By Christy Strawser
Many were sad when the iconic Barnes and Noble closed in downtown Royal Oak, a victim of Amazon book sales and skyrocketing rent.
Now you can dry your tears. Just don’t rub your eyes — because they’ll be full of blue cheese dressing.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Inspiring Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
Buffalo Wild Wings is opening March 2 in the former Barnes and Noble location on Main Street and as a gift to fans of saucy chicken, they’re giving away free wings to the first 100 people who visit.
But it doesn’t end on day one. The first 100 guests through the door for the grand opening will receive free wings for an entire year, according to The Daily Tribune in Royal Oak.READ MORE: 10 Places To Celebrate National Barbecue Day In Metro Detroit
“The move from Ferndale to Royal Oak will give us much needed room to expand. We are moving into a 9,100-square-foot space that is nearly 30 percent larger than our previous restaurant,” said T. Michael Ansley, president and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc., in a press release.
“We also love the location in Royal Oak, at arguably one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the region. It offers the same cool downtown vibe as the nearby Ferndale location, but with more space. We foresee this new location quickly becoming a popular gathering spot for many.”
As an added bonus, for the first week they’re in business, 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland County.MORE NEWS: Chief Search: Detroit Board Of Police Commissioners Agree To Find Candidates