That Was Quick: Atomic Chicken in Detroit's New Center Calls it Quits After 13 Months

August 17, 2018, 8:38 AM

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As new restaurants pop up in Detroit, some are bound to fail.

The latest to go bust is Atomic Chicken on Woodward Avenue and Milwaukee in Detroit's New Center area, which opened in April 2017. It shut in May, and now the owners are selling fixtures, equipment and furniture, reports Annalise Frank of Crain's Detroit Business reports.

In January,  to try and bolster business, the business brought in co-owner Buffy Campeau's food truck, Buffy's Mexi-Casian Grill, to serve tacos alongside fried chicken.  It then rotated to a Peruvian concept. 

"We just couldn't wait any longer" for business in the area to pick up, co-owner Scott Moloney tells Crain's. "(We) decided it was cheaper just to pull the plug on it than to continue to operate."

Read more:  Crain's Detroit Business

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