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It’s yummy

Opening up a permanent space at 6500 Woodward, Detroit – where Atomic Chicken was — is a full circle moment for YumVillage owner Godwin Ihentuge. “It’s kind of funny to me that I’m making that same type of food down the street from where we used to get it,” said the Detroit native about his new 4,000-square-foot space. When they open early next year, YumVillage will be able to offer more West African-Caribbean cuisine than they currently do on their current food truck, with items like soup, salads, fried meats and more seafood gracing the menu of the fast-casual restaurant. (The fryer on the truck is kept strictly vegetarian.) Ihentuge said they currently have a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for cosmetic changes and a few larger goals, like a culinary incubator for his staff. The food truck and catering business will continue, and there are plans for their own delivery service. YumVillage will also be the second African restaurant on the block. East African cafe Baobab Fare is opening before the year ends. “I think it’s going to be really sweet to have both on the same block,” he said.

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