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Posted on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 3:31 p.m.

Barbecue restaurant receives approval to open in downtown Dexter

By Lizzy Alfs

Related story: Detroit barbecue restaurant signs lease for former Packard Pub in Ann Arbor

Following in the footsteps of Washtenaw County’s growing restaurant niche, a barbecue restaurant received approval this week to open in downtown Dexter.


A new barbecue restaurant will take the place of Jake's BBQ Shack in Dexter.

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Scot Thomas, who operates the seasonal barbecue stand Chuckwagon Barbecue in Dexter, plans to open Wild West Barbecue Adventures at 8050 Main St., the Dexter Patch reports.

Jake’s Place, then Jake’s BBQ Shack, most recently occupied the building before the owner filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, according to the report.

Read the full Dexter Patch report here.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at


Catherine Bosma

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 2:45 p.m.

I've had their BBQ, it's pretty dang good. I would have loved to see a little taqueria go in there, but hey, in the pizza capitol of SE Michigan I'll take whatever diversity I can get! Good luck guys!

Pam Wilson

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 9:19 p.m.

Wild West? Adventures? A very unappealing name for a small midwestern town in Michigan. Love his barbecue. Re-think the name?


Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 3 a.m.

Come on pam. Maybe It will have a theme of the west inside the building with cowboys and Indians or something. I'd go check it out then. Its bbq so it needs a something wild and fun and not "small midwestern" which is "unappealing".