The Scott complex to add new restaurant to Brush Park

Ian Thibodeau
The Detroit News

Along with 200 units of market-rate housing, The Scott at Brush Park will also hold a bistro on the ground floor, adding yet another restaurant to Woodward near the Little Caesars Arena development.

The as-yet-unnamed restaurant will be “equipped with a diverse menu and full bar,” according to a news release.

“We wanted to secure a restaurant concept that offered a strong public gathering place for our residents and downtown dwellers,” said Richard Broder, CEO of Broder & Sachse Real Estate, the developers of the massive apartment complex. “We are confident that (restaurant owner Mike Abrams) and his team will deliver an operation commiserate with the high standards we have set for retail operations at The Scott.”

The restaurant will be helmed by Bloomfield Hills-based restauranteurs Abrams and Brian Adelman, and New York City’s David Pittaway.

They’ll fill a space on the northwest side of the 3150 Woodward Ave. apartment complex near the corner of Woodward and Erskine. Good foot traffic and a growing downtown and Midtown made the space attractive to the restaurant group.

The restaurant will open next year. Broder told The Detroit News in August that residents would begin moving into the building Dec. 1. The $65 million development is made up largely of two-bedroom units, answering calls from millennials and empty nesters for spaces that can either be split with a roommate or offer more room than cramped units typical to downtown.

Rent ranges from $949 a month for a studio to $2,893 a month for a three-bedroom unit, general manager Wendy Barnabei said.

While The Scott has one foot in Midtown and the other foot in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood, Brush Park is getting a lot of attention from restauranteurs and developers. Dan Gilbert has a $70 million vision for 8.4 acres of mostly-vacant land in the neighborhood.

Over the summer, New Order Coffee Roasters — a new company — announced they’d open a 2,000-square-foot coffee shop on the main floor of the Crystal Loft Building, about three blocks north of the $627.5 million arena site on the same block as The Scott.

The 80-seat Grey Ghost Detroit restaurant from Chicago chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino opened on Watson in the shadow of The Scott this summer. The chefs expect a bump in their already popular business from tenants at the complex.

The Scott has roughly 10,500-square-feet of ground-floor retail space left to fill. Broder said a few months ago there’d be a mix of businesses brought into the development.

The high-end apartment complex comes from developers who pride themselves on delivering unique amenities. The Scott will have a pool that sits a few stories up on a terrace, a year-round outdoor spa, private library, lounge and concierge service.

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