The Lord’s Chapel building on the Medical Mile Corridor has been standing vacant for many years. Those who frequent the area will be pleased to know the location has been converted into a cozy, neighborhood eatery called the Friesian Gastro Pub. The restaurant will be celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, April 17 from 11-11:30 AM with a private event and will be open to the public later that day at 1 PM.
The Friesian will be located at 720 Michigan St. in Grand Rapids, offering comfort food items with an eclectic twist. It will bring a causal neighborhood vibe, a full selection of drink offerings, and reasonable prices to its patrons.
Although the name Friesian has Dutch origins, the restaurant is not offering a Dutch themed environment. Rather, it will present itself as a neighborhood pub with just a few Dutch items on the menu. The 2800 square foot building will have indoor seating to accommodate 88 people, an outdoor patio that seats 20 and a 50 person rooftop deck which is scheduled to open on Memorial Day.
Current daily hours for the pub are from 3-10 PM on Monday and Tuesday, 11 AM to midnight Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 AM to 10 PM on Sundays. Plans are underway for the eatery to eventually be open 7 days a week and offer brunch services. There are also plans for the restaurant to host live entertainment events.
Owner Craig Jones, Zam Lamkin, and Phil Rienstra couldn’t be more excited about the new venture. They are eager to bond with the community and provide a location for patrons nearby to visit for a casual meal to add enjoyment to their day. Be sure to stop in on April 17th to welcome the Friesian Gastro Pub to Grand Rapids.