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Downtown Detroit's Fountain Bistro reopens with new menu, bar

This article appeared in The Detroit News
July 7, 2011

 — Fountain Bistro at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit has reopened after a three-month remodeling project to add a full-service bar, a new kitchen and a revamped menu.

The restaurant originally opened in June 2010 in the space formerly occupied by Au Bon Pain. Fountain Bistro's menu features French-inspired dishes, such as steamed mussels and steak frites, and the bar offers 40 wine selections and a variety of Scotch and Irish whiskeys.

"Fountain Bistro will be a place where people will grab a drink after work, eat before a show or game, or even have a romantic dinner in the park," said Bob Gregory, president of Detroit 300 Conservancy, the organization that manages Campus Martius Park. "We believe that this is another significant step in the transformation of the Campus Martius district that started with Compuware moving downtown in 2003."

With the remodeling, the restaurant can host weddings, corporate events and festivals and hopes to attract downtown's new workers from Quicken Loans and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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