DETROIT (CBS Detroit) The wings may be finger food, but the footprint of the newest Buffalo Wild Wings in the chain will be astronomical — and it’s right here in Detroit.
The 12,000 square-foot restaurant, reportedly the largest Buffalo Wild Wings ever, opens at noon Sunday.
It will take over the old Temple of Oddfellows Building on Randolph in Detroit, on the border between Greektown and Campus Martius. It’s a stone’s throw from the big Christmas tree and skating rink that are bringing families to Detroit from all around the metro area this time of year.
Bagger Dave’s is opening next door. On three floors, the new Buffalo Wild Wings will seat more than 400 people and have a separate banquet room for parties. Boasting 95 TVs, Detroit sports teams dominate the decor at the newest site.
Brick walls, exposed 150-year-old wooden beams and a replica of the tiger that stands at Comerica Park will give it a unique look.
The new facility comes courtesy of Southfield-based Diversified Restaurant Holdings, which has 31 other Buffalo Wild Wings in Michigan and Florida.
“Literally, my broker and I have been working on this for 3½ years,” Ansley said in an interview earlier this year with Crain’s Detroit. “I knew I wanted to be down there, but what sold me was when I went there a couple years ago, sitting in Campus Martius, looking at that building. That is what sold me.”