American-style bistro Empire Kitchen & Cocktails will open in Brush Park in May



The owners of 31 Five Guys franchises are opening a new American-style bistro in Detroit's Brush Park.

The Detroit News reports the 3,150-square-foot restaurant is taking shape on the ground floor of The Scott at Brush Park apartment building, and will include a 30-foot bar and large garage doors that will open during warmer weather.

Culinary Institute of America alum and Farmington Hills-native Aaron Lowen will run the kitchen and develop the bistro’s menu, of which details have yet to be released.

"We have been looking for the right opportunity to join in the revitalization of Detroit, and we know that this is it,” co-owner Brian Adelman told The News. “Watching Detroit’s comeback for the past few years has been inspirational, and we wanted to be a part of it.”

Empire will join For The Love of Sugar in The Scott, and be neighbors with the recently-opened Bakersfield tacos and soon-to-open Chili Mustard Onions vegan coney island.

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