Rochester Hills-based restaurant empire Kruse and Muer is expanding to Royal Oak this summer. Crain’s reports that the restaurant group has begun renovating of the former Vinsetta Grill building on Woodward Avenue that closed quietly in April.
Kruse & Muer has tapped Birmingham architecture firm Ron & Roman to develop the look for the space. The new Royal Oak restaurant will be similar in style and menu to Kruse & Muer’s Deer Lake Inn restaurant in Clarkston. That location features a more casual atmosphere and a range of pastas, seafood, salads, and sandwiches. The 4,500-square-foot space will seat roughly 139 patrons when the $1.2 million renovation is complete.
Meanwhile, the company has shut down its Kruse & Muer Seafood Grille restaurant in Troy. The group announced the closure in a message on Facebook while teasing its forthcoming Royal Oak project. Kruse & Muer on Woodward is anticipating a July debut.
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