Closures in Detroit’s Midtown

There are several notable changes in Midtown Detroit’s restaurant scene. The Peterboro, a casual Chinese American restaurant located in the historic Chinatown area of Midtown, has temporarily shut down its operation. The popular eatery opened in 2016, and is part of the Detroit Optimist Society, a hospitality group that operates Sugar House, Wright & Company, Grandma Bob’s, Honest John’s, Bad Luck Bar, and others. “During these trying restaurant times we will be using the next few months to reimagine the space and work on much needed upgrades,” owners announced in a press release. The owners also thanked everyone who has supported and loved The Peterboro for the past seven years, including its amazing staff. Although there is no word on when the eatery plans to reopen, the closure is temporary. In addition, two other popular Midtown restaurants, Cass Café and Harmony Garden Café, have permanently shuttered after serving the community for decades. Cass Café is owned by Chuck Roy and was known for its vegan/vegetarian menu and for supporting the local art community. For over 30 years, The Harmony Garden Café served up a menu that their website described as “Middle Eastern food with a twist.” On social media, the owners stated that “due to lack of labor and rising expenses, we will be permanently closing. Our last day of service to our community will be on July 25, 2022. We will miss all our wonderful guests. Keep your eyes on our social media for updates on what we will be doing next.”

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