DETROIT TO MANCHESTER
Back in the summer, we took over the former Swan Street MOT station, garage depot and tree lined forecourt to open our latest venue, RAMONA.
Our plan, if the world doesn’t completely implode, is to open in early 2021. If everything comes together, Ramona will be home to a Detroit Pizzeria & Bakery, Margarita Bar, Wood Grill, Beer Garden, Coffee Counter and Stage.
We’re doing it in stages and the first part of Ramona to open in January (hopefully!) will be our Detroit Pizzeria & Bakery.
PIZZA FROM DETROIT
Detroit, a bit like Manchester, is an industrial northern city. Nick named the ‘Motorcity’ or ‘MoTown’, as in it’s industrial heydey, Detroit was the powerhouse of US car manufacturing.
Detroit pizza was invented when some bright spark, working in one of the big car factories asked a nearby pizzeria to use a motor oil pan to cook a pizza. We can only imagine how that conversation came about, but in that suggestion, the rectangular or ‘square slice’ Detroit pizza was born.
We first discovered it on trips to NYC and LA and literally haven’t stopped making it.. and eating it since.
When we got back from our last trip, we decided we needed to bring proper Detroit pizzeria to Manchester. So when we found out a former garage was available in the Ancoats, we knew this would be the perfect home for Detroit pizza, done the Mancunian way.
MADE IN MANCHESTER
SWAN STREET MOT STATION
The site, opposite Band On The Wall and Mackie Mayor, used to be E & A Motor services. It gives us two large depot-style garage warehouses. All packed with mechanical details; roller shutter windows, industrial garage doors, corrugated roofs and skylights.
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