Goblin Sushi Bar is replacing Peso Bar on Bagley Street, across from Mexican Village Restaurant. Peso closed its dining room in early November due to the pandemic in hopes of returning once the health crisis improved. However, co-owner Jose Maldonado now confirms Peso Bar is permanently closed.
“Unfortunately, we had to close permanently due to the complications with COVD and the inability to fully open because of the state’s restrictions. Our indoor capacity was under 50 people and with the six foot restrictions and a 25 percent max capacity. We decided as a group to permanently suspend operations,” Maldonado tells Eater, who says they tried to hang on for as long as possible. “We feel that our concept was unique and added something fresh to the neighborhood. Unfortunately the timing could not have been any worse for a restaurant to open.”
Maldonado says he and his partners are now focused on opening their next venture together, Corktown tequila and mezcal bar Toma Detroit.
Goblin Sushi Bar announced plans to take over the Peso Bar space on its social media pages, listing the Bagley Street location as its third restaurant. The Clinton Township-based sushi restaurant includes a second location currently under construction in Sterling Heights. That location was announced at the start of the pandemic last March after receiving a $30,000 investment in the restaurant.
The Macomb County sushi bar transitioned to takeout during the health crisis. Customers can order items like firecracker and spicy tuna rolls online as well as matcha cheesecake and sides of edamame for takeout and limited delivery.
Eater reached out to Goblin Sushi Bar for more details on the Bagley Street location.
Update, March 9, 8:15 a.m.: This story has been updated with comments from Peso Bar co-owner Jose Maldonado regarding the closure.
2547 Bagley Street, Detroit. goblinorder.com.