Opening next week in downtown Plymouth, Pakwaan Fine Indian Cuisine at 447 Forest Avenue! Patrick and I stopped by today and saw the menu, met the owner, Sunny, a nice man who hails from Shalimar, a very successful Indian restaurant in Ann Arbor. The place is looking good and it will seat a lot of people comfortably. They will open next week and we will be there!
Does anybody remember when there was a purple building on Forest which housed a Chinese Restaurant named “Dinersty”? Rewind even further…who remembers Cloverdale? That’s where my grandpa took me to get “Nutty Buddies”, my parents and I would go to the drive through to get Chocolate Almond ice cream and milk and I would hang out with my tween friends (shout out to Juliet Scott) in the 70’s and 80’s and have ice cream floats and play Centipede and Pac Man before visiting various shops in town (shout out to Fred Hill). If you never visited Cloverdale or just want to revisit the memories, you can see the soda fountain which is now located inside of the Plymouth Historical Museum!
To date, the location on Forest has been most successful as Cloverdale’s. I really doubt anything can top Cloverdale’s. There have been several unsuccessful restaurant attempts in the post Cloverdale space, including Panache, Bamboo, 1999 Tavern and I’m not sure if that’s everything. Let’s hope the location is going to work for it’s new occupant. Plymouth has become an entertainment and dining destination – with Forest Ave. showing a lot of activity with Barrio, Little Bangkok, Extreme Pizza, and EG Nicks.
I cannot remember in my lifetime an Indian restaurant in Plymouth – this will be a first. We are looking forward to Pakwaan’s opening in Downtown Plymouth!
447 Forest Ave, Plymouth MI 48170