One of a Kind: 4 Restaurants in 1 Spot to Open in Downtown Detroit


Old Federal Reserve Building

A distinctive dining experience comes to downtown Detroit this fall in the old Federal Reserve Building, 160 W. Fort St.

Galley Group plans a restaurant incubator and "food hall," the first of its kind in Detroit, the Detroit Free Press reports. Chefs at four kiosks will serve customers in a sit-down restaurant environment. It will so include a full bar.

The idea is to let small entrepreneurs test a new concept in a low-risk, low-cost environment that includes mentoring. It is open to new chefs as well as established ones trying fresh approaches, writes JC Reindl, who adds: 

The company, founded by former U.S. Navy officers  Ben Mantica and Tyler Benson, opened its first incubator, Smallman Galley, in Pittsburgh in 2015, followed by a second Pittsburgh location. A Cleveland location also is scheduled to open in the fall.

The old Federal Reserve Building is owned by Dan Gilbert and houses the city's two daily newspapers.

Galley Group boasts at its site: "We are changing the way communities think about restaurants. We bring people together for extraordinary social experiences centered on food, drinks, and the arts."


Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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