Two doors close, another one opens


Craft Work, a neighborhood favorite bar/eatery in Detroit’s West Village, officially closed its door in March of 2020. Around the same time, Chefs Brendon Edwards and Hailey Enszer of Corktown’s Gold Cash Gold saw their popular restaurant shutter as well. The good news is that Edwards and Enszer are back to work with the opening of Metropolitan Bar & Kitchen, located at 8047 Agnes Street, Detroit – the former home of Craft Work. “This space has been serving food to the community for over 100 years,” said Edwards. “It began as an apothecary and then became a small café in the 1920’s.” Edwards says the historic apothecary cabinetry still remains behind the bar area. Half of the former Craft Work space will be transformed into the Metropolitan Variety Store – a boutique neighborhood market offering an array of high quality products along with spirits and socially conscience zero percent proof selections. Metropolitan Bar & Kitchen’s dining area will have seating for 50 customers. Edwards says the menu will focus on Modern American and Latin American cuisine. “The menu is very vegetable-centric,” claims Edwards. An early November opening is planned. The market will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant and bar hours are 4-11:00 p.m. Thursday-Monday. metropolitanvariety.com

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