Good Karma for Katoi

on Friday, February 17th disaster struck at Corktown’s beloved restaurant, Katoi. After stealing liquor and cash robbers set the bar area on fire to cover their tracks.

The unfortunate tragedy has a silver lining.

Detroit small businesses are rallying behind friends at Katoi offering temporary jobs to staff, creating go fund me pages, and organizing fundraisers at various bars to help out.


Brendon Edwards, Gold Cash Gold Chef, posted, “Today I see Detroit not being defined as a dangerous city, but a day where people in Detroit show their true colors.”

On Saturday, February 18th- only one day after the fire- Motor City Wine organized a fundraiser to support Katoi employees. Gold Cash Gold organized a Lemonade Stand Party for Katoi on Monday, February 20th. On Wednesday, February 22nd from 5:00-9:30pm Atwater Brewery will host a silent auction and 50/50 raffle in support of Katoi.


Without missing a beat, Katoi is already conceptualizing a new path for the restaurant.

As Katoi owner, Courtney Henriette, eloquently wrote, “ The MOTHERSHIP’s been a dream, but we’re careful not to confuse the outfit with the person.”



The mothership was a beloved space with the vibiest vibes. Many a bathroom-mirror selfies were taken in their glamorous restrooms.

however, With change comes improvement-(hopefully soon) katoi will be back and better than ever.  



J'adore Detroit