Ferndale-based venture Dinner Club Pop-Up has secured a lease for a building Nine Mile with plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant, the group confirms on Facebook today. The restaurant space is located between the Huntington Bank building and Nature's Playhouse.
Run by chef Matthew Baldridge (formerly Cliff Bell's and The Rattlesnake Club), Dinner Club is known for hosting ticketed pop-up dinners at venues throughout Metro Detroit. Most recently, the chef has been a regular partner at Pontiac's Menagerie Kitchen. Baldridge was rumored to be looking for a restaurant space as far back as April. Eater has reached out to Dinner Club for more details on the project. Stay tuned.
Update: 10/05, 1:45 p.m.: Chef Matt Baldridge says Dinner Club pop-up is in the process of working on two different concepts, one in Ferndale and another in Detroit. While he isn't ready to get into the specifics of either restaurant just yet, he says that the Ferndale location will likely open as a pop-up venue initially before eventually transitioning into the full-fledge restaurant.