A rendering of The Homes at River's Edge along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. Courtesy Orion Construction
A pair of partners are planning to open an American-style restaurant along the Grand River downtown.
Linear, a “modern” restaurant, will anchor The Homes at River’s Edge in Grand Rapids, at 1001 Monroe Ave. NW, according to Orion Real Estate Services, part of Grand Rapids-based Orion Construction, yesterday.
The $10.5-million, mixed-use development features 32 apartments.
Linear plans to open within the coming months.
The restaurant is hiring to fill around 30 full- and part-time positions.
Linear will occupy 3,500 square feet on the ground floor and overlook the Grand River. The restaurant will feature an outdoor patio for waterfront dining and a seasonal menu.
The restaurant is co-owned by Chris Weimer and Todd Hoort. Weimer, also executive chef for Linear, is an award-winning chef formerly at Brewery Vivant. Hoort is the owner of Lafayette House Bed and Breakfast.
“We have a passion for hospitality and an understanding of what a dining experience can be for our guests through our history in the bed and breakfast and restaurant businesses,” Hoort said.
Weimer said the partners are creating a menu “around local, seasonal, sustainably grown and harvested produce and meats.”
The restaurant will also offer delivery service for River’s Edge residents.
Orion also recently started pre-leasing the development’s apartments through Colliers International West Michigan.