The aptly named One Thirty Eight Cocktail Lounge has opened at 138 W. Third St. in Harbor Springs. The lounge offers an assortment of classic and modern cocktails, along with beer options, ranging from nostalgic domestic brands to craft labels, and wines. The food menu is focused on small bites and shareables. Examples include bleu cheese-stuffed olives
Starting as a local ice cream truck in 2019, Milk & Froth, an ice cream shop is a cool new addition to Detroit's summer. The scoop shop will be serving up both vegan and classic ice cream options daily moving from the truck into its first brick-and-mortar at 535 Griswold Street.
Detroit's oldest operating microbrewery has added a new location on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit. In addition to a range of craft brews, like the popular Ghettoblaster, the new space features casual fare. It's located at 19350 Livernois Avenue.
Charlie’s Candy Barrel features a large variety of candy, over 200 different flavors of pop in glass bottles, and gag gifts. The owner's intent is to spread joy. Like a good old fashioned sweets shop, customers can purchase the candy for 15 cents each or $8.99 for a bag filled with candy of the customer’s choosing. Visit
One of Kalamazoo's most unique bar concepts has opened a new location in Detroit. Beer Exchange 1260 Washington Blvd. At The Beer Exchange guests set the beer prices based on the principle of supply and demand. The interactive drinking environment is complemented by a menu of comfort food and plant-based alternatives.
Wise Men Distillery of Kentwood opened a new tasting room in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 146 Monroe Center NW in the McKay Tower. The 700-square-foot tasting room features Wise Men Distillery’s award-winning spirits and its line of seltzers.
Mackinac Island Rum Co., a tasting room near the docks of Shepler’s Ferry, is a brand of their High Five Spirits based in Petoskey. The new venue features a tiki theme with cocktails, as well as tastings of Mackinac Island Rum, Petoskey Stone Gin, canned cocktails, and Gypsy Vodka.
The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has created new retail offerings for the current season. Grand Kids, features books, plush animals, toys and more for the smallest guests. Grand Womens includes the perfect summer clothing and accessories for all of your Mackinac Island activities, including looks from Vineyard Vines, and also newly-designed tote bags. Grand Mens will
Located above the Red Smoke Barbeque, Pigs Tail Detroit is a new Greektown cocktail lounge with an emphasis on the best whiskeys and Bourbons in an intimate space. It also has a rooftop lounge with an additional 50 seats with views of Old St. Mary’s Church, Monroe Street, and Greektown Casino-Hotel. Find it at 573 Monroe Street
Grand Rapids restaurateur Chris Perkey has opened a Mediterranean restaurant in Saugatuck. It features an assortment of dishes hailing from countries throughout the Mediterranean region of Europe, including Spain, France, Greece and Italy, and plans to offer delivery to boats docked in the marina. Taverna Rossa is at 129 Griffith St.
Coriander Kitchen and Farm, one of Detroit’s most anticipated restaurants, opened March 6 for outdoor dining and takeout. Located in the former Fisherman’s Marina in Jefferson Chalmers, seating is currently first-come, first-served at picnic tables on the canal-side patio, with reserved seating around the fire pits. People can also order takeout. The restaurant is at 14601 Riverside Blvd in Detroit.
A new woman’s boutique has opened in Ada. Laurel & Jack, which is at 460 Ada Dr. SE, sells clothing as well as bags, jewelry, and a variety of home decor.
Baobab Fare, a new restaurant run by a pair of refugees from Burundi, is serving up East African flavors in Detroit's New Center area. The culinary concept was voted top prize in the Hatch Detroit competition for entrepreneurs, which awarded them $50,000. Baobab Fare is located at 6568 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.
After starting out as a food truck aiming to boost the vegan offerings available in the capitol city. Now VEG-N has opened a permanent location at 902 E. Caesar E. Chavez in Lansing with a plant-based menu that will surprise and delight many a meat lover as well as vegetarians.
West side brunch hot spot, Anna's House has opened a new location in Okemos. The retro-style diner serves up unique dishes to me a wide range of dietary preferences including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options. The newest location can be found at 1753 W. Grand River.
The latest creation from Northern United Brewing Co. has finally opened in East Lansing after the pandemic delayed its scheduled 2019 opening. It features spectacular craft beer, delicious pub grub, and of course the truffled french fries that are the hit of each Jolly Pumpkin location.
The Great Beer State is home to another new brewery. Loaded Dice in Troy typically has between four and eight taps flowing on any given day, and a food truck nearby to satisfy your hunger. It's located at 1725 Rochester Rd.
Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood will welcomed another dining option to its growing ranks with the opening of Oak and Reel. Despite current capacity limits, the eatery has chosen to offer a prix fixe menu where customers pay a set price and don’t need to necessarily rush through their dinner. It's located at 2921 East Grand Blvd in
Freakin’ Pickles is now open in Au Gres. The pickles-only, counter-service retail shop serves these 12 flavors: double dill, old fashion dill, garlic, hot garlic, xtra hot garlic, bread and butter, hot bread and butter, horseradish, thick and sweet, sweet heat, flaming dill and veggie mix.
Alchemi opened in the old Mr. B's Gastropub space at 215 S. Main Street in Royal Oak. It's being described as a "farm-to-table bistro" and will have American dishes, global fare, small plates and options for vegans and vegetarians.
Sugar Lu's, a colorful candy store selling treats from across the world opened at 116 E. Main in Northville. It sells a variety of sweet goodies from taffy and candy sticks to imported candy from Asia.
Part of the Sporthaus Collection, which includes Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus, Beyond of Ada offers outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories for men, women and children. The Ada Village store can be found at 551 Settlers Drive.
A new bakery and cake shop, So Delish, has opened its doors in Livonia. It specializes in cakes, cookies, pies, pastries and rolls, and can be found in a strip mall at 33825 Five Mile Road.
Carhartt, a workwear clothing manufacturer founded in Detroit in 1889 that today is based in Dearborn, has launched the Carhartt Workshop, a collaborate community space located on the second floor of its flagship store at 5800 Cass Ave. in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. Through the workshop, community members will have free access to tools and landscaping equipment needed
The popular Saginaw bar Retro Rocks Pub has opened a new location playing all of your favorite music videos from the 70s, 80s and 90s, while serving up affordable, but creative pub fare in a casual environment. It is located at 708 Saginaw Street in Bay City.