Grand New: $9.5 Million project planned for Bridge Street to feature new restaurant concept

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As an update to an article we posted back in October of 2017 highlighting a lot of exciting things coming to Bridge Street on the near West Side, plans have been unveiled by “3 Mission Partners of Ann Arbor” to anchor the ground floor of a new mixed use project at the site of the former Red Lion restaurant at 449 – 499 Bridge Street.



The application references the North Cook Shop, Mash, and North, all restaurant entities owned by partners Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell of North Peak Brewing Company fame. The two announced in 2017 that they would be opening a North Cook Shop in the Cass Corridor of Detroit, which will feature “Northern Michigan” cuisine.

The site plan shows two separate restaurant spaces, as well as a 4 season room and patio area off of the back of the project.


The entire $9.5 Million project will include approximately 10,000 square feet of restaurant space on the ground floor, as well as 44 studio and 1 bedroom apartments on the four floors above. According to the application for Brownfield Credits with the city’s economic development department, 30% of the apartments will be income-restricted to households earning 80% of the area’s median income (AMI) or below. The remainder will be market rate.


No official word from the restaurant owners as to exact details yet, but we’ll have more information as it becomes available. Happy New Year!


Jeff Hill is a contributor to GRNow and a development and economics junkie who likes to keep his finger on the pulse of what’s next for Grand Rapids. You can email him feedback or insider story ideas to