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Downtown Intersection May Convert Into Pedestrian-Friendly Food Truck Hub – Plus El Guapo changes hands

Downtown’s Gratiot/Macomb/Randolph/Broadway intersection could gain a more pedestrian-friendly status under a new pilot program proposal announced on Monday by the City of Detroit, MDOT, and the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Curbed Detroit reports that the project would reroute street traffic at the notorious intersection and transform a portion of the northbound roads on Randolph Street into a 13,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza with space for “food trucks, sidewalk seating and other activities.” If approved, the plan would take effect in Spring 2017.

— One of Detroit’s original food trucks (aside from those established rolling restaurants in Southwest Detroit), has changed hands. According to Metro Times, El Guapo food truck has sold to Mac Shack owners Bryan Sutton and Ben Beazley. El Guapo’s former owners Dan and Lindsay Gearig announced the transition in a lengthy message on social media last week.

The Gearigs previously sold the Mac Shack to Sutton and Beazley last year. Concerned customers needn’t fear any big changes at El Guapo. The menu and staff are expected to remain the same.


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