Work continues on former Showcase Collectibles building in Detroit's Chinatown

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David Gifford

A major overhaul of the former Showcase Collectibles location at Cass Avenue and Peterboro Street in Detroit is expected to bring a new restaurant, bike shop, and tattoo parlor. 

As MT reported last year, the longtime antiques and collectibles shop closed after a near 30 year run, after it was purchased by Detroit resident Matt Hessler. The 33-year-old said he had plans to open up a tattoo parlor shop — his second, including the Rochester-based XS Tattoo. Now, those plans appear to be closer to reality. From Model D:

The custom tattoo and body piercing shop will occupy the corner space in a building Hessler purchased last year on the corner of Cass and Peterboro in what was known, at least for a few decades, as Detroit's Chinatown. Three more businesses have already claimed the remaining space in the 9,000-square-foot building.

Dave Kwiatkowski and Mark Djozlija of Sugar House- and Wright & Company-fame will be opening a restaurant with Asian-inspired fare called the Peterboro, says Hessler. Downtown Detroit Bike Shop will also occupy a storefront on the Peterboro side of the building. 8° Plato Beer Company Detroit, a craft beer store, will face Cass Avenue, as previously reported.

The restaurant, which Crain's reports will have an Asian-fusion menu, is expected to open in the fall. 

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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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