Detroit chef plans three new restaurants for the next year


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Detroit chef Maxcel Hardy is busy these days trying to accomplish the seemingly impossible - opening three restaurants within the coming year.

That includes River Bistro, a Caribbean-style comfort food restaurant targeting an Aug. 1 opening on Grand River near Fenkell; COOP, a fast casual Caribbean-Asian chicken restaurant planned for the Detroit Shipping Co. shipping container development in the Cass Corridor that will open later this year; and Honey, a full-service Afro-Caribbean restaurant in the arena district slated for a 2018 opening.

The Freep gets into detail about Hardy's plans, his journey, and his mission of opening more doors for black chefs.