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Birmingham | Michigan

220 Merrill

After acquiring the property in 2014, Elia Group completed a historic restoration to transform the property into an iconic destination making it one of the top 100 independently owned volume restaurants in America, consistently winning awards with food and liquor sales.



HOUR Magazine, Best of Detroit


OpenTable Diner’s Choice

2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

220 Merrill Exterior
220 Merrill Fuzzy Bubbles

Transforming Historic into Iconic

– Located in Downtown Birmingham, MI, 220 Merrill restaurant is housed in the “Old Detroit Edison” building that was established in 1932. The building was originally constructed by The Detroit Edison Company and served as the offices for the Northern Metro Detroit suburbs.

– In August 1979, one of the first full-service restaurants in the city was born as 220 Merrill Street Restaurant which operated as a local gathering place for over 15 years.

– Elia Group acquired the property in 2014 and collaborated with esteemed restoration architects in order to update and renovate while preserving the authenticity and details of the historic building.

– Transformed one of the oldest restaurants in Birmingham into an iconic destination restaurant, lounge, and meeting place for business leaders and high-end food and drink connoisseurs in Metro Detroit.

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