Project Description

With panoramic views of the Grand River, lush greenery in the adjacent Canal Park, and a buzzing downtown to the south on Monroe Avenue, Linear Restaurant is the ideal setting for an inspiring dining experience.

This 3,500 square foot restaurant connects to a residential loft building known as the Home at River’s Edge, located on the East bank of the Grand River in the North Monroe district. Owners Todd Hoort and Chris Weimer offer up Modern American cuisine in a space full of natural light, wood grain, hydroponic growing system for lettuce/greens and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired artwork.

While completing the residential units of River’s Edge, Orion Construction began building out the Linear Restaurant space with budget and timeline in mind. All MEPs and coordination for kitchen installation were sequenced in time for owner FF&E, training, and series of soft-openings leading to their Grand Opening.

Project Details

  • Project location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Project size:
    3,500 sq ft
  • Assignment:
    Construction Manager
  • Architect:
    Jack DeBruin
    Housing Practice Leader, Progressive AE
  • 3,500 sf of dining, bar, and kitchen and patio seating space
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing coordinated with owner FF&E
  • Connected to 32-unit residential loft apartment building

"Orion provided a full-service approach to our restaurant build-out that included the construction, development, marketing, and public relations work. That comprehensive understanding of our needs, our timeline, and our budget played a role in a smooth opening process. We love our space and more importantly, our guests do too."

– Todd Hoort, Linear Restaurant