Friday, April 19, 2013
The restaurant, which features rock cooking at the table, opened in Novi earlier this month.
Black Rock Bar & Grill brings a new kind of dining to Novi. For those who haven't been before, Black Rock features rock cooking, a unique style in which customers can cook their food themselves at their table. It requires a heated granite stone that can be placed on the table at about 800 degrees Fahrenheit. >>Watch how rock cooking works in the video to the right. Black Rock opened its Novi location April 2 at Fountain Walk at the previous Godaiko location. Branden Morganroth, general manager of the restaurant, called it a soft opening without a lot of advertising. But that didn't negatively affect business. "Our weekends have been really killer so far," he said. The restaurant is getting a lot of people who haven’t experienced the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The restaurant is expected to open its Novi location in April, and the owners are looking to hire the staff.
Black Rock Bar & Grill is on schedule to open its Novi location in April, and now the owners are starting to hire their staff. A posting on the Black Rock Facebook page says, "We are receiving many resumes in the mail and on line and are starting the interviewing process this week." The post says those interested in applying can send their résumé to 10096 Highland Road, Hartland, MI 48353 or apply online. According to the restaurant's job posting on myfoxdetroit.com, the owners are looking to hire 60 employees to be hostesses, bussers, servers, bartenders, line cooks, food expeditors and dishwashers. The Novi restaurant will be located in Fountain Walk at the previous Godaiko location. It will be very similar to the original and popular …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Northville residents Mark and Jordan Dick hope to "surprise and delight" customers at the new JD Racing in Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk.
Go-karting isn't just for kids anymore. At the new JD Racing Indoor Karting in Novi, adults can get in the driver's seat to experience a fast-paced race on a challenging track. Father and son Mark and Jordan Dick, of Northville, recently opened the business in Fountain Walk and have geared it toward adults and young adults. "People walk in and they think it's either a fun park or an amusement park," Mark Dick said. "Then they look around and think, 'Wow, it's not what I expected,' but in a good way. Then it's our job to delight them with the experience." Patrons need only be 54" to drive, but Mark said the track can be challenging for younger children. At approximately 1,100 feet long, the track is designed to be technical, with many turns…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
GFS is looking to open a marketplace in Fountain Walk.
Gordon Food Service is hoping to open a marketplace location in Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk in Novi, according to an article in the Observer & Eccentric. The article states that the City of Novi Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan for the 16,000-square-foot store. According to the GFS website, the company has more than 150 marketplace locations in nine states. The marketplace stores offer both case and individual quantities of food. The plan will now go before the City Council at a future meeting for final approval. GFS also has nearby locations in Wixom, Farmington Hills, Livonia and Canton.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The new restaurant combines Scottish, Irish and English tradition.
Tilted Kilt, a new pub and eatery that opened Dec. 1 in Novi's Fountain Walk, is the first of its franchise to open in Michigan. The restaurant features 30 draft beers on tap including local beers like Short's Soft Parade, Fat Tire and Magic Hat #9. "It's a great sports viewing atmosphere, great service. Our slogan is: Cold Beer Never Looked So Good," said General Manager Brian Meussner. The female servers, who wear plaid kilts, are a big part of the Tilted Kilt experience and are featured in their own calendar. Sports watching is another part of the experience as there are more than 50 televisions in the Tilted Kilt, so patrons can count on seeing their favorite games, Meussner said. "Wings and burgers are always a big hit," he said …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The restaurant features rock cooking at the table.
Black Rock Bar & Grill is coming to Novi. The owners of the popular Hartland restaurant plan to open a second location in Novi in April. "We're bringing Novi something that they'll enjoy. We're going to work hard for them," said Lonny Morganroth, who co-owns the restaurants with his wife, Janette. The Novi restaurant will be located in Fountain Walk at the previous Godaiko location. It will be very similar to the original Hartland restaurant, which opened in the fall of 2010. Black Rock features rock cooking, a unique style in which customers can cook their food themselves at their table. It requires a heated granite stone that can be placed on the table at about 800 degrees Fahrenheit. >>Watch how rock cooking works in the video, right. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The road repairs are expected to take a few weeks.
Fountain Walk Drive will close Wednesday for construction that is expected to last 2-3 weeks. The road will be closed between I-96 and Donelson while the work is completed. The detour from Novi Road is westbound on West Oaks Drive South, to southbound Donelson Drive, to westbound Fountain Walk. It is part of the project in the West Oaks and Fountain Walk area that includes the rehabilitation of three roads. The construction on West Oaks Drive and South Karevich Drive is mostly complete, and the roads are open to traffic. According to Novi Director of Public Services/City Engineer Rob Hayes, the $524,000 project is being funded by the City’s Major and Local Street Funds.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Rojo Mexican Bistro in Novi is celebrating its new menu by offering customers a printable voucher good for one free 'Kick Ass Taco' on Aug. 2.
Two words: free tacos! In celebration of its new menu, Rojo Mexican Bistro has declared Thursday Free Taco Day, where every guest can enjoy live music and a free 'Kick Ass Taco.' You can grab your free taco at the Novi location in Fountain Walk. “We look forward to providing an opportunity for our loyal and new customers to be our guests and taste the newest additions to our menu including Shrimp Diabla Tacos, Tacos de Chorizo, and Portabello Tacos," said Dan Linnen, co-owner of Rojo Mexican Bistro, in a prepared statement. Free taco vouchers can be printed off Rojo’s website and be used for any one of the restaurant’s 15 new Kick Ass Tacos, with the exception of the Kick Ass Grande Taco. No additional purchases are necessary, but the …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The outlet will open in the former Great Indoors space in Novi this September.
A Sears Outlet store will open in Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk in Novi in mid-September, according to Brandon Gartman, the divisional vice president for Sears Outlets. A grand opening will be held in early October. The outlet store will be located in the former Great Indoors location. The Great Indoors, which is owned by Sears, was closed this summer after the company decided to shut down all nine of its nationwide locations. The Sears Outlet will sell refurbished and un-sold products from Sears stores including the following: "If you get a refrigerator to your home, and it has a dent it, and you're like, 'No, I don't want that,' then we get that, make sure it's still functional, clean it up, make sure it's repaired, and then we …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The building will include room for eight new businesses to move in to the Novi area.
A new 60,000 square foot retail building will soon be constructed in Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk in Novi. The Novi City Council approved the preliminary site plan for the building at its meeting Monday night. The 57,793 square foot retail building will include the following: Approximately 224 parking spaces will also be added to the development. "This is another positive sign for that area," said Novi City Manager Clay Pearson at the meeting. The building will be constructed in the vacant land behind Dick's Sporting Goods and Chuck E. Cheese's According to the Council action item, the owner plans to get the construction done as soon as possible, but doesn't want to overcommit on the building until he can get some leases in place…