Grand Rapids’ Mangiamo closing; new plans for mansion

Mangiamo
An Aug. 16, 2017 photo shows Mangiamo on Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Well-known Grand Rapids restaurant Mangiamo will serve its last meal this weekend.

The Italian restaurant at 1033 Lake Drive SE will close Sunday, according to a Thursday news release.

Mangiamo is owned by the Gilmore Collection, which plans to transform the mansion, carriage house and 3.5 acre space into a catering and event venue. The Gilmore Collection says it plans to rename the business Paddock Place in honor of Capt. Augustus Paddock, who built the mansion in 1873.

The mansion was previously named Paddock Place, according to the Gilmore Collection.

The company says it has offered to transfer all restaurant staff to other restaurants it owns.