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Gallery: Buddy's Pizza Launches in Downtown Detroit With Soft Opening Thursday

December 04, 2019, 12:57 PM by  Michael Lucido

The long-awaited opening of Buddy's Pizza at 1565 Broadway in downtown Detroit's Madison Building is finally here.

The 7,000-square-foot shop across from the Detroit Opera House and steps from Comerica Park and Ford Field starts with what it calls "a soft opening" Thursday.

The grand opening next Wednesday features a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. and Motown music and Motown Museum merchandise. All sales from the grand opening will be donated to the Motown Museum. 

Reservations for the grand opening, from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., can be made by emailing your full name and the number of people (up to four) to

Besides a regular menu, the restaurant will have a quick-service area to grab a carryout slice, sandwiches and wraps. 

The restaurant is expected to take a bite out of business from other downtown pizza joints. 

Photos by Michael Lucido

The new destination on the corner of Witherell Street and Broadway Street.

Main entrance host stand.

Highlights from magazines and awards in the main walkway.

The bar area to grab a brew just before the game at any of the walkable-distance arenas.

No tickets to the game? No worries. TVs at the bar have you covered.

It started at Buddy's.

One of two main dining rooms.

Two of two main dinning rooms in this location.

Menu for the new "Pizza by the Slice" section for a quick lunch.

"Pizza by the Slice" section for a quick grab-and-go or sit-down visit.

Display section for pizzas on hand in their "Pizza by the Slice" section.

Not only do they have single slices for lunch, but they also offer signature sandwiches and salads to go.

First set of pizzas to be displayed out of the oven at a media preview.

The "6 Mile" signature pizza, Wisconsin brick cheese, pepperoni, onions, green peppers, mushrooms and ham.

Greektown Pizza has Wisconsin brick cheese, Feta cheese, spinach, garlic, red onions, diced tomatoes and fresh dsill with a side of garlic parmesan dressing.

Last but not least, The "Belle Isle" pizza: Wisconsin brick cheese, diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, fresh basil, Asiago cheese and tomato basil sauce.


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