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

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

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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Bill McGraw, Detroit Free Press.