1) Royal Oak: Despite some public opposition, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a plan for ROAK Brewing Company last month, the Free Press reports. According to the company's license petition, the owners plan to spend approximately $1.2 million on renovations to an industrial warehouse at 323 E. Lincoln. The space will include a taproom with seating for 77 people and a small outdoor dining area.
2) West Village: Hatch 2014 winner Sister Pie is working towards an early spring opening date, the bakery announced in an October newsletter. Currently, they're working with designers at Laavu Studio to complete the floor plans for their brick-and-mortar shop in the West Village.
3) Midtown: Last week, Crain's got a look inside HopCat-Detroit. Once completed, the two-story building will have a 600-person capacity. In addition to The Huma Room-a live music venue-the second floor will house a four-season patio.
4) Ann Arbor: Grocery chain Plum Market has submitted a rezoning request and site plane for a new location Ann Arbor. According to MLive, the company will spend approximately $12.5 million on the site.