New development planned near Detroit's Eastern Market

4.3-acre development located at a 'gateway to downtown,' developer says


DETROIT – A new development is planned for the old Joe Muer restaurant site in Detroit.

The Platform has entered into an agreement to transform the 4.3-acre location, bounded by Gratiot Avenue, St. Aubin Avenue, East Vernor Highway and the Dequindre Cut. The initial concept calls for a mixed-used development expected to include multi-family housing with commercial and retail businesses. Landscaping and public space will also be incorporated, a press release said. 

The Platform, one of Detroit's leading developers of mixed-used properties, described the property as a "gateway to downtown."

The Joe Muer restaurant was founded in 1929 and known not only for its seafood, but its steaks and chops. The building closed in 1998 and was torn down in 2002. A new Joe Muer restaurant has been open in the Renaissance Center since 2012.

Here's a map of the location: 


And another view of the development's location: