The 75-year-old previously revealed she plans on ending her touring regimen later this year, but she has no intention of curling up on the couch and staying home.
In a new interview, the Queen of Soul said she wants to open a nightclub in Detroit.
“I’m interested in doing a small nightclub downtown, and … have been talking about this for a couple of years now,” Franklin told the Detroit Free Press. “In my retirement plan, I’d like to have a small club here in Detroit.”
The music icon also disclosed that the venue would be called Aretha’s and that she will occasionally take the stage herself.
“From time to time I would sing, and of course, I would have special artists come in to perform for the city that people in Detroit like – Detroit favorites.”
While she currently lives outside the Motor City in suburban Bloomfield Hills, Franklin is relocating to Detroit proper once she retires.
“I’m cleaning house,” she said. “I’m going to be moving back into Detroit, and I’m just getting things ready for that. My granddaughter just went to college, so I’m spending time with my grandchildren, and I’m also readying the new CD.”