Art and Jakes planning to open sports bar in Northville Township

It's been several years since Art and Jake's sports bar announced its intentions to locate a new restaurant at 39715 Six Mile. Announced before the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant has since sat vacant with weeds growing on the property and other issues.

But after several years, plans continue to move forward to renovate the building and reopen the space as a restaurant. Design plans were reviewed by the Northville Township Planning Commission at its Oct. 25 meeting, with commissioners expressing approval for the plans to renovate the building.

Originally, plans called for the current building to look completely different, said Jennifer Frey, township planner. Now, the bar owners plan to renovate the current building and make improvements to what is already on site, something needed given the current status of the building,

Art and Jake's is a chain of sports bars that has locations in Clarkston, Shelby Township, Washington Township, Sterling Heights and Newnan, Georgia. It serves up dishes such as salads, chicken wings, sandwiches, burgers and more.

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