phase 3. 2023
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redevelopment project. 215 N. Mill St. property, located at the tip of Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. The 100' x 100' Northport property is a 4-phase project. phase 1. Two-story NORTH END GUEST HOUSE renovation and conversion. Courtyard refurbishment. Notable facade mural feature by artist W.C.Bevan, Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN and bed plantings. phase 2. Lake-themed retail marketplace to accompany Y & L branded merchandise (2021). Interactive 'store within a store' concept - 'HIDDEN TOYS' (2022). phase 3. Restaurant and bar renovation and activation. Front yard 'Beer Garden' seating area creation with custom Airstream-style service bar feature and pergola. Courtyard seating area and event space creation. phase 4. Activations including music performances, pop-up suppers with visiting chefs, classes with specialty cooks, bakers and mixologists. Special event programming featuring Michigan vineyards, breweries and distilleries. Venue rental (courtyard, front yard, interior) for weddings and special events. Special programming and participation in community festivals and celebrations.
Leelanau Ticker 8/21
“The core of our passion is adaptive reuse…that is true in Detroit, and there is a complete parallel here, taking under-utilized historic buildings and spaces and bringing new use and increased vitality to the properties.”
Leelanau Enterprise, 6/18
“Northport has a strong arts community, and we want to keep nourishing it. It’s a challenging mural facade because of the architectural detailing of the building. Will was perfectly suited for it. This type of architectural challenge is right in his wheelhouse.” And the town at the tip of the peninsula seems to have welcomed the building’s new look with open arms....The “North End Guest House” located on the building’s upper level, is outfitted as an artist’s loft with an airy, open feel. The apartment will house visiting, artists, musicians and chefs all season long.”
Leelanau Ticker 6/22
"...It’s a pintsized, lake-loving oasis.
"...the hidden locale and postage stamp footprint is a natural fit for small Northport shoppers with big imaginations."
RE: HIDDEN TOYS