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Detroit Restaurant on a Canal Reopens in Jefferson Chalmers Area

March 08, 2021, 1:02 PM

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Coriander Kitchen and Farm in Detroit's Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood reopened last weekend after two years of renovations at the former Fisherman’s Marina, Crain's Detroit Business reports.

The restaurant at 14601 Riverside Blvd. sits on a canal connected to the Detroit River on the city's east side. Opening hours are initially 3:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Owners Alison Heeres and Gwen Meyer ran a catering business for six years under the Coriander Kitchen and Farm name and did seasonal pop-ups at the site before expanding to this venture, Eater Detroit reports.

The restaurant uses a 3,200-square foot patio. Inside dining will come later.

Jay Davis of Crain's writes:

The restaurant is in the same complex as Detroit River Sports, owned by Meyer's husband, Alex Howbert. The building, formerly a neighborhood hangout called Tommy's and Fisherman's Marina, had been abandoned for 15 years prior to the renovations. Heeres and Meyer put about $420,000 into the renovations. Howbert shelled out "considerably more" for work on the building's electricity and a new seawall, Heeres said.

The menu has flatbreads, salads, grilled lamb shoulder, fried fish sandwich, grass-fed cheeseburger, smoke tofu with kimichi-slaw, beef and veggie chili and spicy chicken wings.

Read more:  Crain's Detroit Business

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