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Restaurateur plans Grand Rapids restaurant
A local restaurateur is planning to open a new restaurant in Grand Rapids.
David Reinert is planning to develop Butcher’s Union, at 436 Bridge St. NW — the site of the former nightclub Monte’s.
Reinert owns Rockwell's Kitchen & Tap, Republic and O'Toole's Public House, all in Grand Rapids, and the former Monte's.
The Bridge Street project would include renovations to transform the former nightclub into a restaurant and remove a portion of roof in the rear to create a courtyard, according to a city application.
Designs for the restaurant were by Grand Rapids-based Concept Design.
Reinert’s application requests two outdoor seating areas requiring a Special Land Use approval by the Grand Rapids Planning Commission. The meeting is Thursday afternoon.
Reinert requests a 20-seat area on the Bridge Street sidewalk and a 44-seat rear courtyard.
A Special Land Use is required when a proposed outdoor seating area is within 300 feet of residential use or not in or adjacent to a public right-of-way.