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Nashville-based chain Tin Roof to fill Cheli's Chili Bar space in downtown Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Tin Roof started in Nashville in 2002. A Detroit location is coming near Comerica Park soon.

Tin Roof, a chain of bar and restaurants with live music that originated in Nashville, is moving into the spot where Cheli's Chili Bar used to be.

Located at 47 E. Adams just a stone's throw from Comerica Park, Ford Field and Little Caesars Arena, Tin Roof boasts a "Southern-inspired" menu with items like biscuit sliders, a shrimp and andouille sausage grinder and dressed up macaroni and cheese. 

Tin Roof is expected to book local, regional and national musicians to perform. 

Cheli's Chili Bar Detroit at 47 E. Adams with Comerica Park, center, and Ford Field, right.

"Detroit is such a great city with a great musical heritage and it has been on our radar for a long time," said Tin Roof CEO Bob Franklin in a press release issued this week from Olympia Development. 

Tin Roof opened in Nashville in 2002 and since then has expanded to more than a dozen locations throughout the country including restaurants in the South, Midwest and California. 

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

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