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Comedian Mike Epps is expanding his business reach through a new venture, One Mike Detroit. Epps will be partnering with local Detroit leader, Rev. Horace Sheffield, to bring a multi-faceted live event venue to the area. The venue will include a space for performances, a restaurant and an area to purchase Black-owned products.
One Mike Detroit will be located in the former Punch Bowl Social space at 1331 Broadway Street. Renovations are expected to begin next month and the venue is set to open this spring. Epps held an official announcement party last week and was joined by local Detroit leaders and comics as well as entertainers including rap legend Big Daddy Kane. The comedian thanked Rev. Sheffield and all of his supporters in a social media post following the announcement.
The $1.5 million property will be a game changer for both Mike Epps and the Detroit community. When speaking on the new venture, Epps noted that “Detroit has always been a great city for comedy and a second home to me. I’m excited to announce the flagship location for the One Mike brand in Downtown Detroit. We’re bringing superb dining and premier comedy experiences.”
The restaurant, Savour 42, will be managed by 7th Floor hospitality group and led by Detroit native, Louis Morgan. Patrons can expect a menu consisting of seafood, lamb, beef and vegan dishes. After the fine dining, people can laugh at a live comedy show, enjoy some live music performances or support a Black-owned business at Luxe Lounge all in the same space.
One Mike is also seeking to establish a solid technological foundation. The venue plans to “shape the future of entertainment through A/R, VR, and Metaverse programming,” according to the company website. One Mike will be a one-stop shop for residents of Detroit as well as visitors from around the nation.