32 Market Ave SW - Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Westside Social Tavern

Project Details

  • Location:
    2802 Lake Michigan Dr NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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  • Value: $493,500
  • Size: 3,000 sqft
  • Schedule
    September 24, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Services Provided:
  • Construction Manager
Joe DiLeunardo
Owner, Westside Social Tavern
Thomas Tooley
Project Executive:
Roger Rehkopf
Chief Executive Officer

Project Summary

After a 39 year run as the historic Shawmut Inn, new owners revived the outdated space at Lake Michigan Drive and Collingdale Avenue in Standale as the newly renovated West Side Social Tavern.  The 135 seat restaurant (with an additional 40 seats in their outdoor patio) is true to its name, offering an open and comforting floorplan perfect for socializing.

Rustic wood grain, brick accent wall, brushed metal bar-top and warm lighting accents give the space a modern and casual feel.  A mix of traditional and high-top seating allows flexibility between lunch and dinner services, as well as large parties and special events.  Banquette seating and a “social window” between indoor and outdoor patio spaces also provide areas of interest for a more diversified experience.

Orion Construction was able to provide a quick transformation of the space, on time and on budget.  Construction on West Side Social Tavern began in the fall of 2017 and was opened in early spring of 2018 with warm reception from area residents and patrons.

Having a restaurant like this in the neighborhood is what I have wanted, and I wanted to be a part of it. It's not very often that someone has a chance to have all their ideas come to life.