Melange Bistro sold as new owners plan to emphasize 'better' food
Laura Wanke and her husband, Chris Wanke, told “The Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider” that they had purchased the restaurant, which had been on the market for about five years — and they're changing the restaurant's name to simply Melange.
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Laura and Chris Wanke said they joined business partners Scott Burk and Jay Mullick to purchase the restaurant from its previous owners, including Jay’s uncle, Dilip Mullick.
Melange — which had the fourth highest liquor sales in 2009 among Ann Arbor bars, according to a list of state statistics compiled by AnnArbor.com — will maintain a “Eurasian fusion” flavor, Chris Wanke said.
“The town knows the place as a bar, but we also have really good food and we really want to try to refocus our company and let people know that we have great food and we have a great happy hour, we have great appetizers,” he said. “The food we’re just trying to make better overall.”
They've already introduced a late-night menu that runs until 1 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.