to the neighborhood. Starting Aug. 11, the eatery will open its doors in the One Campus Martius building (a former Olga's Kitchen location), Crain's Detroit reports
The 4,000-square-foot spot will serve Baja-style fish tacos (we'll have to judge for ourselves how they stack up, since Detroit is rather lacking in the fish taco department), guac, burritos, elotes, and cocktails - all with late-night service, adding to the area's after hours dining options (until 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday).
Many of you have asked us what's with the name Calexico. For those of you unfamiliar, it's a small Cali-Mexican border town, which like other border towns upholds a strong tradition in Mexican street food. Co-founders of the NYC-based chain are the Vendley brothers (David, Jesse, and Brian) - all natives of Calexico.
The Detroit venture is the group's first foray outside of New York. Partnering with them locally is Randy Dickow, who co-owns Lunchtime Global, Freshii, and a Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Cheez location.
The time is nearing for downtown to welcome the Mexican-inspired restaurant