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DETROIT HOCKEY CITY: ILITCH OPENS HOCKEY-THEMED RESTAURANT

          Hockeytown Cafe, the latest venture of Red Wings/Tigers
     Owner Mike Ilitch's Olympia Entertainment, hosts its grand-
     opening today and in Detroit, Rene Wisely writes that the
     24,000-square-foot themed restaurant "has focused as much
     attention on the food as its splashy atmosphere."  The menu
     ranges from a $4.25 grilled cheese sandwich to a $21.95 beef
     filet.  Hockeytown Cafe GM Dan Linnen: "We're emphasizing
     those special touches, too, from fresh ground burger patties
     to homemade buns."  Linnen said that the "impetus" for the
     diversity was the clientele: "We had to respond to the
     diverse crown in the theater district."  The layout of the
     restaurant features a bar on the first floor containing 25
     TV sets, along with a casual dining area.  The second floor
     has a "quieter" dining room with Red Wing-logo embedded
     carpeting.  The third floor "remains" a dance bar with a DJ
     housed in a penalty box (DETROIT NEWS, 10/14).

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