Aubree's in Ypsilanti Township to close temporarily for renovations
Tom Perkins | AnnArbor.com
The restaurant will close at 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and reopen at 11 a.m. Nov. 5.
Renovations include a new sign on the building, changing the name from “Tavern” to “Grill," painting, removing carpeting and reconfiguring the kitchen.
“We realized after polling some of our guests that the word 'tavern' didn’t exactly fit who we are or our brand,” said Andy French, Aubree’s CFO, in a news release.
A new four-burner stove will also be installed in the kitchen, allowing the restaurant to offer different menu entrees, according to the release. The new menu will feature chicken parmesan, beef medallions and spaghetti and meatballs.
“As a company, we are excited to see our new name on the front of the building and to be able to freshen up the interior for our guests,” French said.
There are five Aubree’s restaurants in Michigan, including one in Ypsilanti's Depot Town and a new franchise in Dexter.
The restaurant was approved by the state of Michigan to begin franchising in March 2011, and the owners hope to open several more franchises in addition to the Dexter location.