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The grandiose interior of this bar speaks to its past as home to famous jewelers and railway offices.

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UPON ENTERING THE GRAND TRUNK Pub, it's easy to sense the ghosts of the building's grandiose past as a famous Detroit jewelry store and railway ticket office.

— Rebecca Byrne

Restaurant Staffers Are Returning to Work After Covid Flight

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The industry, which experienced among the biggest reductions in jobs and workers after the Covid-19 pandemic struck the U.S., has erased most of those losses.

— Heather Haddon

Grab a bite with a side of history at this Detroit bar

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The North American International Detroit Auto Show opens to the public this weekend, and many people will be flocking to Detroit. After looking at all the latest and greatest cars, you may be wanting to sit down and grab a bite to eat.

— Michelle Oliver

Grand Trunk Pub expanding to next-door space with Foran's Deluxe Diner

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Owner Tim Tharp, who also is the proprietor of the next-door Grand Trunk Pub, (formerly called Foran's Irish Pub) says his new spot will focus on 'gourmet comfort food' that is locally-sourced.

— Kelli B. Kavanaugh

The Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit

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Ever wanted to tip back a cocktail in a cavernous space rich with railroad history? At the Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit, partake in the golden age of train travel by imbibing a drink or two in the former ticket office of the Grand Trunk Railway, a company that, in its heyday, traversed two Canadian provinces and six states, including Michigan.

— Katherine Flynn

Detroit's historic Grand Trunk Pub reopening July 31, offering sneak preview of all-day brunch

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Timothy Tharp owns the bar and took it over in 2007, dedicating it to his father's legacy and Detroit. It was previously a Traub Brothers Jewelry Store, a ticket station for the Grand Trunk Railroad, Metropole Bar and Foran's Irish Pub.

— Max White

This Restaurant In Detroit Used To Be A Railway Station And You'll Want To Visit

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There's something utterly magical about stepping into a former railway station. After all, it's easy to imagine the decades of travelers who made their way through this spot, each embarking on some sort of unique adventure. There's an incredible restaurant here in the Motor City where you can dine in one such former station, and you'll surely want to visit.

— Sophie Boudreau

Top 7 Off The Beaten Path Things To Do In Detroit, Michigan

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Looking to grab a drink the next time you're in Detroit? Consider stopping by the Grand Trunk Pub. This memorable bar is located in a converted railway station, offering an experience you're unlikely to find anywhere else.

— Laura Taylor

Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

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Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He's also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and throngs of people since the city's emergence from bankruptcy.

— Corey Williams