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New restaurant coming to Detroit's First National Building

'Central Kitchen + Bar' will open in July

DETROIT – A new restaurant is opening this summer in Detroit's First National Building.

Central Kitchen + Bar is slated to start serving in July.

The opening was announced Thursday by local entrepreneurs Dennis Archer, Jr. and Christopher Brochert with partner and general manager, Ken Karam, and the restaurant is expected to bring approximately 50 new jobs to city's central business district.

"We could not be more excited to help breathe life back into this space and open our doors in the heart of the city," said Archer, Jr. "We have incredible partners – from Bedrock to our design and culinary teams – with a shared commitment to growing the city's food scene in a way that is inclusive and accessible to every kind of diner."

The design plans to include nearly 130 seats, 24 of which will be patio seating with views of Cadillac Square and Campus Martius Park.

Construction began on March 16 and will continue until the opening in July.

The restaurant is currently accepting applications for bartenders, servers, hosts, kitchen staff and management-level positions.

For more information on Central or employment opportunities, please visit www.centraldetroit.com.