Good Times Are Back On The Ave

It is no secret that the Avenue is one of Detroit’s hottest areas in the city.

The Avenue has added a New vibrant restaurant and bar “Good Times”. Good Times is a fine dining restaurant/bar specializing in American cuisine. Dishes such as fettuccine pasta, lobster tails, bone-in New York Strip and white fish line their menu.

Located at 19416 Livernois Avenue between Seven and Eight Mile. This restaurant has joined the Avenue of Fashion food scene on northwest Detroit.

Good Times offers a beautiful decor and inviting ambiance. Inside there are two floors with a bar on both floors. This restaurant has outdoor seating and rooftop seating with TV’s on both floors. The upstairs is more of a lounge, with small plates served.

Good times is owned by Derrick and Ladonna Reynolds. Derrick’s Detroit-based construction company has overseen work on this restaurant. Owners Derrick and Ladonna Reynolds have invested nearly $500,000 in remodeling it.

Derrick Reynolds, Co-Owner of Good Times

Antoine Marshall: What gave you the idea to want to open your own restaurant?

Derrick Reynolds: This is a hot area and we had the opportunity to buy this spot.

AM: Why this location?

DR: I chose this location because of money. With gentrification and over pricing downtown and mid-town, it is important for other restaurants and businesses to open up throughout the city besides downtown.

This is how we spread wealth throughout our community and this is how we help to rebuild our community.

AM: What kind of atmosphere does Good Times offer?

DR: We offer a family oriented and private atmosphere here.

AM: Are there other entrepreneurs in your family?

DR: Yes, my wife Ladonna also owns her own store “All Dolled Up Glamour Studio & Boutique” located off of Evergreen Rd. in Southfield, MI.

"We are just as good as downtown and this was one of the hottest areas in the city in the 60s and 70s. You should not have to go downtown to eat and be around a great ambiance" says Reynolds.

Good Times offers lunch, dinner, dessert, takeout and even live music. They also serve cocktails, wine, comfort food and late-night food.

So, if you are looking for a good time, good vibes, great food and fun; Good Times restaurant is the place to be.

Antoine Marshall is a freelance journalist and staff writer for Black Business Finder