New Rosie O’Grady’s in Ferndale planning for early summer open

It might look like a busy construction site now, but the new home of Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub isn’t far from becoming downtown Ferndale’s newest attraction.

The
owners plan to finish the job and move into the new space on West 9
Mile Road in either late May or early June. They started turning the
old Eyeglass Factory into 15,000 square feet of dining and drinking
space last fall.

“We gutted the building and started from scratch,” says Ed Jeffery, vice president of operations for Rosie O’Grady’s. “It had never been a restaurant before.”

The
venerable Ferndale institution is still in its original location at 175
W Troy St., which has served as a bar for almost a century. It will
continue to do so even after Rosie O’Grady’s moves. The owners plan to
remodel the old site into a Mexican restaurant. That should be done
within 3-6 months after construction starts.

Source: Ed Jeffery, vice president of operations for Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub
Writer: Jon Zemke