Corktown favorite Green Dot Stables is on the expansion path once again. The $3 slider and cocktail slinger has announced a third location is in the works and this time it’s actually in the United States. Per a release, the mini chain founded by Jacques Driscoll is headed to Lansing in spring 2017 — in time for the Kentucky Derby on May 6. The outpost is replacing Lansing’s former Whiskey Barrel Saloon at 410 S. Clippert St.
At 12,000-square-foot, Green Dot Stables in Lansing will be nearly three times the size of the original Detroit restaurant providing additional room for an events and catering business.
According to the Lansing State Journal, Driscoll purchased the bar on October 13 for $647,000 complete with a mechanical bull known by former patrons as “Dick.” It’s uncertain whether the new Green Dot restaurant will carry-on the bull-riding tradition. “I want it, but my attorney says no and my insurance company says no,” Driscoll tells the Journal.
This is the latest expansion from InLaws Hospitality, owned by Jacques and Christine Driscoll. The group currently runs two Green Dot Stables locations — one in Detroit and another in, believe it or not, Malaysia — and operates Johnny Noodle King and the Huron Room.
• Whiskey Barrel Saloon Sold to Owner of Detroit Slider Bar [Lansing State Journal]
• All Expansions Coverage [ED]