Palace Announces Final Round Of Renovations, Including Re-Branded Dining Space
Palace Sports & Entertainment yesterday announced the details of the "third and final phase" of its $40M renovation project, "most notably a re-branded Palace Grille," according to Melody Baetens of the DETROIT NEWS. Among the completed improvements are "an updated 160-capacity dining space, a revamped menu and an effort to attract diners before events." Palace President & CEO Dennis Mannion said, "We want to compete with restaurants in the Birmingham and Auburn Hills area." The Pistons will "offer locally sourced menu items that may change depending on what kind of event is happening at The Palace, be it a rock concert, hip-hop show or Pistons game." Exec Chef Terrance Louzon said, "The clientele and the demographics is so much different from a concert than a game." Baetens notes here is an effort to "serve Michigan products at the bar, with 15 Michigan beers and several local wines, too." Other renovations in this third phase include "an overhaul of the 100- and 200-level suites, which have new flooring, sleek new furniture and redone terrace seating." Changes also include a "new concierge lounge for premium season ticket holders, a re-launched President’s Club for corporate meetings, entertaining and networking, updates to the Coors Light Cold Zone bar and upgrades for greater handicap access" (DETROIT NEWS, 2/13).