The Detroit area restaurants that have closed in 2022
It seems the local dining industry is finally bouncing back after the harsh take down it suffered during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We saw the loss of a lot of restaurants in 2020 and 2021, but for some, scraping by became more challenging as certain costs continued to rise.
Some restaurant owners saw fit to retire, others decided to sell their businesses.
Here's the restaurants that have closed in 2022.
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1509 Broadway St., Detroit
Popular brunch spot Karl’s announced its closure
on social media in November. The restaurant had been operating inside the Siren Hotel for three years and was known for its retro vibes, including a vintage Wurlitzer jukebox.
4120 Second Ave., Detroit
Technically Sauce never opened to ever have closed, but it’s on the list because it simply didn’t happen. Fortunately the restaurant group behind Sauce decided to open a new restaurant in the space
with a similar concept.
3400 Russell St., Detroit
After 20 years serving the Eastern Market, Sala Thai quietly closed its doors in April. The space went up for lease
back in August.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
2124 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 4884 Grand River, Detroit
This one is a twofer as both places share owners. Astro Coffee initially opened in Corktown in 2011, while Ochre opened in Core City in 2019. In 2020, Astro Coffee moved its roastery next door to Ochre and in May, the owners announced the closing of both
1454 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
After two years in Eastern Market, fusion restaurant Bunny Bunny was forced to close
due to financial issues, according to the owners, who took to social media to make the announcement in September.
Chili Mustard Onions
3411 Brush St., Detroit
Detroit’s first vegan coney island announced its closure in October
. Chili Mustard Onions’ owner does have plans to manufacture the restaurant’s products for retail sale.
Woodward Bar & Grill
6426 Woodward Ave., Detroit
The Woodward was Detroit's oldest LGBTQ bar and venue. The cocktail bar suffered a devastating fire