The owner of Two James Distillery is plotting another project along Michigan Avenue. David Landrum tells Crain’s he’s in the process of building out a new restaurant called Supergeil with spirits production and an events space across the street from his Corktown tasting room at 2442 Michigan Ave.
Supergeil, which roughly means “super cool” or “super hot” in German, will capitalize on the city’s current obsession with döner kebab with some Mediterranean dishes also in the mix. Landrum tapped chef Brendan McCall, formerly of Ann Arbor’s Mani Osteria and Isalita, to head the restaurant. The rest of the 10,000-square-foot building will be devoted to bottling and blending spirits as well as an events space.
Landrum is expected to spend around $2 million on the buildout, which began in December. It’s anticipated to be completed this fall.
This is the latest expansion for Two James, which debuted in fall 2013 on Michigan Avenue near the train station. The distillery announced plans last fall to open its first satellite tasting room in Grand Rapids.
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