By: Deborah Johnson Wood
Last March the restaurant space at 2237 Wealthy St. in East Grand Rapids’ Gaslight Village was just an empty shell. Now it’s the second location of Graydon’s Crossing, an English pub with a full line of beers, wines and liquors and an unusual menu of Celtic-style fare.
Dubbed The Derby Station, the 5,000-square-foot pub has booths and tables up front, a custom-crafted bar, and a quieter dining area in the rear. An outdoor dining patio along the front of the building adds an open-air option for diners.
“The buildout looks very English with brick interior walls, wainscoting, and lots of wood trim,” says Brian Steinberg of Fryling Construction, the company handling the interior construction. “The wood floors and wood ceiling really stand out.”
Steinberg says the construction took just 10 weeks, but because of the pub’s visibility on a corner near Gaslight Village’s fountains the activity created a lot of interest.
“The owners had put a sign and a menu in the window, and there was always people walking up and looking inside to see what we were doing,” he adds.
Pub owners Larry Zeiser and Brian Giampapa also own the original Graydon’s Crossing on Plainfield, JD Reardon’s, Cambridge House and Logan’s Alley.
Source: Brian Steinberg, Fryling Construction
Photo by Brian Kelly
Deborah Johnson Wood is the development news editor for Rapid Growth Media. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.