The winter can get cold, gray and boring for all of us, but this year, there’s a little more excitement in the air with the announcement of new sports complexes, burger joints, pubs, shopping and more. Check out our list of the top openings in Detroit that we just can’t wait to welcome to the city!
We’ve been salivating ever since the New York-based burger joint announced that they were headed to Campus Martius Park last year. And the day is finally nearing, with an expected open date of February 23rd. The sign is up to tease us, now stay tuned for when you can get your hands on their tasty burgers and shakes (and other menu items…but let’s be honest, we’re all getting the burgers and shakes)!
660 Woodward Ave. / shakeshack.com
Men all over the Metro Detroit area are rejoicing at the opportunity to try on their beloved pants, shirts, shorts…you name it, at the new Bonobos guide shop. They plan to open in February on Woodward, joining the many different retailers dressing up the Avenue. But just in case you don’t know how it runs, customers are matched with a personal shopper and items are shipped to the customer after they buy their clothing. Happy shopping, guys!
1417 Woodward Ave. / bonobos.com
Go! Sy Thai
Thai food lovers were first introduced to Go! Sy Thai in Midtown, and now, with much excitement, they opened a Downtown location inside of The Albert. The new location features the same fast-casual Thai food Detroiters know and love, with a condensed menu, 29 seats and a delivery service to Downtown and Midtown areas.
1214 Griswold / facebook.com/gosythai
Basement Burger Bar
After two successful metro Detroit locations dished out a simple menu with quality burgers, they decided to grow the BBB name out to Brush Street in Detroit. Vegetables and greens are all locally sourced to make their made-to-order dishes extra fresh and special. Their opening date is set for February 6.
1326 Brush St. / 313-818-3708 / basementburgerbar.com
Common took the space of Lefty’s on Cass Avenue and since their recent opening, they’ve debuted their Tap Map, making it easy for beer enthusiasts to try all kinds of beers, including those from Railtown, Terra Firma, Clown Shoes and Michigan favorites from Atwater and Bell’s. They serve up snacks like Poutine of the Day, a Lamb and Egg Burrito and Duck Fat Fries, in addition to greens and dinner items like Duck Fried Chicken, Fish and Chips, Beet and Goat Cheese Sliders and more.
5440 Cass Ave. / (313) 285-8849 / commonpub.com
Ever since the air turned cold, we’ve had some major slushy-drink withdrawals, that we had come to know and love at The Skip this summer. But the wait is finally over and the drinks will once again flow in their new enclosed space that will serve up your favorites all year round. Look for that to happen mid-February!
1234 Library St. / theskipdetroit.com
The city center has been lacking a pretty big feature–a grab-and-go grocer–and it looks like within the next few months Capitol Park will see the doors at Eatori Market open with fresh produce, pantry items, grab and go items and a limited hot menu. To take it all a step further, they’ll open a full bar that will stay open later than the specialty grocer.
1215 Griswold St.
This consignment and resale clothing and accessories shop will soon have a permanent home in Eastern Market. The shop prides itself on independent, designer, vintage and functional items and they’ll be in good store-front company with SMPLFD, Detroit Hustles Harder and Inner State Gallery as neighbors. Boro projects a spring 2017 opening.
1440 Gratiot Ave. 1A / facebook.com/bororesale
Multi sports complex
The Detroit Fitness Foundation is in the midst of developing a world-class multi-sport complex, featuring a cycling track, a running track with walking and in-line skating lanes and a multi-purpose infield and coffee shop/cafe. When the space opens, kids and seniors will be able to receive free access and programs. Dale Hughes, a lifetime metro Detroit resident, will develop the complex as a world-class velodrome developer and the executive director of DFF. The Detroit Fitness Foundation anticipates a summer 2017 opening.
I-75 and Mack Avenue / facebook.com/detroitfitnessfoundation
Live Cycle Delight
As the latest winner of Hatch Detroit, Live Cycle Delight is excited to put their prizes to use as they look to open their contemporary cycle studio, complete with cycling classes, a bike lounge and a cold-pressed juice bar. Staying healthy and getting into shape will be a little be it easier for Detroiters when they open their West Village doors sometime in February/March.
West Village / livecycledelight.com
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