Monday, November 27, 2017

Short-lived Corktown bar Red Corridor has closed for good

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:39 AM

After less than a year in business, Red Corridor has closed its doors for the last time.

The closure was announced via a Facebook post on Friday.  The bar, formerly Casey's Pub, was embroiled in controversy since its less-than-auspicious beginning. It was originally going to open under the name "Hoffa's Hideout," but the name was changed due to public clamor.

Then, in May, owner Johnny Irwin came under fire for lashing out at negative Facebook reviewers.

Despite those hiccups, Irwin said in a subsequent post to the business's Facebook page that their time in operation was "amazing."  According to Eater, there is no information available about the future of the building, however it is still owned by Andrea Relkin, who operated Casey's Pub.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation