- change ups
Developer plans downtown bar and grill
A developer has purchased a two-story building downtown, where it plans to replace a now-closed bar and grill with a new one.
Third Coast Development in Grand Rapids said yesterday that its partners, David Levitt, Brad Rosely and Max Benedict, have acquired the assets of Teazers Bar & Grille, which closed last night, and the building at 819 Ottawa Ave. NW.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Third Coast plans to renovate the first floor and open a new bar and grill that will be owned and operated by Kevin Farhat, former vice president at Restaurant Partners.
Farhat is expecting to release more information next month about his plans for the bar, which will likely be hiring soon.
Levitt said his firm is “excited to continue expanding its portfolio of properties in the near-downtown area” and “equally excited to partner with Kevin to create this newest establishment.”
“We believe that our renovated building and Kevin’s new concept restaurant will add to the emerging mixed-use nature of the North Monroe corridor,” Levitt said. “We hope this venue will be a comfortable neighborhood location for workers, residents and guests to enjoy a meal or beverage.”
Teazers Bar & Grille, which was popular among local bikers, opened in 2001, according to its Facebook page.
“I’ve greatly enjoyed running Teazers for all these years, but it’s time for me to move on,” said Billy Anderson, the former owner of Teazers. “I’m confident that Kevin and the guys at Third Coast will create a terrific new concept that I believe will continue to serve this neighborhood very well.”