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Detroit ShipPING Co.


A restaurant collective and beer garden offering affordable upscale street food, two full bars, space for start-up retailers, and galleries featuring local artists. All situated Cass Corridor's newest architectural attraction.

Detroit ShipPING Co.


A restaurant collective and beer garden offering affordable upscale street food, two full bars, space for start-up retailers, and galleries featuring local artists. All situated Cass Corridor's newest architectural attraction.

One of a kind Restaurant collective

The food of a five star restaurant. The atmosphere of a beer garden. The walls of a shipping crate. Introducing Detroit Shipping Company. Five unique food-truck style eateries, two bars serving craft beers, a stage, rotating art and photography installations, and some big ol' screens for sports.

All constructed from refashioned shipping containers. And all located within 1.5 miles of everything you already love about Detroit.

 

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Eat & DRINK TOGETHER.


Choose from five distinct food options and two full bars. All situated in a unique communal space.

Eat & DRINK TOGETHER.


Choose from five distinct food options and two full bars. All situated in a unique communal space.

Find Great Food.  With a variety of high quality, reasonably priced food options, no other location will be able to match the combination of variety and quality offered by Detroit Shipping. Normally, when a menu has Burgers, Thai, Mexican, Indian and Korean food you expect that none of it will be very good. In this case, every space will be filled by an industry-leading offering in a specific cuisine. Each time you come, you can have a completely different experience.

Be Entertained.  By art and music. Events on nights and weekends, as well as semi-permanent art installations will add to the dining experience and provide added cache that will make Detroit Shipping more than a place to grab a bite to eat. 

Be Amazed. By the architecture and design. With thoughtfully designed common areas, unique building materials, and inventive use of negative space and structural support, our aim is to build an environment that is worthy of posting to Instagram based on the visual appeal of the space on its own.

Host Your Event.  At a one of a kind place. People who are planning weddings, corporate outings, and fundraisers are always looking for unique places to host their events. Bringing your group of up to 300 people to Detroit Shipping tells them you want them to relax and have a good time, but you still want to give them a premium, unique experience.

 

RESTAURANTS

After a long and gluttonous screening process, we have four of our fiverestaurant spaces filled. Welcome to the family Detroit Dog Co., Brujo, COOP, and Monty's Beef Company. Stay tuned for full chef, restaurant and menu profiles. As well as an announcement on our fifth restaurant (should be signed soon).

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The Partners


The Partners


DOMINIC
WALBRIDGE

LEAD ARCHITECT

Dominic is an architect who began his career at firms in NYC (Swanky Hayden Connell Architects) and Denver (Shears Adkins + Rockmore) before opening his own shop, Independent Design Architects, with partner Mike the Giant. He has architected projects all over the world - including the US, Russia, China, Germany and the UK. Dominic is a member of the AIA, LEED accredited, and NCARB certified. He holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. He is a long time friends with Jim and father of two.

JONATHAN HARTZELL

FOUNDING PARTNER 

Jon is an owner and operator of Facilities Management Group, a multi-discipline contracting group that handles development, restaurant equipment sale and purchase, and renovations. He has owned and operated Good Guys Painting - a painting company he co-founded with Jim - in the Metro Detroit Area for the past 12 years. He holds a BBA from Northwood University and is a Member of Restaurant Facilities Management Association (RFMA). Jon grew up across the street from James in Royal Oak. He has four sons. Four.

 

JAMES THERKALSEN

FOUNDING PARTNER

Jim is a writer/creative director who has worked in advertising for the last 15 years at agencies
in Detroit and New York. He has developed and led creative for clients such as Nike, Jameson, Absolut, Spotify, MasterCard, General Motors and Smirnoff. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, works at Facebook and holds a BBA from the University of Michigan. He grew up across the street from Jon in Royal Oak, is long time friends with Dominic, and has two young daughters.