A highly visible change came to the 200-block of Washington Square in Downtown Lansing
earlier this spring when the Wild Beaver Saloon transformed into a whole new kind of bar.
“It was operated and very successful for two years, almost to the date,” says Jerome Abood of Wild Beaver Saloon. “We closed it and remodeled the interior and exterior, and created an entirely new concept called Eden Rock
. Our decision to close the Wild Beaver and convert to Eden Rock was all positive.”
The physical renovations include a cool white and blue exterior, classy outdoor seating and retractable glass doors.
“Like most of these buildings, being over 100 years old, they all offer so much charisma and charm,” says Abood. “From the beginning, our designs always wanted these bold architectural traits to be included as much as possible into the design to enhance the effect and feel of the casual diner or late night entertainment energy.
Eden Rock first opened over Memorial Day with weekend hours, and the 3,800 square foot bar and restaurant is now open six days a week. The new menu features organic, homemade recipes such as pizza, pasta dishes, nachos, tacos, fresh-made salsa, bean and cheese dips.
“The menu is to complement the interior,” says Abood, “fresh and eclectic, yet comfortable and familiar.”
Eden Rock currently employs 20 workers. Abood plans to allow Eden Rock to continue to grow and evolve while serving the Downtown Lansing market.