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Proposed Development Could Bring a Restaurant to Old Carriage House in Brush Park

The venue would feature outdoor seating and views of the Ransom Gillis House

A rendering of 2827 John R. features a restaurant facing the Ransom Gillis property in Brush Park.
Oombra Architects. LLC via Curbed [Official]

Brush Park could get a new restaurant with outdoor dining space if a new three-building development gets approved. The proposal currently making its way through various city commissions, calls for the construction of two new residential buildings — 112 Edmund Place and 105 Alfred — and the adaptive reuse of a carriage house at 2827 John R. for residential lofts, flats, and a restaurant, Curbed Detroit reports.

Developers are still honing the specific plans with the city, but hope to establish a ground level restaurant in the carriage house building at 2827 John R. The new establishment would likely have a great view of one of Brush Park’s architectural gems — the Ransom Gillis House. A timeline hasn’t yet been released for the project, which is still going through the process of approvals with the Historic District Commission and Planning Commission, according to Curbed.

If the carriage house restaurant comes to fruition it would join a burgeoning neighborhood dining scene that’s already buzzing with activity. Just a few blocks away, Empire Kitchen & Cocktails is set to open just a few blocks from the proposed site next week and established restaurant Grey Ghost is expanding into a bar called Second Best on Watson St. Those spots will also be joined by a vegan coney island called Chili Mustard Onions this spring.

Seven-Story Building, Mixed-Use Development Proposed in Brush Park [CDET]
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Empire Kitchen & Cocktails

3148 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 315-3131 Visit Website

Grey Ghost

47 E Watson Street, , MI 48201 (313) 262-6534 Visit Website

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