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[Update!] Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe Confirms Saturday Opening Date

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Update at 2:18 PM: A press release confirms that the store officially opens this Saturday. The release states. "Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe, a family-owned, high-quality city market that reached near legendary status in Lafayette Park in the 70s and 80s, is reopening in the former location of Zaccaro's Market on Saturday, October 27. Brothers, Michael and Peter Solaka, the sons of the original Shoppe owner, will introduce a reconfigured space, designed to better serve its customers."

Initially, Detroit was told that Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe would be open by May 2010. Almost two-and-half years later, it seems like a true opening date for the midtown grocer just might be real. A tipster that lives nearby reports that, "there have been ice cream, beer, fish, meat, and produce trucks unloading goods all week." That person suggested this Saturday as the opening date, but that has not been confirmed by the owner, Michael Solaka. However, Solaka said via email to Curbed last evening that an announcement would come out this afternoon. We'll keep you posted!

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Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe

3100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201