Dining: Corktown's Ima thrives in the moment

Detroit News

t didn’t take long for one of the newer entrants into the thriving Detroit dining scene to make its mark. Ima, tucked into a little brick-faced building in Corktown, opened in late December, and found an instant warm welcome that is continuing well into 2017.

Sunday evening, for example, there was already a line outside when the doors opened at 5 p.m. And the place was still full a couple of hours later as people came in, signed in on the sheet near the door and patiently waited for one of the seats at one of two long communal tables in the center of the room or one of the high-legged metal chairs pulled up to a counter overlooking the street scene and another along one wall.

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Emily Ransom