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New coffee house

The grand opening of Seven Daughters – a new cafe and coffee roasting spot at 163 W. Maple Road, in downtown Birmingham – may not be set until May, but Maryam Razak hopes to open the doors as early as late February for guests to enjoy their first sips. Seven Daughters –named after the Barbara Cohen book, “Seven Daughters and Seven Sons” – will incorporate multiple ethnic flavors into their menu, including Middle Eastern, everywhere from the coffee to the food, which Razak said will include salads, sandwiches, and pastries. “As far as food and drink, we’re trying to bring the best of the world,” said Razak, whose background is in medicine. In regards to the space, Razak – who has been roasting coffee beans at home for years – said they are doing green construction, aka keeping as much of the current structure as possible, and have designed the environment to encourage socializing. There are also plans for future community and social events in the space. Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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