Ted Fricano said he plans to open a new Fricano restaurant, “Fricano’s Manistee River” in late fall, in an interview with the News Advocate. However, he does not have an exact date at the moment but the plan is for the end of the fall. Fricano purchased the property at 440 River Street, the former site of the Boathouse Grill on January 28. Since then it has undergone extensive renovations. Fricano said he plans to completely redo the building’s facade and had already gutted much of the interior since spring.
“This property is the gateway to the city via the river,” said Fricano, stressing the importance of the location.