Bigger bar should lead to bigger business for City Kitchen in Grosse Pointe

City Kitchen in downtown Grosse Pointe is nearing completion on an expansion that will more than double the space of its bar which is big draw for the restaurant that opened six years ago.

After years of standing room only crowds at the "upscale yet casual" bar owner Chick Taylor decided to move into space that became vacant next door.

City Kitchen's expansion is one of several changes coming to Kercheval Avenue, the main street through The Village shopping district.

In the same block as City Kitchen a hair salon is opening in the space formerly occupied by Gap, which closed in January. Across the street a creperie and bakery, Sweet Little Sheila's opened in October.

Down the street an occupant for the closed Borders store has yet to be found, but city officials say other nearby development, including the Neighborhood Club and Beaumont Hospital's Health and Wellness Center, which will include a community fitness center and pool and will open in January, could spin off business for the business district.

Writer: Kim North Shine
Source: City of Grosse Pointe