Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hello Friends of The Whitney!

I wanted to let you know we're continuing to make progress. Hopefully you've seen or heard some of the wonderful publicity we've received in the past few weeks -- articles in dbusiness and HOUR Magazine, stories in Crain's Detroit Business and the local newspapers, interviews on WDET and with Dick Purtan on WOMC, plus spots on 89X and 97.1 plugging our Friday night garden parties. We owe our friends in the media a big THANK YOU!Our new chef, Michael Lutes, is settled in and has made big changes -- for the better -- to our menu. Visitors, happily, are raving about the food. Master Sommalier Claudia Tyagi continues to update the wine list with great local, national and international wines to tempt any palate. We've had some big private parties and lots and lots of walk-in customers who recognize our General Manager, Geoffrey Browing, from his days at Joe Muer's and are happy to have him back on the Detroit restaurant scene.Renovations continue. The front walks and gardens and driveway resurfacing should be completed this week which will finish our outside work for awhile. We've stripped and repainted three more rooms on the second floor and removed the carpeting to expose beautiful parquet floors which we're ruminating over whether to polish and leave uncovered, or to carpet. We're about to order carpet for several of the downstairs rooms and are pushing, pushing, pushing to get our new bar/lounge on the first floor before the holidays. We'll definitely have an updated look to the third floor bar -- not the whole area, just the bar itself -- before the year is up. And we're getting some good entertainment up there on the weekends.It's all very exciting. Come see for yourself and let us know what you think.

Bud Liebler, Proprietor

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