First Detroit Institute for the Bagels It closed, and now its slingshot neighbor, Brooklyn Street Local, too? Say it is not!
The owner of the popular Corktown restaurant announced Thursday that it will be closing its doors. But is it really the end?
Known for actually serving quiches, poutine, and a variety of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, the bite-sized Brooklyn Street Local actually closes its brick-and-mortar location at 1266 Michigan Ave. After nearly a decade of service, Detroit news reports.
Despite the closure, there are no plans to sell the building, according to a social media post by local Brooklyn Street owner Devery Gifford.
“We are closing but not saying goodbye,” she wrote.
“I still love food, agriculture, the hospitality industry, Detroit, and you. We’re downsizing, morphing again and trying to figure out how to do it in a sustainable way.”
Gifford says she and the local Brooklyn Street team will continue to host pop-ups in the coming months which, yes, will include poutine, meanwhile, quiche and other popular lunch items will be made available through the Eastern Market and Metro Detroit Crunchy Club Co-op. In May, Gifford says they will be actively celebrating the Brooklyn Street Local’s 10th anniversary.
So, why are they closing? Well, Gifford suggests that pressure from the pandemic has been a factor, adding that customers, employees and farmers have pivoted to the challenges and ramped up their efforts to help the restaurant “create new revenue streams.” However, Gifford says she doesn’t have the “keep going”.
“The past 10 years have been very hard work, but also wonderful and rewarding,” she wrote. “I am so proud and honored to be a part of this community and love the welcoming neighborhood place we have created. It was truly what I dreamed of. But it is difficult, even in the best of times it is always difficult.”
Gifford urges fans of fresh fare at Brooklyn Street Local farm to keep it up Their social media pages To learn more about pop-ups and other news.