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Sad news as Red Hots Coney Island in Highland Park is getting ready to serve its last Coney as they are closing the doors next month after 100 years in business.

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The restaurant opened in 1921 at 12 Victor Street, just off Woodward Avenue.  June 26th will be the celebration of 100 years. Owners Rich and Carol Harlan say they are celebrating the milestone by retiring the way they want to do it.

The owner, Carol Harlan told the Detroit Free Press that this decision is solely based on their wanting to retire and not due to the pandemic.

According to M Live, The Harlan’s are the third generation owners of this restaurant. The restaurant was started by owner, Rich’s great-uncle, Tom Nicholson, a Greek immigrant.

The restaurant also received a makeover from the Food Network after they hadn’t remodeled since 1968.

Red Hots will close on July 24, but will hold a retirement celebration this weekend on Saturday, June 26 from 11-4. Customers can enjoy all you can eat coneys along with chips and pop for $10. They can also buy a souvenir t-shirt for $20 or get the shirt and food for $25.

I haven’t had a chance to try this place as I am not originally from Detroit but I will be making a visit this week!

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