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

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

One of the most anticipated South Lyon restaurant openings in the latest decades is nearly here.


Tom Palushaj, owner of Dua Vino, expects to welcome diners subsequent thirty day period into the new Italian cafe and bar getting above the previous RCA constructing, 135 E. Lake St.

“We are hoping to open up late February,” Palushaj stated. “We’re selecting team and bringing in furnishings. It truly is been three many years in the building.”

Soon after a lot of delays, brought about by the issues of not only a pandemic but by the intricate particulars of lovingly restoring a 140-year-aged building, all indicators position to in the vicinity of completion.

In the first week of the new 12 months, Dua Vino Expert Cheryl Frasier was conducting interviews in the main floor eating home of the restaurant and was more than delighted to offer 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.

Although the cafe is devoid of most of the furniture that is currently being customized manufactured, the extensive operate that has been accomplished and the resulting result is nonetheless gorgeous.

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In the eating room, a very polished black and white checked ground contrasts with walls that are by switch an eclectic blend of brick with massive patches of aqua-inexperienced plaster, to slate blue wainscoting contrasting with deep, heat chocolate brown paint. Above the principal entrance is stained glass artwork with “1855” and a lion in which has been integrated the letters “INHOC.” (Palushaj claims there is a tale there relevant to a fraternity, but teases that to listen to it, one particular should return to find out it above 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 contact, with heating ducts obvious, and Edison-type lights fixtures dangling. The eating area will keep about 50 friends, as will the upstairs bar, which guests can get to by stairs or elevator. On the way, Frasier proudly reveals one of two massive RCA signs that ended up retained.

Maintaining as a great deal of the building’s heritage as achievable was important to Palushaj. Upstairs in the bar, he and Chef Vilson Keqaj are seated at a table that has been tailor made-designed from previous wood flooring.