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Detroit Shoppe at Somerset Collection to open a 1950s-inspired diner this weekend

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 10:48:09-04

TROY, MICH (WXYZ) — The Detroit Shoppe at Somerset Collection will open a 1950s-inspired diner on Oct. 24, marking its 10-year anniversary of the non-profit store that showcases Detroit’s celebrated people, places and products.

The Detroit Shoppe Diner will serve Coney Dogs and floats and will sell the cherished specialty foods of Detroit from brands including Better Made, Germack Pistachio and Sanders Candy.

The Detroit Shoppe was originally a pop-up store created for the 2010 holiday season as a billboard for Detroit at Somerset Collection in Troy. Because of its success and popularity, The Detroit Shoppe became a permanent fixture at Somerset Collection, and has had a presence in Downtown Detroit since 2011, with its current store located at The David Whitney Building. As a part-museum-and-part-retail shop, and now part diner, the Detroit Shoppe sells and supports some of Detroit’s favorite brands and institutions, from Better Made and Faygo to the DIA and Motown. Throughout the years, the Detroit Shoppe has also hosted a variety of events all relating to the history and love for the Motor City. This includes book signings by local authors, like seafood extraordinaire Joe Muer and former Detroit Red Wing co-captain Justin Abdelkader, to special meet-and-greet opportunities with local celebrities Motown’s Martha Reeves.

All proceeds from The Detroit Shoppe have benefitted Detroit charities, donating nearly $4 million to more than 300 charities since its inception in 2010.

The Detroit Shoppe Diner will be open Thursdays through Saturdays, from noon to 6 p.m., and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. The 1,300-square-foot diner will be located next to The Detroit Shoppe on the third floor of Somerset Collection North, near Macy’s. Menu options include hot dogs, served plain for $2.75 each, or with chili and cheese for $3.50 each. Guests can also indulge in smooth ice cream floats, with a pop flavor of their choice, for $3 each.