Food & Drink

Onassis Coney Island in Detroit's Corktown Mysteriously Closes

February 17, 2021, 4:50 PM

The restaurant opened in 2011 at 1501 Michigan Ave. (Photo: Facebook)


Onassis Coney Island on Michigan Avenue in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood has mysteriously closed after 10 years.

"Our time serving you on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull has come to an end," a note on the door says, according to Crain's Detroit Business and an tweet last Friday by Louis Aguilar of Bridge Detroit.

"Corktown has been good to us and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have been in the restaurant business for a long time, no location will ever compare to our customers here. We will miss you and can't thank you enough for all the love, support and appreciation we have received over the last 10 years. We will keep you posted on our social media pages (IG/Facebook) on where our next venture will be, if lucky not too far."

Kirk Pinho of Crain's tried social media messages to learn more, but hasn't heard back.

The 2,000-square-foot building is owned by Joe Mifsud, who tells Pinho the abrupt shutdown surprised him.

Corktown, chock full of restaurants and bars, has struggled during the pandemic. But with Ford purchasing the train station, the area is bound to see better days.

An Onassis fan tweets Wednesday:

Read more:  Crain's Detroit Business

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