Recently opened in Battle Creek is Malia, a Mediterranean Bistro at 34 West Michigan Avenue. The restaurant was formerly located in Marshall.
Detroit’s Corktown District is expecting new eateries including a Coney island/diner which is getting ready to open at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, and an Italian/pizza spot at Michigan and Eighth. Burgers are planned for the Mercury Bar space at Michigan and 14th; and classic cocktails will be pouring from Sugar House Bar, opening soon at 2130 Michigan Ave. Mudgie’s restaurant is moving to downtown Detroit at 1260 Library Street, next door to Vincente’s Cuban Cuisine.
Great Lakes Olive Oil Company and SugarHigh Bakery, both located in the Frankenmuth River Place Shops, offer an experience beyond buying their food products. SugarHigh is offering decorating classes, hands-on cupcake decorating, birthday parties, and the Great Lakes Olive Oil Co. has a tasting bar. Frankenmuth Brewery has begun bottling their Frankie’s Rootbeer which is available in the gift shop.
Get revved up at Wheel Works, a motorcycle-themed restaurant and bar adjacent to the Hot Rod Harley Davidson dealership on Shoreline Drive in downtown Muskegon in 2011. The Hot Rod Power Tour is coming to Muskegon, June 9, 2011 (then on to Detroit). Wheel Works isn’t the only new downtown restaurant being developed in Muskegon. Construction is under way on the former G&L Chili Dog restaurant building at 885 Jefferson for a new Irish-themed pub.
Traverse City (recently opened and coming soon)