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A California Cannabis Drink Brand Just Acquired Rochester Mills’ Production Brewery

Plus, Three Cats sets and opening date in Clawson and downtown Detroit gets another Starbucks

A yellow and white can for Two Roots, a Milkshake Stout can from Rochester Mills, and a gray can with a wavy illustration for Two roots on a blue and white background. Two Roots [Official image]
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.

California cannabis drink maker acquired metro Detroit brewing facility

Two Roots Brewing Company, a California-based nonalcoholic cannabis beverage maker, has acquired Rochester Mills Production Brewery. Two Roots plans to use the facility to increase production of its cannabis drinks and sell them to a licensed cannabis company in the state of Michigan, according to the Detroit News. Rochester Mills Beer Company’s restaurant and brewery are not part of the deal, but it could mean some Rochester Mills labels such as Milkshake Stout could get wider distribution or a non-alcoholic cannabis spinoff.

Chain coffee lands in Detroit’s entertainment district

A new outpost of Starbucks is heading to Woodward Avenue at the base of the Fox Theatre building near Montcalm Street, per a release. The 3,000-square-foot cafe is among several new food and beverage options heading to the area around the Fox and the new Little Caesars World Headquarters.

Detroit’s awesome new bakeries are getting national recognition

Bon Appetit released it’s long list of 50 best new restaurants for 2019 in advance of the shorter “Hot 10.” The nominees include two excellent local bakeries and cafes, Warda Patisserie and Ochre Bakery.

Clawson restaurant readies for September debut

A forthcoming Clawson restaurant from chef Matt Prentice and Leon & Lulu co-owner Mary Liz Curtain has an opening date. Three Cats (formerly Three Cats and a Cook) is slated to debut on Friday, September 20 in the old Clawson Theatre with American cuisine and a full bar, the Detroit News reports.

Chef shuffles

The Detroit Club is out a chef. Kirk McKinney helped the luxury club in downtown Detroit open its restaurant the Grille Room in spring 2018. Chef McKinney now confirms to Eater in an email that he and his executive sous chef have left the club over differences in how to brand and promote the business.

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Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 471-7000 Visit Website

The Grille Room

712 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI Visit Website

Warda Patisserie

1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI Visit Website

Ochre Bakery

4884 Grand River Avenue, , MI 48208 (313) 686-5694 Visit Website

The Detroit Club

712 Cass Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 338-3222 Visit Website