(CBS DETROIT) – A new restaurant is opening in Detroit’s New Center.
Joe Louis Southern Kitchen held a ribbon cutting to show off the “all-day-breakfast” menu and décor inspired by the legendary boxer.
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The restaurant is home of the former New Center Eatery and the owner Johnny Cannon also manages Sweet Magnolia’s in Southfield.
Joe Louis' son, Joe, said today that there is no better place to recognize the accomplishments of the African American community than Detroit. This building sat vacant for a decade. Now, it's a beautiful new restaurant that celebrates this Detroit icon. pic.twitter.com/PPiKV1C8tM
— Mayor Mike Duggan (@MayorMikeDuggan) May 13, 2021
Cannon says he’s consulting with Joe Louis II on the project.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 25,329 New COVID-19 Cases, 137 Deaths
The restaurant will open to the public Friday, May 14 with brunch menu items seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Having my partner Joe Louis here today commemorating his dad in such a way for the city of Detroit is very special. We put a lot of heart and love into the food which is most important because we want to make sure everyone comes in and have a great meal, but even bringing great service and hospitality to the area is very important as well,” said Cannon.
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