Dearborn Resident Buys Former Cheli’s Chili Bar

The building that once housed Cheli’s Chili Bar in Dearborn has a new owner.

Najib Rizk, a Dearborn resident who owns the nearby Le Cigar cocktail and cigar bar on Michigan Avenue, tells that a deal was inked on Wednesday.

Cheli’s officially closed its doors Wednesday night, hosting a “closing party” for all of its regulars and friends.

Rizk says he plans to reopen the building as a restaurant and bar under a new name, promising to bring something special to Dearbornites.

“I am investing in Dearborn because I love this city,” Rizk says. “My plan is to make that corner of downtown west Dearborn a destination for Dearborn and metro Detroit.”

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One Response to “Dearborn Resident Buys Former Cheli’s Chili Bar”

  1. disqus_Dr6q35zP1t says:

    Best of luck Mr. Rizk. Thank you for investing in Dearborn, I hope it is a prosperous investment for you and mutually beneficial for the residents of the city.