It's a sad sight when iconic institutions in local neighborhoods fade far from their former glory. Along Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue sits the Vinsetta Garage, which officially its doors closed in 2010. This story doesn't have a sad ending, however, as the garage has been given a new lease on life, and will continue to serve customers in a whole new way.
Curt Catallo and wife Ann Stevenson are hard at work turning the classically styled building into a new place to eat delicious food. The pair own two other restaurants in metro Detroit, Clarkston Union and Union Woodshop. Stevenson fell in love with the wonderful architecture inside and states that she has no plans to change it.
The husband and wife team aren't alone in their Vinsetta Garage culinary adventure. AutoWeek publisher KC Crain has signed on to partner with Catallo and Stevenson. Crain plans to throw a party in the garage during the Woodward Dream Cruise to celebrate the new venture. To prep the building before the festivities, Crain replaced the roof, repaved the parking lot, removed the garage equipment and had the place thoroughly cleaned.
Detroit foodies and automotive enthusiasts plan to keep your eyes peeled and your stomachs ready for the opening slated for sometime next spring.