Detroit's American Coney Island turns 100 today, celebration planned

DETROIT (WXYZ) - For 100 years, American Coney Island has been serving up Coney Dogs in downtown Detroit.

Now, it's time to celebrate.

The restaurant that made its debut in 1917 on the corner of Michigan Avenue in Lafayette is getting ready for a Coneyversary Celebration today.

The public is invited to a day of discounts, giveaways, live music and entertainment, according to a news release.

There are even five-cent Coneys available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. this morning. The limit is one per person. 

The Coneyversary runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“To witness the 100th anniversary of American Coney Island, a concept created by our Greek-immigrant grandfather that grew into a legendary part of Detroit culture, is astonishing and humbling at the same time,” said American Coney Island owner Grace Keros in a statement. “Our ‘Coneyversary’ Celebration is truly to honor Detroit and our customers who have been the real secret ingredient to American Coney Island’s longevity and we look forward to welcoming everyone, from near and far, to join us.”

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