The team behind Four Man Ladder Management (“Four Man Ladder”) is excited to announce that they have been selected by Olympia Development of Michigan to operate an all-new dining concept in the former Eddystone Hotel. Four Man Ladder will begin interior construction of the street-level establishment later this year.
The Four Man Ladder team owns and operates Grey Ghost and Second Best on Watson Street in Midtown. The operation includes Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino, along with Will Lee (Beverage Director) and Michael Gray (Director of Operations).
“On the heels of the fifth anniversary of our flagship restaurant Grey Ghost, we are extremely excited to embark on our third venture and to partner with Olympia Development on this special opportunity. As we look to continue the expansion of our family of restaurants, the Eddystone concept immediately stood out to us as a great opportunity given the beautiful architecture of the building and the location within The District Detroit. We are looking forward to starting construction and sharing more details as we progress,” said Chef John Vermiglio.
Restoration of the historic Eddystone continues to move swiftly and will bring 92 apartments with 20 percent set aside as affordable units, just steps from Little Caesars Arena. Four Man Ladder and Olympia Development are partnering to build out a 5,000 square foot restaurant comprising 85 seats split between the dining room, bar and lounge.
“We have been very impressed by how the Four Man Ladder team has operated Grey Ghost Detroit and Second Best over the years and are really happy to have them as partners in this project in The District Detroit,” said Stefan Stration, Vice President of Development.
Concept, design and menu details will be announced later this year with a projected grand opening of spring of 2022.