DETROIT (WWJ) – An longtime hot spot for food in downtown Detroit is moving.

The owner of Bucharest Grill says he’s being forced to move his shawarma restaurant out of the Park Bar, where it has been a popular stop for Tiger and Lions fans, along with concertgoers at the Fox Theater.

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“This is not our choice,” owner Bogdan Tarasov told the Detroit Free Press. “I know there’s a lot of disappointed people.”

The restaurant will move to a strip mall on East Jefferson Avenue, just east of downtown, at the former Lucky’s Pub and Grille. The new location is expected to open sometime in February.

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Tarasov told the newspaper that the landlord at Park Bar gave him notice about three months ago that he was making other plans for the space and the restaurant had to go. He scouted other locations downtown, where the restaurant has been located for nearly 10 years, but the rent was too high.

While the restaurant may be saying goodbye to downtown, the new location offers several advantages like seating for 75 customers, a larger waiting area for take-out orders and ample parking space.

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Bucharest Grill has two other locations in Detroit, on Michigan Avenue in Corktown and on Piquette Street in the city’s New Center area.