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DETROIT HOCKEY CITY: ILITCH OPENS HOCKEY-THEMED RESTAURANT
Published October 14, 1999
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).