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Metro Intelligencer is a periodic column about the vibrant and changing restaurant/dining scene in the metro Detroit area, reported/written by Dana Casadei.

Where they know your name

December 18, 2018

 

The corner of Cass Avenue and Willis Street will once again be home to Cobb’s

Corner Bar after an almost three decades-long hiatus. Once inside 4201 Cass Avenue, Detroit – which will fully re-open come January – guests may get a bit nostalgic. “A lot of art that was on the walls originally was in storage for the last three decades...now its back on the walls,” said Roni Leibovitch, who is in charge of the bar’s marketing and operations. About two years ago, Robert Cobb – the bar’s original owner, who still owns the entire building – heard that the gallery located inside was looking to downsize and move out of the building. It became the perfect opportunity to re-open the bar that once was, now with an updated exterior and menu that’s in the same spirit of the previous bar –  but updated. The menu is a mix between comfort-style food like meatloaf and lasagna, multiple sliders, and plenty of vegetarian options, full of ingredients from local vendors. While Cobb is located in Florida – where he has a sister restaurant – some of that tropical flavor was brought here with the Key West restaurant’s award-winning Bloody Harry, a Bloody Mary with its own spicy mix.

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