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A Brooklyn- based barber shop concept is opening this fall at 441 W. Canfield, the large brick space where Shinola and its Willys Detroit both have retail stores.

Fellow Barber currently has five locations in Manhattan,. Brooklyn and San Francisco. Co-owners William Tigertt, originally of Detroit, and Sam Buffa are bringing a team of already-trained barbers in for the Midwest location, according to a release from Midtown Detroit, Inc.

DETROIT, MI - The top four retail concepts vying for $50,000 in prize money from Hatch Detroit have been unveiled.


They are:

Cockadoodle: A full-service breakfast and lunch spot on the Avenue of Fashion, which spans Livernois Avenue from 7 Mile to 8 Mile on Detroit’s west side.

Gabriel Hall: A live entertainment bar and restaurant celebrating the musical heritage of Detroit and New Orleans.

Sister Pie: A pie- and savory food-making making operation that celebrates Michigan’s four seasons by using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

Third Wave Music: A musical instrument retailer selling used and new equipment, while also providing lessons and operating a repair facility.


Michael Bowen is getting ready to open Cornerstone Barrel House in downtown Detroit.

Bowen is a Farmington Hills native who until about two years ago had been a bar owner in the Chicago area for the better part of a decade. He said he plans to open his Detroit restaurant and bar at 1456 Woodward Ave. in late August or early September.

When it opens, he wagers patrons will be pleased with the selection of bourbons and whiskeys. “That’s kind of really our focus here, is offering all the whiskeys,” he said.

Cornerstone Barrel House will also have “American food with a twist,” Bowen said, adding that higher-end, share-able plates will be made in-house from fresh ingredients.

One of Michigan’s most popular microbreweries is coming to televisions all across the country.

The History Channel will air "Dark Horse Nation," a reality show that will detail the day-to-day lives of the operators of Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall.

The series debut is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, on the History Channel 

BarFly Ventures had said in announcing a Detroit location for its popular HopCat craft beer bar that it was eyeing expansion beyond the Motor City.

Meantime, the Midtown Detroit location continues to be under construction and is set to open in the fall. Chris Knape, a spokesman for Barfly, said an exact opening date should be announced in the coming weeks. He said the company hopes to have the 11,000-square-foot location – the largest of its kind for a HopCat bar so far – open by Thanksgiving.

The company will begin hiring up to 150 staff members for the bar and restaurant in September.

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