Largest Buffalo Wild Wings In America Opening Sunday In Detroit
The newest location of a popular restaurant chain is about to open in downtown Detroit.
It’s Buffalo Wild Wings, and it’s moving into a historic building on the edge of Greektown.
Detroit 2020 got a look inside.
A dramatic transformation is almost complete. It’s the latest symbol of Detroit’s revitalization…
The Temple of Odd Fellows Building..built nearly140 years ago at the corner of Randolph and Monroe, will be the home of the largest Buffalo Wild Wings in the country.
The man behind it is Michael Ansley…whose Diversified Restaurant Holdings operates 31 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants…
He sees building with potential…and a prime location. “We envision a strong lunch crowd with a lot of the professional companies downtown…it’ll probably transform in the evening to probably a younger crowd,” Ansley told Detroit 2020.
The new restaurant has 95—that’s right—95 tv’s, and it will be able accommodate more than four hundred people on two floors.
Look around, and you’ll see Detroit sports everywhere—from logos on the brick—to historical photos—to jerseys.
The sparkling new kitchen is in a brand new building next door.
On the second floor, there’s a private banquet room, and another room that opens up to an outdoor patio…
And as the finishing touches were being put on the new B-Dubs, as it’s called, some of the more than 150 employees who’ll be working here, were on hand for training..in preparation of this Sunday’s opening.
Ansley is also moving his company’s staff downtown to the top floor of the building.
And he’s not stopping there.
Next door, he’ll be opening a Bagger Dave’s restaurant.
“I love independent restaurants—I think they’re great and I think chain restaurants are great so I think a good mix is a healthy environment..it’ll help the renaissance of Detroit,” Ansley said.
On Wednesday, December 26th, the new BWW expects a big crowd when Central Michigan plays in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field.