A prominent vacant space in Grosse Pointe's Village district is expected to be filled by What Crepe, a Royal Oak restaurant with a funky, urban, upscale vibe.
Grosse Pointe City Manager Peter Dame says the restaurant owner has signed a letter of intent with the owner of the building that faces Kercheval Avenue. Dame says the lease is expected to be signed in days.
Signs saying "What Crepe is Coming" have gone up in the windows of the space where What Crepe will fire up its pans. The space was previously Burger Pointe, which closed due to personal reasons, and locals are eager for something to move in again.
"It's a wonderful place," says Dame, who visited the Royal Oak What Crepe. What Crepe has also opened a Birmingham location "A restaurant like this brings a whole new feel to Grosse Pointe."
It comes as proposals for an Emagine movie theater, which has a theater in Royal Oak and other Detroit suburbs, and a performing arts and banquet center for the Grosse Pointe Theatre are being considered by the city. They would be located, if approved, behind the spot where What Crepe is expected to open.
Writer: Kim North Shine
Source: Peter Dame, Grosse Pointe City Manager