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Just when you think restaurants are starting to boom again following the past two years, we get word that another local favorite is closing its doors for good. I’m looking forward to the day all the restaurant-related news stories are about new, locally-owned establishments popping up and finding success throughout Michigan and the rest of America.

The original location of Detroit Vegan Soul, an all-vegan eatery, will permanently close, according to a post on the restaurant’s official Facebook page.

“2021 was a whirlwind of emotions for us. Official December 31st, our restaurant at 8029 Agnes location permanently closed,” the post states. “So many of you expressed concern and desire for us to reopen there and though we wanted to, we could not recover from the effects of the pandemic.”

The good news is their other location at 19614 Grand River will eventually be open again, but they’ve “decided to extend our winter break for 3 months to reset and re-tool so that we can continue to sustain our business for years to come. When we re-emerge in April, you can expect more catering opportunities, a new meal planning service, and we plan to bring back our very popular Sunday brunch (fingers crossed for dine-in service).”

They’re staying positive, as the end of the message states, “As one chapter closes, another continues. We’re excited for what’s to come at our home base, 19614 Grand River. Thank you for sticking by us on the journey!”

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