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Two new concepts from restaurant group

Elia Group has announced two new Iconic Collection restaurant concepts, Experience Zuzu and Upstairs Bar, both slated to open summer 2023 in Elia Group’s 511 Woodward building in downtown Detroit. Experience Zuzu will occupy the first floor, with Upstairs Bar on the second floor. The Experience Zuzu space will open to a lush patio on Woodward Avenue, providing an expansive outdoor dining oasis. “An incredible amount of thought went into creating Experience Zuzu and Upstairs Bar,” said Zaid Elia, founder and CEO of Elia Group and its portfolio of hospitality businesses, the Iconic Collection. “Along with iCrave, a world-renowned design firm, we curated a space to create a totally immersive and unforgettable iconic experience for our guests, unlike any other in downtown Detroit or even the Midwest.” Featuring eclectic new Asian cuisine drawing influences from centuries-old cooking traditions, the Experience Zuzu menu will feature hand-rolled sushi, playful appetizers, wok-fired specialties and exclusive dishes from their charcoal oven and wood-fired grill. In addition to a full bar, Zuzu will showcase bespoke cocktails, premium bottle service and a specially-sourced selection of sake, champagne and wine. For an over-the-top party vibe, guests can head to the second floor for Upstairs Bar, an ultra-luxurious lounge and club serving craft cocktails, inspired small plates and sushi in a show-stopping atmosphere. Elia Group calls Upstairs Bar “a techno fantasy brought to life, melding Detroit’s distinctive sound with Japan’s colorful anime aesthetic.” Live DJs and a top-of-the-line sound system will contribute to the edgy and exclusive party energy. 511 Woodward Avenue, Detroit,


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