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Slow Bar BQ shifts ownership

The celebrated restaurant Slows Bar BQ, founded in Detroit’s Historic Corktown, has shifted ownership to newly formed Slows Holdings. Slows Holdings is owned by its founding chef, Brian Perrone, along with its managing director, Terry Perrone and catering director, Josh Keillor. The three partners in the ownership group have also signed Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, a leader in New York’s fast casual BBQ dining space, as a strategic partner and investor. The Cooley family, Ron, Ryan and Phillip, the original owners, have sold their shares to Slows Holdings, but remain property owners and landlords in the space at 2138 Michigan Avenue, and at Slows To Go, located at 4107 Cass in Midtown. Slows Bar BQ opened on a mostly abandoned commercial block in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, in September 2005. Founded by native Detroiter, Chef Perrone and Phillip Cooley, Slows won over fans with a chef-driven spin on barbecue cooked fresh every day, a love of craft beer and a dedication to community.  “When we started Slows, our goal was to create a fun restaurant that would be kind of a neighborhood joint with great food. We built an iconic Detroit brand with an incredible base of loyal supporters and frequent guests. Our goal is to continue to grow that community throughout Michigan and build on our reputation and tradition of great barbecue and fun experiences,” said Chef Perrone. 2138 Michigan Avenue, Detroit


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