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

1 of the most anticipated South Lyon cafe openings in recent years is pretty much right here.

Really.

Tom Palushaj, proprietor of Dua Vino, expects to welcome diners next thirty day period into the new Italian cafe and bar getting over the old RCA building, 135 E. Lake St.

“We’re hoping to open up late February,” Palushaj explained. “We are hiring team and bringing in furnishings. It can be been a few decades in the generating.”

Following various delays, brought on by the difficulties of not only a pandemic but by the intricate specifics of lovingly restoring a 140-year-previous constructing, all indicators position to in close proximity to completion.

In the 1st 7 days of the new yr, Dua Vino Guide Cheryl Frasier was conducting interviews in the key ground eating place of the restaurant and was additional than happy 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.

When the restaurant is devoid of most of the furnishings that is getting tailor made made, the extensive work that has been finished and the resulting impact is even so gorgeous.

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In the dining area, a remarkably polished black and white checked flooring contrasts with partitions that are by switch an eclectic mix of brick with large patches of aqua-green plaster, to slate blue wainscoting contrasting with deep, warm chocolate brown paint. Higher than the principal entrance is stained glass artwork with “1855” and a lion in which has been incorporated the letters “INHOC.” (Palushaj suggests there is a story there associated to a fraternity, but teases that to hear it, one particular have to return to discover it over 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 adds an industrial touch, with heating ducts seen, and Edison-style lighting fixtures dangling. The dining place will maintain about 50 attendees, as will the upstairs bar, which people can reach by stairs or elevator. On the way, Frasier proudly reveals a person of two massive RCA symptoms that were being retained.

Retaining as a great deal of the building’s heritage as possible was crucial to Palushaj. Upstairs in the bar, he and Chef Vilson Keqaj are seated at a desk that has been custom-manufactured from outdated wood flooring.