GROW Owners Propose New Restaurant Concept in Saugatuck

Payleitner will be a chef-driven, fast casual restaurant following sustainability best practices
Payleitner space 2024 water street
Street view: Google Earth Pro

Those living in Saugatuck must be familiar with GROW Cafe + Bistro. After a successful run of eight years, the restaurant was recently put up for sale by owners Lindsay and Alec Payleitner. A few months later, the couple appeared in front of Saugatuck’s Planning Commission on Thursday, Jan. 18, with plans for a new eatery called Payleitner at 650 Water St. The new restaurant is anticipated to open in the spring.

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The space was previously occupied by River Market Deli, which closed in 2021 after the building was sold. The space has remained vacant since then. The proposed restaurant will have an indoor dining area with up to 49 seats and an outdoor dining area with a capacity of up to 30. The Payleitners also plan to transfer their existing liquor license to the new restaurant to offer beer, wine, and cocktails for on-site consumption and social district takeaway.

Payleitners plans to create a chef-driven fast casual concept and will inherit the gratuity-free model practiced by GLOW. The new restaurant will also use all compostable eat-ware and drink-ware for enhanced sustainability. This story was first reported by Austin Metz on Holland Sentinel. By the time of coverage, the owners had not replied to What Now Detroit‘s request for comments.

Xiao daCunha

Xiao daCunha

Xiao Faria daCunha is a practicing visual artist and independent journalist covering what's happening in the Midwest belt. Xiao has written for Chicago Reader, BlockClub Chicago, BRIDGE Chicago, Urban Matter, The Pitch KC, and KCUR. She considers all her practices essential for speaking on behalf of those who haven't been heard, and she sheds light on what hasn't been seen, whether it's emotional, cultural or societal.
Xiao daCunha

Xiao daCunha

Xiao Faria daCunha is a practicing visual artist and independent journalist covering what's happening in the Midwest belt. Xiao has written for Chicago Reader, BlockClub Chicago, BRIDGE Chicago, Urban Matter, The Pitch KC, and KCUR. She considers all her practices essential for speaking on behalf of those who haven't been heard, and she sheds light on what hasn't been seen, whether it's emotional, cultural or societal.

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