, August 24. Fourteen East aims to reopen in its new space sometime in early December.

“We will miss all of you, our customers,” Fourteen East’s owner writes in the post. “We can’t thank you enough for all of your friendship and support these last eight years. Progress is always so bittersweet.”

BREAKING NEWS: After a great eight year run here at the Park Shelton, a wonderful opportunity down the street has come...

Posted by Fourteen East on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Ilitch School of Business was briefly home to an outpost of Avalon International Breads in 2018. The closure of Fourteen East marks is the latest business shuffle in the Park Shelton building, which recently welcomed a new all-day brunch cafe called Babo to its ranks.

Eater has reached out to Fourteen East for more details on the move. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Avalon International Breads

422 West Willis Street, , MI 48201 (313) 832-0008 Visit Website


15 East Kirby Street, , MI 48202 (313) 974-6159 Visit Website

Fourteen East

15 East Kirby Street, , MI 48202 (313) 871-0500 Visit Website

The Park Shelton

, Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 638-1028