DETROIT (WWJ) – A popular breakfast spot in downtown Detroit, once shut down, has reopened under a new name and ownership.

CityBeat Reporter Vickie Thomas spoke with Hudson Cafe co-owner Maurice Wiggins.

“It brought that history, and that is what you want to do – you have to tie into the history of Detroit – because we have beautiful history,” said Wiggins.

“The stigma of downtown with folks from the suburbs is sometimes like, ‘I don’t know’, and I had to convince him,” said Wiggins of his partner in the restaurant.”But once he saw the space, saw the different things … all the businesses … he said, ‘you may have something here.'”

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing helped cut the ribbon at the new Hudson Cafe and praised the young entrepreneurs: “They are right in the heart of the city, and this is a growth area, and it’s an area that is close to me – I am sure I’ll be spending some time over here,” added Mayor Bing.

“…(these people) have made major commitments from a financial standpoint and their time they are hiring people from the city of Detroit – I understand they have about 25 employees,” said Mayor Bing.

The Hudson Cafe is located right across the street from the old Hudson’s Store on Woodward.


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