Bounded by Eight Mile to the north and Seven Mile to the south, the Avenue of Fashion is a bustling shopping district largely composed of Black-owned businesses along Livernois corridor. Surrounded by the Bagley, Sherwood Forest, and Green Acres neighborhoods, the area has loads of history and character going back to the 1950s. Over the last few years, the district has attracted a new guard of small restaurants, cafes, and bakeries from Good Cakes and Bakes to the Fork in Nigeria food truck. Even more projects are in the works, as Motor City Brewing Works prepares to open its second outpost on the strip and more small businesses fill vacancies.
A recent, controversial streetscaping project has provided the area plenty of street space for expanded outdoor seating. However, many restaurants in the area still cater to a takeout crowd with online ordering and delivery.
A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More