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Ohio-Based Saucy Brew Works Opens Its First Detroit Location in March

Plus, Portillo’s opens in Sterling Heights in March and St. Patrick’s Day festivities are canceled in Detroit again this year

Saucy Brew Works

Saucy Brew Works opening first location in Detroit

Ohio-based Saucy Brew Works opens its first Detroit location on March 3 in Brush Park, according to a press release. Located in Bedrock’s City Modern development, the brewpub and coffeehouse will include indoor and outdoor seating as well as a “coffeehouse concept” called Saucy Coffee. In addition to offering German and American-style beers, the Detroit location will serve a menu of shared plates such as meatballs, roasted cauliflower, Bavarian pretzels, and thin crust pizza, including one pizza topped with Nashville-style hot chicken. Saucy Coffee will serve pour overs, espresso, and specialty coffee drinks. The Detroit brewpub marks the fourth location overall for Saucy Brew Works. [Official]

A location of Portillo’s opens in Sterling Heights in March

Fast casual restaurant chain Portillo’s brings its Italian beef burgers, Chicago-style hot dogs, and chocolate cheesecake to Sterling Heights in March. Opening March 16, the new restaurant is located on Lakeside Circle and is the first Portillo’s restaurant to open in Michigan. [Official]

St. Patrick’s Day festivities canceled in Detroit

The Detroit Metro Times reports St. Patrick’s Day festivities are once again canceled due to the pandemic. This includes the parade, which was scheduled for March 14, and other St. Patrick’s Day events, like the Corktown Races. “As we continue to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols, it became very clear that it would be difficult to promote and host the 2021 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade in a way that maintained safety for our sponsors, members, participants, and viewers,” Michael Kelly, president of the United Irish Societies, says in a press release. “Therefore, with heartfelt disappointment, the UIS and Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade Committee have decided to cancel the 2021 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade this year.” [DMT]

A new proposed complex could bring a “discount supermarket” to Midtown

A new proposed complex could bring a “discount supermarket” to Midtown, the Detroit Free Press reports. Located on the 3500 block of Woodward at Mack Avenue, the complex would include a 16-story apartment tower, a six-story building with 70 apartments and ground floor retail, and another building for an “unnamed retailer.” The latter might be reserved for a discount supermarket. The seven-acre site is located across from a Whole Foods market. Of the 350 apartments slated to open at the complex some time in 2023, 20 percent of those apartments “would be reserved at below-market rents for those earning no more than 80% of the area median income.” [DFP]