The Lunch Room Diner and Canteen in Kerrytown has been shut since mid-March, when owner Phillis Engelbert consolidated operations in her nearby Detroit Street Filling Station. Many items on the Lunch Room’s menu were added to the Filling Station’s offerings. Though Engelbert doesn’t make a big deal of it, both places are entirely vegan.

Now the Kerrytown spot has been taken over by Blake Reetz and Emilia Mauck of Eat–which, like the Lunch Room and its Kerrytown neighbor, Miss Kim, started out as a food cart at Mark’s Carts.

Reetz was “extremely helpful in guiding us in the kitchen,” Engelbert writes in a press release. “Our business was in its infancy and Blake showed us the ropes.” Reetz and Mauck, who will continue their mainly carryout location on Packard, hope to open in mid-October.

This article has been edited since it was published in the September 2020 Ann Arbor Observer. The Detroit Street Filling Station’s ownership has been corrected.