The situation surrounding the closure of Onassis Coney Island in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood at a crucial intersection continue to be a thriller.

Even the restaurant’s landlord experienced no strategy it shuttered when I talked to him Tuesday morning.

Of class, places to eat in general have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic and governing administration shutdowns of indoor dining as aspect of broader endeavours to gradual the distribute of the virus that has claimed additional than 15,000 life and contaminated 575,000-in addition.

The neighborhood has also witnessed a wave of residential and hotel progress plans, together with, of program, Ford Motor Co.’s underway redevelopment of the Michigan Central Station setting up as portion of a $740 million autonomous and electric powered car campus.

As Bridge Detroit’s Louis Aguilar initial famous on Twitter Friday, we never know whether 1 of people things or anything else solely was the main impetus for the closure.

But irrespective, it has unquestionably sparked speculation.

In rapid succession on Saturday early morning, my cell cellphone received the similar unverified rumor 2 times in the span of basically five minutes pertaining to what will up coming occupy the place.

I sent direct messages (DMs, as the children say) to the Onassis Instagram and Facebook accounts looking for supplemental information these days but have not listened to again.

“Our time serving you on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull has arrive to an finish,” a be aware on the doorway states. “Corktown has been fantastic to us and will always maintain a unique position in our hearts. We have been in the restaurant organization for a lengthy time, no place will at any time compare to our customers below. We will skip you and are unable to thank you sufficient for all the appreciate, support and appreciation we have gained above the very last 10 decades. We will retain you posted on our social media web pages (IG/Facebook) on wherever our upcoming venture will be, if fortunate not way too much.”

The 2,000-sq.-foot creating is owned by Joe Mifsud, but he instructed me a number of hours back that he was not knowledgeable of the closure.

He abruptly hung up the cellphone Tuesday morning, expressing he experienced to get down to Detroit.