The Mill launches Supper Club this Fall

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From staff reports

The Mill in Glen Arbor will launch its long anticipated restaurant this fall in the historic Brammer flour mill on the Crystal River. The Mill announced its Supper Club on Instagram today with 12 dates between mid-October and mid-December. Those dates are Oct. 13-14, Oct. 26-27, Nov. 9-10, Nov. 21-22, Dec. 8-9, and Dec. 17-18. Tickets will be available next week on

According to Kelsey Duda, owner of Fernhaus Studios, which manages The Mill, supper club tickets will start at $75 per person. The Mill will announce more holiday events later this fall. The Mill opened its cafe earlier this spring and remains open Thursday-Monday, 8 am-4 pm.

“The community we all share has been patient and curious for what is next at The Mill Glen Arbor,” general manager Corey Smith wrote to the Sun. “Opening the cafe this summer was momentous, but this supper club series will allow for us to engage with our customer base on a level that me and my team are proud to show off. We are excited to host you all.”

Executive chef Bobby Thoits added, “We believe that food is community. This supper club series is a way for us to connect with our community by preparing a series of intimate, family-style dinners, utilizing our local ingredients.”

The Mill’s staff also manages Millie’s, Glen Arbor’s new pizza joint which opened in August on the footprint of the former Riverfront Pizza. Millie’s now offers entire pizza pies and sandwiches, and the ability to pre-order via telephone. Millie’s is open Thursday-Sunday, 4-8 pm.

Brew, the coffee shop in downtown Traverse City, which is also run by Duda and The Mill team, will re-open next month as a pop-up called “Outpost” and serve bread and bakery items made at The Mill in Glen Arbor. The operation is owned by Turner Booth, a business partner with George Cochrane of the Cochrane Booth & Co. investment firm. Cochrane is also part owner of the Delamar, the former Holiday Inn on West Grand Traverse Bay. The team also owns Leland’s Riverside Inn and the former Sugarfoot Saloon property near Sugar Loaf in Cedar. Duda said any work on the Sugarfoot property is a ways off.

“We want to get things in order in Glen Arbor first and then begin dreaming about that project.” A first phase of that project in the heart of Leelanau County could hypothetically commence next year, Duda said.