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A New Healthy Juice Bar is Coming to Downtown Grand Rapids | What Now Detroit

A black-owned, high-end healthy juice bar called Rev: Road to Revitalize Luxury Juice Bar is coming to downtown Grand Rapids at 125 Ottawa Ave. NW. The juice bar is anticipated to open on January 1st, offering various cold-pressed juices in independent packages or cleanse bundles.

Rev is owned and operated by nutritionist Shardaira Jones, founder and CEO of Road to Revitalize LLC. The company currently sells four 16-ounce juice brands made with 100% organic fruits and vegetables. Rev will be th

New Luxury Dive Bar to Join Residence Inn by Marriott in Grand Rapids

A “fine-dive” bar named The Foolery is confirmed to replace Wahlburger inside Residence Inn by Marriott at 10 Ionia Ave. NW. in Grand Rapids. Given the turnkey nature of the space, The Foolery is aiming to open by the end of the year.

The Foolery is operated by a familiar name. Spencer Raymond, the mastermind behind the popular Social Misfits on the ground floor of the hotel, shared that the new concept will serve Detroit-style pizza. The menu will also have handhelds, shareables, and pasties,

Takitos AF is Joining Lansing Shuffle | What Now Detroit

Another eatery joining Lansing Shuffle at 325 Riverfront Dr is Takitos AF, anticipated to open on December 8, according to the eatery’s Google Business Profile. The restaurant serves “a playful fusion of traditional Mexican cuisine and creative innovation,” according to the official description.

Takitos AF is a modern Mexican restaurant focusing on authentic Mexican street food, including mouthwatering taquitos, burrito bowls, traditional desserts, and more. The menu pays homage to the chef’s f

Linden Brewing Co. Aims for a Spring 2024 Opening | What Now Detroit

News about a new brewery coming to Downtown Linden has been floating for a while, although the business faced significant delay due to unexpected hurdles in the licensing process. Now, Linden Brewing Co. is finally aiming for a Spring 2024 opening at 117 N. Bridge St., according to the information owners shared on a Facebook post.

Co-owners Ryan and Nikki Mcdonald are seasoned brewery operators and are the masterminds behind Howell-based brewery Hartland Brewing Co. Similar to Hartland, the new

New Eatery to Bring Middle Eastern Offerings to Lansing | What Now Detroit

Lansing Shuffle, a food hall and entertainment venue in the former Lansing City Market building at 325 Riverfront Dr, is welcoming two new food tenants in December. One of the tenants, Beirut Kitchen, will feature Middle Eastern dishes as well as a banquet-style experience and company platter offerings. The business has recently signed the lease and will open soon, given the turnkey nature of the space.

Beirut Kitchen is owned by Michigan resident Rae A. Suboh. Suboh has a successful record in

Dutch Girl Donuts to Reopen in 2024 Under New Ownership | What Now Detroit

Dutch Girl Donuts, the beloved sweet joint at 19000 Woodward Ave, has been acquired by Paddy Lynch and is planned to reopen in early 2024. The shop closed in 2021 following the death of the previous owner Gene Timmer.

The Lynch family has deep ties with the previous owners. “My family has loved Dutch Girl since before I was born,” Lynch said in a statement. “I’m extremely grateful, honored, and excited to carry this local favorite forward for the Timmer family.”

The Lynch family also operates

Detroit-Area Couple Acquires Stafford's Hospitality Properties with Renovations in the Planning | What Now Detroit

Stafford’s Hospitality, along with its portfolio of three beloved restaurants and three hotels in the Petoskey area is being acquired by Grosse Pointe Farms couple Jon and Lauren Cotton. The acquired restaurants include Noggin Room Pub, Weathervane Restaurant, and Pier Restaurant. The three hotels are the Perry Hotel, Crooked River Lodge, and Bay View Inn. The purchase is anticipated to be completed in January 2024.

“As a longtime resident of Michigan, I have dined and stayed in these historic

Water Street Coffee Joint to Open New Location in Bronson Next Year | What Now Detroit

After years of wholesale partnership with Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo-based Water Street Coffee Joint is finally opening a brick-and-mortar location on the Garden Level of the hospital’s south campus location at 601 John Street. The Bronson location is anticipated to open in early 2024.

According to information disclosed on the coffee joint’s website, construction is currently underway for Bronson Water Street, which will be the brand’s seventh location. While the location is primarily designed

A new Taco Bell is Under Construction in Wyoming | What Now Detroit

It appears a new Taco Bell is under construction at 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming, MI off U.S. 131 Highway, in the parking lot of Meijer Deli. The new location is operated by one of the largest Taco Bell franchisees in the country, Border Foods. The Clyde Park location will be the 17th Taco Bell in the Grand Rapids area.

Minnesota-based Border Foods employs more than 5,000 team members in 200+ restaurants across the Upper Midwest. In 2022, the company opened the first Taco Bell Defy, the c

A New Tiki Bar and Barbecue Restaurant will Open at the Unicorn Tavern in Grand Haven | What Now Detroit

Home to magical and unforgettable experiences, The Unicorn Tavern in Grand Haven has announced plans to add an outdoor tiki bar and barbecue restaurant. The new restaurant, named The Dragon and The Mermaid, is anticipated to open in spring 2024.

Located at 415 S. Beechtree St., The Unicorn Tavern is operated by local owner Garry Boyd. Just like the tavern’s name was inspired by the owner’s late daughter Mackenzie, the new restaurant bar’s name was a tribute to the owner’s children CJ and Charli

New Cafe Supporting Women Survivors to Open in Jackson | What Now Detroit

SOAR Café and Farms, a non-profit organization based in Jackson, MI, is planning to open a brick-and-mortar cafe at 401 N. Mechanic St., formerly Anna’s Gifts & Décor building. The organization will also be moving from its previous headquarters at 300 S. Brown St. to the new location. Construction is most likely to start in January and the cafe is anticipated to open around May, 2024.

Started six years ago, SOAR Cafe and Farms focuses on providing a safe space for women who have survived human

Ohio-based StoneFruit Coffee to Open a New Coffe Shop and Bar in Ann Arbor | What Now Detroit

StoneFruit Social has filed for permits for a community-based coffee shop and bar in Ann Arbor at 413 E. Huron Street, Suite C, according to city records. In a previous coverage in Business Journal Daily, the restaurant was originally anticipated to open by the end of this year but has since encountered delays in the permitting process. Now, the company hopes to open in the first quarter of 2024.

StoneFruit Social is a fusion of two sister brands StoneFruit Coffee Co. and Steel Valley Brew Work

Nekter Juice Bar is Coming to Rochester Hills | What Now Detroit

A new Nékter Juice Bar franchise is coming to Rochester Hills at 1432 N Rochester Rd in City Walk. The grand opening is Tuesday, January 9, according to its Google Business Profile. The franchisee, Five Fifty Five Ventures, LLC, is operated by husband-and-wife Eric and Sheila Werner.

Founded in 2010, Southern California-based Nékter Juice Bar is an award-winning modern juice bar concept featuring hand-crafted, freshly-made juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. The brand is known for its total ingr

Italian Restaurant Magiamo is Returning to its Original East Hills Location | What Now Detroit

Magiamo, a beloved Italian restaurant in Grand Rapids that closed in 2017, is finally returning to its former location at 1033 Lake Dr. SE, inside the historic mansion that was the restaurant’s original home when it first opened in 2005.

For the past six years, the mansion has been home to catering and event space Paddock Place which also belonged to The Gilmore Collection. Now, it is returning to its roots with a new look and atmosphere that embraces the building’s existing historical elements

A New Italian Restaurant is Coming to Grayling | What Now Detroit

A new Italian restaurant called Mimi & Pipi’s Casa Italiana is coming to Grayling in the summer of 2024, according to official city announcements. The new restaurant is located at 118 E Michigan Ave and is currently applying for licenses. The restaurant will have a retail counter and an outdoor service area, according to license application information.

The new Italiana is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Matthew and Christine Lafontaine. Both are long-time Grayling residents and ent

Dave's Hot Chicken to Open in East Lansing Early Next Year | What Now Detroit

California-based fast-casual chain Dave’s Hot Chicken is opening its first Lansing location in East Lansing at 194 Albert Ave., right below housing complex Newman Lofts. The East Lansing location will be the sixth Dave’s Hot Chicken in Michigan. Construction is expected to complete in December and the restaurant is anticipated to open at the beginning of 2024.

Like all other Dave’s Hot Chicken locations in Michigan, the East Lansing location will also be managed by multi-unit franchise operator

Eastern Market Staple Louisiana Creole Gumbo is Moving | What Now Detroit

One of Eastern Market’s longest-standing restaurants, Louisiana Creole Gumbo, announced its move to a new location down the street last Thursday, according to Detroit Metro Times. The restaurant is hosting a ribbon cutting of the new space on Wednesday, Nov. 11 but the new space will not open to the public until next year.

Owned by Joe Spencer, Louisiana Creole Gumbo has been serving the Eastern Market neighborhood since 1970. While the Eastern Market district has seen significant development a

Starbucks to Build New Store in Walled Lake | What Now Detroit

Starbucks has signed the lease for a new space in Walled Lake, right around the corner from Maples Space, which houses another on-premise Starbucks window. The new store will be located at 140 Decker Rd and is anticipated to open in the fall of 2024.

The new Starbucks is part of Shoppes of Walled Lake, a new mixed-use development serving Walled Lake, Novi, and Commerce communities. Starbucks will take over a 2,296-square-foot build-to-suit retail building whereas Shoppes are seeking another ten

A New Taco Bell is Coming to Cass City | What Now Detroit

Cass City is anticipated to have a new Taco Bell by the end of this year, or at the beginning of 2024 at the former Cass City Church of the Christ area on Main Street. The area was recently rezoned from a residential to a business parcel. The rezoning was approved in August and construction began in October.

As a national Tex-Mex fast-casual restaurant chain, Taco Bell has 7,865 restaurants in the United States, as of October 2023, with 325 locations in Michigan.

The Cass City Taco Bell is own

PanDeMonium to Bring Authentic Filipino Fare to Clawson | What Now Detroit

PanDeMonium, a Filipino pop-up kitchen and caterer, is building its first brick-and-mortar location at 84 W. 14 Mile St in the former Lim’s space. According to the submitted plans, the restaurant will undergo a complete remodeling of the interiors and the exteriors.

PanDeMonium, whose name is inspired by a Filipino bread roll called pandesal, is a family-owned business serving authentic Filipino flavors to the local communities. The business started when the owners, Rob and Ellen Dionisio, came

Grand River Brewery to Build New Location in Clawson | What Now Detroit

Grand River Brewery is currently applying for permits for a new location in Clawson, according to city records. The new brewery and tasting room will be located at 1 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson MI. The space was once occupied by gastropub Pumachug, which permanently closed its doors in 2022.

Grand River Brewery started in Downtown Jackson over ten years ago when owner John Burtka purchased a historic building and decided to turn it into what was known as the Grand River Marketplace. A few years ago,

Modern Craft Winery to Establish New Tasting Room in Rochester Hills | What Now Detroit

Modern Craft Winery, a Michigan-born winery redefining the wine-making industry is in the process of building a new off-premise tasting room at 882 S Rochester Rd in Rochester Hills. City records indicate that the tasting room is currently applying for licenses.

Modern Craft Winery was established by Tom Nixon, a biosystem engineer who went rogue. After having enough ups and downs in the corporate world, Tom decided to take his future into his own hands and give entrepreneurship a shot. What st

East Lansing's Black Cat Bistro Will Soon Become Los Tres Mex Grill | What Now Detroit

After a decade of successful operation, Black Cat Bistro is welcoming a new chapter as it closes its doors to be transformed into Los Tres Mex Grill. The restaurant will still be owned and operated by E & G Connection LLC.

E & G Connection LLC plans to make modifications to the existing establishment, including changes to the building’s facade and a reduced capacity from 110 to 67 seatings in the 11,588-square-foot restaurant, which would allow more flexibility and breathing room for the custom

Jolly Pumpkin in Royal Oak is Now Bandit Tavern and Hideaway | What Now Detroit

Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Taphouse has closed the Main & Fifth location after serving the community for the past five years according to Detroit Free Press. The restaurant posted one last tiem on social media post to bid farewell to its customers: “Our hearts are heavy with a mix of gratitude, nostalgia, a touch of sadness, and even excitement as we bid farewell to Jolly Pumpkin on Main & Fifth.”

However, the closure is only to make way for something new and exciting as a fresh restaurant co
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