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A Songbird Takes a Break

Staff shortages put Jenny Song's west-side location on hold.

by Micheline Maynard

From the July, 2021 issue

In mid-June, Jenny Song shut the Jackson Rd. branch of her Songbird Cafe. Her original Plymouth Rd. location remains open.

"Due to current staffing constraints, we are unable to open this coming week," read a sign on the door. "We are just as disappointed as you are and are working to grow our team. Please follow our website for updates."

Song declined to elaborate, saying she doesn't know how long the closing will last.

The hiatus coincided with the tenth anniversary of the original Songbird, which has introduced new bakery items and remained open throughout the pandemic. (Observer, May 2021)


from Calls & Letters, August 2021

July's Marketplace Changes column noted that Jenny Song's west-side Songbird Cafe on Jackson is taking a break due to staffing constraints (her original Songbird in Plymouth Mall remains open).

When the article appeared online, a subhead mistakenly referred not to Song but to Jenny Wu, the serial culinary entrepreneur whose latest venture is JJ's Crab House on Washtenaw (Marketplace Changes, February). Our apologies to both Song and Wu for the mix-up.     (end of article)

[Originally published in July, 2021.]


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