Chef Allison Anastasio has finally found a permanent location for Last Bite at The Newton of Ypsilanti.
The Newton is a renovated house from the 1870’s featuring four large community gathering rooms that can be rented for private events. The lowest level holds a 1700’s style tavern installed in 1930 by the historic house’s namesake, Charles Newton. Newton worked for Henry Ford curating historical buildings for Greenfield Village. After they had collected one too many buildings, Ford gifted the tavern to Newton for his personal use.
The Newton also offers three upstairs suites for guests to stay overnight. The Barnard Suite features one deluxe king-sized bed with an attached sitting room, and the Newton Suite has two full bedrooms that connect to a living area. The Queen Suite is the largest room at the Newton and offers a deluxe king-sized bed and a living area.
The Newton of Ypsilanti has a unique historic backdrop where guests can gather with friends, enjoy a locally sourced meal, interact with local artists and enjoy a comforting weekend stay.
Beginning on April 15th, 2022 the suites will be available for rent as an updated bed & breakfast with catered meals from Last Bite. Meals will be focused on handcrafted foods and local produce, and are included as part of packages for overnight guests.
Later this year, Last Bite plans to host and cater a multitude of intimate community events at The Newton, as well as resume regular in-person cooking classes and workshops in a teaching kitchen. More event programming is also coming later this year, including gatherings of all kinds that will be open to the public.
The Newton of Ypsilanti is located at 220 South Huron St. in Ypsilanti. More information can be found on their website and through their newsletter available here!