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Beacon Park’s Flagship Restaurant Gets Light-Inspired Name

Lumen debuts next spring in downtown Detroit

Lumen, a restaurant from the owners of Griffin Claw Brewing, will anchor DTE’s new park in downtown Detroit.
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.

The flagship restaurant slated to anchor DTE’s soon-to-open Beacon Park officially has a name: Lumen. The moniker revealed late last week is Latin for “light” and a clear homage to the utility company that’s developing the property.

In May, DTE confirmed that the food services at the park — located at Cass and Grand River Avenue — would be helmed by metro Detroit restaurateurs Norman, Bonnie, Scott, and Suzanne LePage. The LePage family operates several well-known restaurants and breweries including Big Rock Chophouse, Griffin Claw Brewing Company, and Clubhouse BFD.

The 4,000-square-foot Lumen with its distinctive swooping sustainable roof will offer a blend of brasserie and Belgian-style beer garden food alongside Griffin Claw Brewing Company brews, Norman LePage states in a release.

The restaurant is expected to seat roughly 85 diners indoors with 125 seats on the patio. Ever-popular retractable Nana Walls will also open up in warm weather for an indoor-outdoor experience inside the restaurant. The roof itself will feature outdoor seating while also collecting water runoff. Lumen is on track to debut in spring 2018. The larger park area will also offer space for food trucks.

A recent photo of the building that will house Lumen in Beacon Park.
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Meanwhile, Curbed reports that the 1.5 acre Beacon Park is poised to debut on July 20 through 23 with live music, a beer garden, a gospel brunch, a night market, and more. Stay tuned for more updates on Lumen.

Griffin Claw Brewing Owners Score DTE Energy Park’s Flagship Restaurant Space [ED]
DTE's New Park Will Feature Year-Round Restaurant, Food Trucks [ED]
DTE’s Downtown Park Hunts for Year-Round Restaurant Tenant and More Intel [ED]
Beacon Park Will Open Downtown July 20 [CDET]