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One-Eyed Betty’s Owners to Bestow 24-Hour Dining and Neapolitan Pizza on Nine Mile

The people behind One-Eyed Betty's are heading the projects.

Pop's For Italian will face Nine Mile, while The Daily Dinette will face the back alley.
Pop's For Italian will face Nine Mile, while The Daily Dinette will face the back alley.
Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Two new restaurant concepts are set to takeover the vacant Buffalo Wild Wings and Twisted Shamrock spaces on Nine Mile in Ferndale. The owners of One-Eyed Betty's are behind the developments, according to Oakland County 115; however, since the initial announcement the projects appear to have undergone a slight makeover.

DBusiness reports that the 200-seat Pop's For Italian will face Nine Mile and deliver a wide variety of wines, grilled breads, pasta, salads, steaks, chops, fish, and Neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. Birmingham-based design firm Ron and Roman is working on the space which will feature natural wood ceilings, a U-shaped bar, slate floors, and a wine and beer garden "tree branches that [are] designed to replicate an Italian piazza." The restaurant façade is also gaining a set of garage doors.

Photo: Brenna Houck

Meanwhile, the group is putting in a more casual, 24-hour cafe called The Daily Dinette behind Pop's. The Dinette will seat 60 and offer espresso, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, hot dogs, burgers, and fries. The Detroit Free Press reports that this smaller concept is slated to open in mid-December.

Ferndale is set to receive several new dining options this fall. Plant-based project GreenSpace Café is inching closer to a debut with the build-out nearly complete, while just a few steps down the block Dinner Club Pop-Up is renovating a new concept. East of the main downtown area, Toast Restaurant Group's locavore-centric Otus Supply Co. is nearing completion and the region's first-ever kitty café is expected to swing open next month on Livernois.

Pop's For Italian

280 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA