A new meaty restaurant project appears to be in the works in Cass Corridor. A redevelopment plan was approved today for a $1 million loan through the Michigan Strategic Fund that would among other things bring a new restaurant to the Casket Company building at 644 Selden St., Crain’s first-reports.
Jon Carlson, co-owner of North Peak Brewing Company and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, is behind the ground floor restaurant, according to an MEDC memo acquired by Eater. The project is described as “a meat-centric, Up North-themed restaurant” with an outdoor patio integrated into the Selden Courtyard.
The buildings upper floors will be devoted to affordable office space for start-ups and “two-story loft style residential units with balconies.”
The developers plan to make major upgrades to the property which has “no functioning mechanical systems, elevators or plumbing” and “significant water damage.” The plans include expanding the building from 18,000- to 31,000-square-feet.
The project is part of a larger redevelopment plan to create a “Selden Innovation Corridor.” Next door, the red brick Blue Valley Creamery building is expected to be transformed into a Shinola cafe and production center for headphones and other music equipment. Stay tuned for updates.
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