After months of anticipation, Brush Park's forthcoming eatery Grey Ghost has finally revealed its location. The team announced today that it has acquired a space in the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe building on the corner of Watson and Woodward Avenue and is one of three new tenants headed for the ground floor of the Crystal Lofts.
Grey Ghost is the brainchild of partners John and David Vermiglio, Josef Giacomino, and Detroit-based bartender Will Lee. John Vermiglio and Giacomino previously worked for the Matthias Merges restaurant group in Chicago. The Vermiglio brothers are Detroit natives. "John and I have talked about collaborating for eight years now; it's one of those things that has always been a dream. The upswing of Detroit is a real draw, and we're excited to be a part of that," Giacomino said in September.
The 80-seat eatery will occupy 2,500-square feet on the East Watson side of the massive Butcher Shoppe space. A rep for the restaurant Jill Giacomino tells Eater that interior designs for the restaurant are still in progress, but plans so far call for a "raw" look with "industrial components including concrete, brick, and wood." The team recently purchased 60-feet of reclaimed barn wood from Fenton, Michigan, which will be rendered into an accent on the one of the interior walls.
For the past several months, the Grey Ghost culinary team has been teasing the restaurant concept in a series of meat-centric dinners. An upcoming 5-course dinner featuring seafood will be hosted in Southfield at the Great Lakes Culinary Center on April 15. Tickets are $70.
With the announcement of the location, Grey Ghost has also pushed back its expected opening date from spring to summer. Stay tuned for more updates.