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Shopping and Dining Open at Little Caesars Arena All Summer Long

The mixed-use buildings adjacent to the new Little Caesars Arena are home to four exciting restaurants and one of the largest team stores in the NBA and NHL.

Open to the public daily, these establishments offer everything from local crafted beer and weekend brunch to exclusive sports gear and Michigan-made snacks and gifts.

In the upcoming weeks, Detroiters and visitors alike can expect major apparel sales, food and drink specials and exciting happenings for the entire family.

Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit
2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
313-462-8620
kidrockrestaurant.com
Hours: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Named after Detroit rocker Robert “Kid Rock” Ritchie, this upscale eatery boasts music-inspired décor, a full-service bar and boozy weekend brunches. The eatery changes its menu about four times a year, with the next version set to arrive in October. The latest menu features dishes like Nashville Hot Chicken, Shrimp & Grits & Gumbo and Fried McClure’s pickles. Brunch offerings provide a balance of lunch favorites, like burgers and grilled cheese, and breakfast staples, like omelettes and French toast. The food is always made fresh. The restaurant is open every day, with brunch served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. In addition to fresh fare, the restaurant keeps patrons entertained with dedicated events, like the recent Night Before Hoedown event featuring country musician, Luke Combs, which drew hundreds of fans to the restaurant. This summer, the eatery will host a Ford Fireworks pre-party and a “First Day of Summer” kick-off on June 21 that will include food and drink specials, among other shindigs.

The District Market
2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
313-462-8620
districtmarketdetroit.com
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mexican fare, burgers, healthy grub, coffeehouse goods and Michigan-made nibbles are front and center at this Woodward Avenue marketplace. The District Market brings together six concessions in one venue: GREENS, HANDMADE, GRILL, SUGAR & BREW, ON ICE and MEX & CO. The District Market also features bottled and canned craft beer and locally-made snacks interspersed throughout the food hall. GREENS, for example, offers fresh-pressed juice, and starting in mid-June 2018, dinner salads to-go. Patrons can place an order at The District Market before it closes in the afternoon and pick up their orders at the neighboring Kid Rock’s Made in America before heading home. SUGAR & BREW features several products by the Zingerman’s brand of Ann Arbor, and serves breakfast sandwiches and yogurt parfaits starting at 8 a.m. Various vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.

Mike’s Pizza Bar
2515 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
313-782-4589
mikespizzabardetroit.com
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight (Kitchen); 11 a.m.-close (Bar)

Sports & Social Detroit
28 Henry St, Detroit, MI 48201
313-782-4778
sportsandsocialdetroit.com
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight (Kitchen); 11 a.m.-close (Bar)

With two separate outdoor seating areas and bars, Mike’s Pizza Bar and Sports & Social Detroit are two places Detroiters don’t want to shirk this summer. Since opening in September 2017, the establishments have hosted a successful Winter Beer Carnival at Chevrolet Plaza and a 1980s-themed Ski School Party, among other events. Centered on all things sports, Sports & Social Detroit features TVs galore and bar munchies, including fresh donuts, burgers, wings and nachos. And with the weather heating up, many guests will enjoy drinking and feasting at its horseshoe-shaped bar. The neighboring Mike’s Pizza Bar also vaunts al fresco dining. And while the eatery pays homage to the early career of Little Caesars co-founder Mike Ilitch, it serves its own handcrafted pizza. Both Mike’s Pizza Bar and Sports & Social Detroit are open to the public for lunch and dinner and a ticket is not required to enter the restaurants. On Saturday, June 16 Sports & Social Detroit will host a hot dog eating contest to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. Sadoff said special summer hours and additional fun events will be announced soon.  

Team Store
76 Henry St., Detroit, MI 48201
313-462-8418
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

This arena retail hub near the Meijer entry boasts the latest Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons gear for the teams’ biggest fans. Team Store shoppers can always expect a mix of apparel and other goods representing each team for sale all year round. A sidewalk garage sale event will be held in July. Customers can also expect summer flash sales during Detroit Tigers games and other events. The sales will offer deals on exclusive attire, novelty items and other gear only available at the Team Store. In addition to team products, the store carries select goods made by Detroit-based companies like Shinola and Pewabic Pottery. New merchandise will arrive in the fall to help kick-off the new seasons. Click here to keep up with the Team Store on Instagram.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone—a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit will deliver $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.