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Development Group Looks Into Replacing Union Street Detroit With a Grocery Store

Plus, Saffron De Twah opens for carryout and monthly subscriptions and Marche du Nain Rouge is canceled

Union Street Detroit could be replaced by a grocery store

A proposal by developers could see longtime restaurant and bar Union Street Detroit replaced with a grocery store, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. The restaurant on Woodward Avenue continues to remain closed due to the pandemic. The report indicates Target, Meijer, Westborn Market, and Trader Joe’s have all expressed interest in the building. Its owners are apparently in the process of buying out the leases on Union Street Detroit and the neighboring liquor store. Renovations should begin this summer on the building, which call for the preservation of its historic elements. Union Street Detroit has yet to return a request for comment sent earlier this week on the status of the restaurant. [CDB]

Saffron de Twah now offers monthly subscriptions and a new carryout menu

East side Moroccan restaurant Saffron De Twah reopened with a new carryout menu. Currently open Thursday through Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saffron De Twah offers takeout with four pick-up times in 15-minute increments. Masks are required and only two patrons are allowed inside the restaurant at a time. For $15, people can also purchase a meal for someone in need through the Saffron Community Kitchen. In addition to pop-ups with local chefs like chef Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim, Saffron De Twah offers monthly subscriptions with perks like virtual cooking classes with chef Omar Anani and special tasting menus. [Official]

Food and grocery store workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Oakland County

People working in food, grocery stores, and agriculture are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Oakland County, according to the county’s website. People are asked to fill out a “Save Your Spot” form to register for an appointment. The county’s health department sends appointment invitations each week to those registered and eligible to receive the vaccine. [Official]

Marche du Nain Rouge canceled again this year

For the second year, Marche du Nain Rouge is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual parade, featuring floats, marching bands, and krewes, takes place every March around the Equinox and draws thousands from around metro Detroit. [Facebook]


1301 West 8 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48203 (313) 369-5200 Visit Website

Union Street Detroit

4145 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 831-3965 Visit Website

Miss Kim

415 North 5th Avenue, , MI 48104 (734) 275-0099 Visit Website

Saffron De Twah

7636 Gratiot Avenue, , MI 48213 (586) 359-6138 Visit Website