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Green Dot Stables leads latest round of new retail/restaurant openings

Green Dot Stables is leading the way of a slew of new retail and restaurant businesses opening up in Detroit's greater downtown area.

The popular restaurant/bar at 2200 W Lafayette in Hubbard Farms has been undergoing renovations to its kitchen and other aspects by its new owners since last summer. The husband-wife duo are keeping the character of the establishment intact and opening it up for lunch this month as it works with the city and state to secure its liquor license.

"We just loved the feel of the building the stuff that comes with it," says Jacques Driscoll, co-owner of Green Dot Stables. "The price was right, too."

Among the other businesses growing or opening are

CJ Mahoneys opening in the former location of Lot 1210 on Broadway. The popular sports bar chain with locations in Troy and Rochester plans to be open in time for Opening Day.

• The Detroit Shoppe at Cobo Center will remain open for all meetings, conventions and trade shows following the shop’s successful debut during this year’s North American International Auto Show and Autorama.

Source: Jacques Driscoll, co-owner of Green Dot Stables
Writer: Jon Zemke

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