Café Muse Chef Bringing New Restaurant to West Village


Chef and co-owner of Royal Oak's Café Muse is bringing a bit of his own muse to Detroit's West Village neighborhood next year. Plans for Geiger Eat Shop will cost between $300,000-400,000, as this culinary creative is renovating the first floor and basement of a 3,806-square-foot building that has been vacant for 25 years on Kercheval Avenue.

"That neighborhood is really underutilized," Reyner said. "In five years, it's going to be totally different."

The Geiger Eat Shop will employ more than 30 people and aims to add to the bustling list of businesses in West Village, which include Craft Work restaurant, Sister Pie LLC and Parker Street Market. Geiger Eat Shop will have an open-kitchen layout, inspired by Beast, a Portland restaurant, and will deliver a New American, seasonal menu. An adjoining patio, a 75-seat dining area, a private-dining space and a bar will also be featured in the design.

"I want the lines between the kitchen and the dining room to disappear. It's just totally open," Reyner said. Read More