Vibrant neighborhood tavern on brink of opening in Detroit’s Corktown

 Vibrant neighborhood tavern on brink of opening in Detroit’s Corktown

Hamilton’s, a vibrant neighborhood tavern, is set to open in 2023 on the ground floor of the Godfrey’s development.

Oxford Capital Group, LLC, and Detroit-based Hunter Pasteur, in collaboration with Detroit-based Chickpea Hospitality, announces Hamilton’s, a ground-floor restaurant for The Godfrey Hotel Detroit, which will open shortly after the hotel’s projected opening in summer 2023.

Hamilton’s is a vibrant neighborhood tavern focused on providing the community with an approachable, yet refined dining experience.

Hamilton’s will accommodate 93 guests in its dining room and bar, and 38 on its outdoor terrace on Michigan Avenue, allowing guests to enjoy the modern, urban aesthetic.

Hamilton’s food and beverage offerings highlight local and seasonal ingredients along with a thoughtful beverage program while staying focused on classic American fare.

Hamilton’s will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily in a bustling, inviting environment.

Corktown is one of Detroit's oldest and most-respected neighborhoods.
Corktown is one of Detroits oldest and most respected neighborhoods

“Corktown is already a popular destination for food and drink in downtown Detroit. We are excited to add to its offerings by introducing Hamilton’s to the neighborhood for guests and locals alike,” said Matthew Kalt, senior vice president and principal of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC.

Luxury lifestyle project

“We are honored to be collaborating on this luxury lifestyle project in the historical Corktown neighborhood,” shares Samy Eid, co-owner of Chickpea Hospitality Group. “It has been an exciting experience working closely with the Hunter Pasteur and Oxford Capital teams to curate a dining experience for all to enjoy.”

“Our development team is excited to partner with the Phoenicia Group at the Godfrey Hotel. The Eid Family has a distinguished track record of success and a well-earned reputation in the restaurant industry as best in class operators,” says Seth Herkowitz, chief operating officer of Hunter Pasteur.

The 227-room luxury lifestyle hotel will feature the brand’s indoor-outdoor I|O Rooftop lounge with expansive views of downtown Detroit and Corktown serving craft cocktails and bites, a 6,000 square foot ballroom that will accommodate events of more than 350 guests, a welcoming hotel lobby bar for guests and locals, and a fitness center.

The site is located just a few blocks from the Michigan Central Station, which Ford Motor is developing into a new $1 billion-plus campus that will bring more than 5,000 new jobs to Corktown.

Experienced developers

Chickpea Hospitality also owns and operates several highly successful restaurants in Detroit and the metro-Detroit area including Leila Detroit, The Phoenicia, and Forest restaurants.

Oxford Capital Group and Hunter Pasteur, along with The Forbes Company, are also developing Perennial Corktown, a seven-story apartment community of 188 units that include a combination of studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units; Perennial Corktown Townhomes, made up of seven townhouses at 10th and Church Street; and a three-story parking garage at 1501 Church St., adjacent to The Godfrey Hotel; with additional residential phases being finalized.

In addition to the above, Oxford Capital Group’s recent projects in downtown Detroit include the December 2021 acquisition of The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel.

The 453-room property is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, which includes a comprehensive refresh of the guest rooms, public spaces, meeting rooms, and ballrooms, as well as new tenants in the two ground floor retail spaces including recently signed, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, which is set to open in 2023.

Ed Wright

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