August 21, 2018

Legendary Detroit bar, Anchor Bar at 450 W. Fort Street was sold to Zaid Elia, who owns Birmingham’s 220 and Parc in Detroit, with a deal expected to close in late September. And another legendary Detroit bar, Cobo Joe’s at 422 W. Congress Street, closed permanently, serving its last drinks in July.


­Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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