A 92-year-old Detroit apartment complex on Selden Street in the Cass Corridor was demolished this week. According to Motor City Muckraker, the building was leveled to make way for a $4 million development that includes condos, office space, and a "high-end restaurant."
As Curbed reported, the Ferlito Group (behind Bamboo Detroit and Anytime Fitness) received approval from the Historic District Commision in 2014 to level the building which had been abandoned since the 1980s. Developer Mike Ferlito told Crain's that the restaurant would occupy approximately 3,800-square-feet on the first floor. Early exterior renderings show the building will have a modern, modular design. Eater has reached out for more details. Stay tuned.
Update, 5/12, 12:45 p.m.: Reached by Eater, developer Mike Ferlito says, "The goal of the restaurant is to provide an amenity for the residents and an amenity for the community." The company is still in the process of finding an operator to fill the restaurant space and is accepting inquiries from interested parties. Ferlito expects the building to be completed and at full occupancy by early summer 2017. "The goal is to buildout the restaurant while we're building out the building," he adds.