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Public House Owners Prep for Renovations of New Ferndale Restaurant Space

Plus, The Whitney makes an appearance in a new episode of 'Ghost Hunters'

The space next to Public House has stood empty for more than a year.
The space next to Public House has stood empty for more than a year.
Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

VITAL UPDATES — It’s been nearly two years since Working Class Outlaws — owners of Public House and Imperial — confirmed plans for expansion in Ferndale and beyond. In an easter egg from a review of Public House’s once-monthly menu takeover, critic Mark Kurlyandchik reports that the owners have "finally received the go-ahead from the city to begin demolition" on the vacant space next to Public House for an as-of-yet unnamed project. [Freep]

NEWS — Restaurants are risky business and traditionally not considered a safe investment. That means owners may struggle to find reliable sources of financing. However, a new division of Ready Capital Corp. recently set up shop in Birmingham with a focus on restaurant mortgages, equipment leasing, lines of credit, working capital, and business advances. [DBiz]

FOOD TV — Perhaps you believe in ghosts or maybe you just love hate-watching overly exuberant ghost hunters on TV. Whatever to your flavor, SyFy is poised to air an episode of Ghost Hunters at 9 p.m. on August 17 filmed at the notoriously haunted Midtown Whitney mansion. Truly spooky. [Detroit News]

THE CRITICS — Apparently Emmy Squared’s New York rendition of the Detroit-style pizza is a result of independent invention. "They planned to open their sophomore endeavor as a square pie joint, Hyland explained via telephone, but after he anointed his creation with that gorgeous frico crust, he realized that what he ended up with was ‘accidentally Detroit pizza.’" However the square-pie made its way to Brooklyn, it’s gaining fans among critics. Eater NY’s Ryan Sutton gives Emmy Squared two stars. [ENY]

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Imperial and Public House Owners Plan More Restaurants for 2015 [ED]

The Whitney

4421 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 832-5700 Visit Website

Public House

241 West Nine Mile Road, , MI 48220 (248) 733-4905 Visit Website