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.
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.