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The David Whitney Building Comes With A Hotel, Apartments—and Food

Here's what we know about three food and drink spots headed for the historic building.

The David Whitney Building (left) circa 1915
The David Whitney Building (left) circa 1915
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Reporters got a first look at the remodeled David Whitney Building overlooking Grand Circus Park this week and uncovered some exciting news. In addition to upscale apartments and hotel rooms, the ground level will feature a French-American restaurant, Wxyz bar and Re:mix lounge, and the almost cleverly named Re-fuel grab-and-go food shop.

The Parisian-themed Grand Cirque Brasseries restaurant will face Woodward Avenue and offer an "upscale casual" dining experience that includes breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and bar service.

"The restaurant's decor will draw inspiration from [architect] Daniel Burnham's design for the building, with dark wood, black and white marble floors and architectural elements reclaimed from the building's restoration," Jacques Van Staden, president of JVS Culinary Group, tells the Free Press.

Developers expect the project to be completed by December 15 and the French restaurant to open early next year.