Independent owners made significant investments to reconstruct dated properties and bring four attractive new restaurants to Livonia in 2017. Each operate other restaurants in metro Detroit and expanded their business with new locations in the city.
Black Label Tavern opened on Plymouth Road near Stark Road with a variety menu, bar and private dining space. Los Tres Amigos brings a large dining space for its Mexican menu and bar on Middlebelt Road just south of Five Mile Road. Grand Tavern opened at Laurel Park Place Mall with is variety fare and bar. Sapporo Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi provides the full Japanese dining experience on Plymouth Road near Hubbard Road.
Construction will begin soon on a project to demolish the former Champps Restaurant on Haggerty Road near Seven Mile Road and construct a new 10,000-square-foot structure for the national chain, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery.
Panera Bread is constructing a new, freestanding restaurant on Six Mile Road in front of Laurel Park Place Mall, which is scheduled to open sometime in 2018.
Jimmy Johns Sandwiches constructed a free-standing location with drive-through service on Plymouth Road near Farmington Road. The shop will relocate from a smaller location in that area.
Zeal Credit Union expanded into two newly constructed buildings in Livonia in 2017. The credit union’s new headquarters and branch office opened on Newburgh Road near Six Mile Road, and a new branch location opened on Middlebelt Road north of Five Mile Road.
Joe’s Produce adjacent strip center, located on Seven Mile Road east of Farmington Road was renovated in 2017 to include outdoor seating. This was one of several traditional strip centers to be renovated in Livonia in recent years.
Senate Coney Island, operated by the same family for 80 years, is one of Livonia’s most beloved family-dining restaurants on the corner of Plymouth and Stark roads. Another Senate location on Haggerty Road north of Five Mile Road received national attention for its annual effort to provide Thanksgiving meals to those without families during the holiday.
Family-owned Town Place Grill opened a new restaurant in a strip center on the corner of Six Mile and Farmington roads, in the same center as the recently renovated Abbey’s Flooring.
Smoky’s Cigar Lounge opened in summer 2017 on the corner of Newburgh and Six Mile roads to give Livonia its first cigar bar.
In the middle of a sports-craved region, Livonia is home to a number of trendy sports bars that are lively during professional and major college games. A number of these locations underwent renovations in recent years, such as 1-Under Craft Beers and Eats on Five Mile Road, George Murphy’s at the Creek on Seven Mile Road, Coaches Corner on Farmington Road, Tin Cup on Newburgh Road, Bar Louie on Six Mile Road, and O’Malley’s Supper, Spirits and Song on Farmington Road.
Livonia is home to one of Michigan’s two Dave and Busters locations, which provides a large venue for food and drink, video games, and watching games, and attracts patrons from hours away.
One of metro Detroit’s finest restaurant corridors is along Haggerty Road. These fine-dining establishments along Livonia’s western border include Andiamo’s, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Mitchell’s Fish Market, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.