Detroit Is Getting a Massive Restaurant at RenCen

It's the latest move from James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain

One of Detroit's most opulent restaurant spaces has a new tenant. After being vacant for the past year, the 71st and 72nd floors of the GM Renaissance Center will begin renovations in March to become chef Shawn McClain's latest spot, the Metro Times reports. The space formerly housed Coach Insignia, a 20,000-square-foot, fine dining destination known for its sweeping Motor City views.

Though more details have yet to be announced, McClain tells the Metro Times the space will most likely involve multiple dining concepts for guests looking for a dinner experience ranging from "a little more casual to something that's a little more refined."

Despite living in Detroit for the past seven years, this will be McClain's first restaurant in the city. The James Beard Award winner currently owns other restaurants in both Las Vegas and Chicago.