Dua Vino Italian restaurant, bar in South Lyon prepares to open

Dua Vino Italian restaurant, bar in South Lyon prepares to open

Just one of the most expected South Lyon restaurant openings in modern years is virtually listed here.


Tom Palushaj, proprietor of Dua Vino, expects to welcome diners next month into the new Italian restaurant and bar getting more than the outdated RCA developing, 135 E. Lake St.

“We are hoping to open up late February,” Palushaj explained. “We are choosing team and bringing in household furniture. It really is been a few a long time in the building.”

Just after numerous delays, caused by the problems of not only a pandemic but by the intricate details of lovingly restoring a 140-yr-old creating, all indicators issue to close to completion.

In the initially week of the new calendar year, Dua Vino Specialist Cheryl Frasier was conducting interviews in the main flooring dining space of the cafe and was a lot more than satisfied to supply an impromptu tour.

Dua Vino, 135 E. Lake Street in South Lyon, plans to open in late February 2023 to the delight of foodies who have been waiting three years.

Whilst the cafe is devoid of most of the household furniture that is being customized produced, the extensive get the job done that has been completed and the resulting influence is even so spectacular.

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In the dining room, a really polished black and white checked floor contrasts with walls that are by switch an eclectic combine of brick with huge patches of aqua-inexperienced plaster, to slate blue wainscoting contrasting with deep, heat chocolate brown paint. Previously mentioned the key entrance is stained glass artwork with “1855” and a lion in which has been integrated the letters “INHOC.” (Palushaj says there is a story there related to a fraternity, but teases that to hear it, a single should return to learn it in excess of a glass of wine.)

Cheryl Frasier shows the upstairs bar at Dua Vino, Jan. 4, 2023. The South Lyon restaurant, formerly the RCA building, plans to welcome guests in late February.

The lofty ceiling provides an industrial touch, with heating ducts obvious, and Edison-style lighting fixtures dangling. The dining home will keep about 50 friends, as will the upstairs bar, which site visitors can access by stairs or elevator. On the way, Frasier proudly displays one of two large RCA signs that were being retained.

Holding as considerably of the building’s historical past as attainable was vital to Palushaj. Upstairs in the bar, he and Chef Vilson Keqaj are seated at a table that has been custom-designed from previous wood flooring.