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Press Room Cafe and Market. Daily Detroit photo.

In a building where printing presses once churned out tons of freshly inked newspaper, there now will now churn out paninis and pizzas with fresh mozzarella.

So as it goes with the new Press Room Cafe on Lafayette. Opened by a North Carolina-based international hospitality company named Eurest, the new restaurant is going to take up some significant frontage on 615 Lafayette with it’s 8,000 square foot space.

The building, owned by Bedrock Real Estate, currently houses the Michigan regional offices for Molina Healthcare upstairs.

The cafe will be Italian-focused and open on April 19 (Wednesday). A special grand opening celebration featuring Fabio Viviani on June 27, 2017.

Press Room Café will offer two food stalls including Mercato by Fabio Viviani, which will offer Napoli-style made-from-scratch pizzas and a variety of authentic Italian panini.

In addition to Mercato by Fabio Viviani, the Press Room Café will also offer the Press Room Grill, which will offer sandwiches prepared over a wood burning grill, salads, soups and a coffee bar with Avalon pastries.

Here’s a look at their menu:

Press Room Café will serve breakfast and lunch weekdays from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., with Intellgentsia coffee and to-go menu items offered until 7 p.m.