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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Karl’s
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.
Christian Harder

Karl’s

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.
Traffic Jam & Snug 
511 W. Canfield St., Detroit
Traffic Jam & Snug had serviced the Midtown neighborhood for over 50 years until a fire permanently damaged the restaurant in the spring.
Bridget Ekis

Traffic Jam & Snug

511 W. Canfield St., Detroit

Traffic Jam & Snug had serviced the Midtown neighborhood for over 50 years until a fire permanently damaged the restaurant in the spring.
Sauce
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.
Steve Neavling

Sauce

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.
Sala Thai
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.
Steve Neavling

Sala Thai

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.
Astro Coffee and Ochre Bakery
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.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

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Ochre Bakery

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.
Bunny Bunny
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.
Tom Perkins

Bunny Bunny

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.
Tom Perkins

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.
Ready Player One 
407 E. Fort St., Detroit
The bar and arcade that served us nothing but nostalgia closed its downtown location earlier this year. The restaurant is now home to “weird” pizzeria chain, Pizza Cat.
Tom Perkins

Ready Player One

407 E. Fort St., Detroit

The bar and arcade that served us nothing but nostalgia closed its downtown location earlier this year. The restaurant is now home to “weird” pizzeria chain, Pizza Cat.
The Peterboro
420 Peterboro St., Detroit
The Peterboro closed for new ownership and renovations back in July, but has yet to re-open. The restaurant continues to tease its grand re-opening on social media, but hasn’t announced an official date.
Steve Neavling

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro St., Detroit

The Peterboro closed for new ownership and renovations back in July, but has yet to re-open. The restaurant continues to tease its grand re-opening on social media, but hasn’t announced an official date.
Woodward Bar & Grill
6426 Woodward Ave., Detroit
The Woodward was Detroit's oldest LGBTQ bar and venue. The cocktail bar  suffered a devastating fire in June.
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Woodward Bar & Grill

6426 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The Woodward was Detroit's oldest LGBTQ bar and venue. The cocktail bar suffered a devastating fire in June.