The downtown coffee shop made headlines over the past five years for its record-breaking Assembly Line concerts supporting America's auto industry.
Owner A.J. O'Neil decided to close the Ferndale cafe - which some called the "living room of Ferndale" - when its five-year lease on W. Nine Mile Road was up. He said running the shop had become unaffordable.
But O'Neil is planning to reopen the coffeehouse in August in the basement of St. Benedict's Church in Highland Park, HuffPost reported. O'Neil, a native Highland Park resident, told HuffPost he hopes the relocation will help generate interest and investment in the city.
The new location will offer coffee, a new vegan menu and continue its tradition of live music and open mic nights.
"We're in our humble beginnings," O'Neil told HuffPost Detroit. "We're taking the great things we accomplished in AJ's in Ferndale and simply moving it into a church basement."