Downtown's anticipated new indoor-outdoor dining experience Townhouse is entering the final phase of construction, with staff set to begin training Monday, Sylvia Rector of The Detroit Free Press reports. Training starts Monday for employees and will continue for approximately seven days.
Rector received an exclusive walk-through of the unfinished restaurant space, starting with the glassed-in, 365-day patio building, which features sliding roof panels and walls with movable glass sections.
Natural preserved plant materials including moss, ferns and branches will completely cover the outside of the wall between the glass dining room and the restaurant's interior.
Walking through a hallway that connects the outdoor area to the restaurant inside Detroit One Center, Rector describes a six-seat raw bar located to the left, an open kitchen, and a 25-seat, U-shaped bar with a whiskey wall and lounge area. Restaurateur Jeremy Sasson is staying tight-lipped on the cost of the project. Townhouse has remarkably managed to stay on schedule. The restaurant is expected to debut later this month.