Why is Grand Rapids Green Well Restaurant Closing?
For the past 15-years, The Green Well has been one of Grand Rapids must-dine, go-to restaurants in the popular East Hills neighborhood. But, they have decided to close!
WHAT?? Close the Green Well??
Yes, but, just for awhile to make a grand splash for 2023 with an extensive interior renovation. They will close January 29 through early February to complete this transformation with Andy Mey Centurion Construction. The parent company Essence Restaurant Group wants to enhance the welcoming, community vibe at the cozy Cherry Street pub to make it even more modern, and boy, will it ever be modern!
Once re-opened, The Green Well will look more inviting with brighter colors, cleaner lines and a more open concept, as they will be removing the partition that divides the bar from the dining room.
Additionally, there will be fixed stools at a window bar with outlets that encourage people to settle in with their devices and stay a while, and a dedicated to-go cubby section near the entry where guests can grab their takeout and go.
The Essence Restaurant Group, who also own the Grove, across the street from Green Well, and the popular Bistro Bella Vita downtown, felt the the restaurant needed a fresh take and look to make sure the East Hills dining scene was as exciting as ever.
“The vibe at The Green Well has always been welcoming and inviting, but after 15 years, we felt it was time to refresh the interior into an even more engaging environment,” said Essence Restaurant Group CEO and Partner James Berg. “We are excited to introduce our customers to the new look and hope to engage more people with our reconfigured seating areas.”
Don't worry about the food, which has always been exceptional. Executive Chef Jeremy Paquin is collaborating with the chef team to make sure there are fresh and exciting new items on the menu along with retaining many favorites. And, the Essence folks are making sure the service matches the vibe and quality!
What about the Re-opening? Events and specials will soon be announced on The Green Well website, www.thegreenwell.com.
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