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New Burger Spot Will Fill 28 Grand Building’s Restaurant Space in Detroit

Fresh intel on restaurateur Eli Boyer’s Capitol Park project

A rendering of 28 Grand.
A rendering of 28 Grand.
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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.

As the 28 Grand building in Capitol Park gets closer to completion, new details about the restaurant slated for the ground floor space are also being finalized. Restaurateur Eli Boyer confirmed to Eater via email this week that the forthcoming project will be an as-of-yet-unnamed burger restaurant. While Boyer declined to reveal any specifics, but says that the project “is moving full-steam ahead.”

Details of the project’s layout were shared by Ferndale-based firm Five/Eighths architecture late last week. Five/Eighths was also the general contractor for Boyer’s seafood restaurant Voyager in Ferndale.

Boyer has experience with burger restaurants from his time at DMK Restaurants in Chicago and after leaving Gold Cash Gold in 2015 expressed interest in bringing more single-item casual restaurants to Detroit. "When we put that burger on the menu it became our top selling item,” he said of his experience at Gold Cash Gold. “I'd like to focus on something that's scalable. Something that is not a one-location type of place.”

The 28 Grand building will bring micro apartments, restaurants, and retail to Capitol Park.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Boyer had previously planned to open the 28 Grand eatery with Stockyard’s Marc Bogoff but the pair parted ways earlier this year. More details of the project are expected to be revealed soon.

Meanwhile, Capitol Park is continuing to gain new restaurants and retail. Forthcoming modern steakhouse Prime + Proper is expected to debut soon alongside soon-to-open grocery-bar project Eatori Market.

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Checking in on Bedrock’s 28 Grand in Capitol Park [CDET]

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