New Corktown restaurant planned for 130-year-old rebuilt barn

Posted on August 3, 2018

Downtown and Midtown Detroit are awash in expensive new buildings, and more are on the way. Dan Gilbert has started construction on an 800-foot tower — costing nearly $1 billion — on the old J.L. Hudson site.

The project Scott Lowell and Carolyn Howard are working on, by comparison, seems quaint and low-tech. Yet they’ve got something most other developers don’t have: a building that is unique, authentic and funky.

Lowell and Howard plan to reassemble a 130-year-old barn on their property at 14th and Dalzelle in Corktown, one block east of Michigan Central Station, and turn it into a restaurant and event space.

A barn?

A barn.

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