Food And Drinks

RenCen Restaurant Granite City Food & Brewery Closes in Detroit


Downtown Detroit Granite City Food & Brewery seems to have closed its doors. A tipster tells Eater that there is a sign on the door of the Renaissance Center restaurant and bar today, stating that the location has been permanently closed. The Detroit address is no longer listed on the chain’s website. Calls to the restaurant during business hours were not answered on Tuesday.

The Minneapolis-based casual chain, known for its partially brewed beers, opened at RenCen in 2016. The 16,000 square meter restaurant had 450 seats and a large terrace overlooking Jefferson Avenue. At that time it was among 35 locations in the US

Although a bit sudden, the closure is no surprise. Granite City’s parent company filed for bankruptcy in December. In February the company was bought out of bankruptcy by the owner Famous Dave’s BBQafter Crain.

According to the company’s website, Michigan’s two remaining locations currently continue to operate in Novi and Troy. Eater reached out to Granite City’s corporate office for more information on the closure.

Granite City announced on Tuesday March 3rd that it will be permanently closing in Detroit. Courtesy photo

Update: This story has been updated with a photo of the shield.

• Granite City Food & Brewery is bought out of bankruptcy by the famous Dave’s owner [Crain’s]
• Troubled times for the Granite City Restaurant Group [Crain’s]
• Check out the RenCen’s Gargantuan Granite City Food & Brewery [ED]
• Covering all locks [ED]

100 Renaissance Ctr Ste 1101, Detroit, MI 48243


Dusty Kennedy