Italian restaurant closing operation
A local Italian restaurant is closing to focus on its special event services.
Mangiamo! in Grand Rapids, at 1033 Lake Dr. SE, is shutting down its restaurant operations at the historic Augustus Paddock Mansion it has called home for the past 12 years.
The restaurant will transition the mansion, carriage house and 3.5-acre property into a special event destination space rechristened as Paddock Place.
Paddock Place will remain in The Gilmore Collection family of venues and look to draw community events, weddings, fundraisers, corporate parties and other events following the final day of Mangiamo! restaurant operations on Sunday.
"As we continue to grow our catering operations, we feel that making Paddock Place available to our special events staff full-time will create unique opportunities that were previously unavailable to us and our clients," said Gilmore Collection CEO Gregory Gilmore in a report by Business Journal partner WZZM TV 13.