The future Ferndale gastropub from the owners of popular breakfast spot Toast has a new name: Previously dubbed Black Owl, it will now be called Otus Supply. The Detroit News explains that "a naming conflict with a Kalamazoo cafe caused owners to look for a new name. (Otus is a genus of owls.)"
Expect unusual-sounding "circular doorways," a chef's table, and a rooftop garden. Owner Thom Bloom tells the News the menu "will be influenced by the Great Lakes" and feature "nose-to-tail butchering" and "a lot of pickling." There will be two bars, one focused on whiskey and the other showcasing craft beer. The bar and restaurant will also incorporate a live music venue; Bloom says they're modeling it after the original House of Blues "before Live Nation got a hold of them.”
The long-awaited project was originally expected to open in Spring 2014, but construction was delayed until this past spring; Otus Supply is now expected to open "before the winter holidays."