Restaurant group Union Joints will open a new location that will anchor the new Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Detroit.
The 14,000-square-foot space will offer a second-floor patio that faces Comerica Park.
“We’ve always been drawn to buildings that provided something you just couldn’t replicate, and this location — with the Fox and Fillmore (theaters) as bookends, Comerica Park on its front porch near Little Caesars Arena, and Ford Field — is absolutely unimaginable,” says Curt Catallo, who owns Union Joints with his wife, Ann Stevenson, and managing partner, Erich Lines.
Stevenson is the restaurant group’s designer. She has been working with Tamas von Staden of von Staden Architects to develop the space, which will include an interior mezzanine and an alley-access pickup window.
“All aspects of The District Detroit are being carefully designed to create a dynamic mix of spaces and activities that provide options for everyone,” says Travis Arbogast, vice president of development at Olympia Development of Michigan. “Adding Union Joints to this very special location in the new Little Caesars headquarters campus expansion along Columbia Street will provide guests an experience that they cannot get anywhere else.”
Financing has been secured by Level One Bank, and construction plans have been submitted to the city of Detroit. The Union Joints team wants to open the location by the end of the year.
Construction progress is continuing along Columbia Street and at the Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Employees have begun to occupy parts of the building. The headquarters broke ground in September 2016.
Union Joints is a Clarkston-based independent restaurant group that operates nine locations.