Royal Oak's Café Muse Owner to Open Restaurant in Detroit's West Village


The owner and chef of Café Muse in Royal Oak has plans to open Geiger Eat Shop, a restaurant and bar with an open-kitchen that features locally-sourced ingredients, in Detroit's West Village neighborhood.

"My goal is for Geiger Eat Shop to be an anchor in the community that attracts additional business and traffic to the area," says Cafe Muse’s Greg Reyner.

The 3,000 square foot restaurant, to be located at 8044 Kercheval Ave., will have an open-kitchen, an outdoor patio area, and a private-dining area. Reyner says the 75-seat restaurant will feature locally sourced ingredients and use sustainable practices.

"We strive to use as many local ingredients and Michigan-made products," Reyner says. "The space itself is designed to feel sophisticated, yet comfortable and approachable."

Reyner says Geiger Eat Shop is named after the restaurant his grandparents operated in the 1930s. He says the building, which has been vacant for more than 25 years, will undergo a complete renovation.

The West Village neighborhood is known for its trendy restaurants and shops, such as Craft Work, Sister Pie, and Parker Street Market. The neighborhood is a historic district bounded by Jefferson, Kerchevel, Parker, and Seyburn avenues.

He says the restaurant is expected to open in the second quarter of 2016.​