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Back in Business!

The Hammer & Nail, located at The Plaza in Midtown Detroit, has officially reopened. The sleek cocktail bar, initially opened in October of 2019, has been mostly closed since COVID. The bar has also added Detroit Sushi to its mix, offering wide range of inventive sushi offerings to compliment the bar’s signature cocktails and mid-century vibe. “As we were looking to relaunch the Hammer & Nail, we wanted to offer patrons a destination level experience that is unique in the market,” said David Di Rita of the Roxbury Group, owners of the Plaza. “We had the opportunity to experience some of Chef Hirakawa’s incredible selections and wanted to bring his remarkable talent and offerings to our establishments in Detroit. We are excited to introduce this experience to our loyal and new customers, not only at the Hammer & Nail, but on a to-go basis at our hotels in downtown and Midtown.” Along with the new Detroit Sushi comes a new management team to run the operation. Azul Hospitality has been tapped to manage Hammer & Nail. Culinary veteran Gabriel Vera has recently joined Azul as area director of Food and Beverage, and is overseeing the re-launch of Hammer & Nail as well as the launch of Detroit Sushi. “We think the melding of these two operations within the Hammer & Nail is a perfect fit for this incredible venue, as well as a great addition to the lower Midtown neighborhood,” said Vera. 3800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit


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