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Posted on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:59 a.m.

Owners of Knight's Steakhouse sign lease to open restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor

By Lizzy Alfs


Don Knight, Colliers International's Jim Chaconas, Jeff Knight, Colliers International's Brendan Cavender and developer Ron Hughes outside the former Borders building in downtown Ann Arbor.

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The owners of Ann Arbor’s Knight’s Steakhouse and Knight’s Market plan to bring their acclaimed meat products and strong cocktails to downtown Ann Arbor.

The Knight family, which also owns a Knight’s Steakhouse location in Jackson, signed a lease this week for 3,500 square feet of the former Borders flagship store. The restaurant will anchor the corner of East Liberty and Maynard streets.


The downtown restaurant will be similar to the Knight's Steakhouse on Dexter Avenue, including the black chess piece sign.

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“We’ve been looking for the right location for about five years,” said Don Knight, who runs the restaurant on Dexter Avenue. “When we saw this spot become available, we thought it could be really cool.”

The move comes 61 years after Ray Knight opened Knight’s Market at 420 Miller Ave., and nearly 30 years after he purchased Annie’s Dugout at 2324 Dexter Ave., opening the now-iconic Knight’s Steakhouse. Ray’s five children run the family businesses after Ray died in February.

Despite the economic downturn and construction that closed Dexter Avenue for months, the strong business at Knight’s fueled the decision to open a second restaurant in Ann Arbor.

“We’re excited about it,” said Jeff Knight, who oversees the business side of things. “It’s a little different for us, and it’s a big financial commitment for the family, but we're comfortable with it.” Although there will be some differences at the downtown restaurant, the Knights said the important qualities — good food, strong drinks and a sense of community — will stay the same.

“It’s going to be comfortable and casual,” said Jeff. “It’s not going to be like you’re walking into a new world, you’re going to be walking into a Knight’s.”

Knight’s is the first announced tenant for the first floor of the former Borders building, which is being redeveloped by Ron Hughes of Hughes Properties and is listed for lease with Colliers International. Hughes is subdividing the vacant space into five restaurant and retail spaces on the first floor, with office space on the second floor.

In January, technology company PRIME Research North America signed a lease for 16,000 square feet of office space on the building’s second floor. Colliers International’s Jim Chaconas said negotiations are underway with several other tenants for space in the building.

“People were fighting over the corner space,” Chaconas said. “You can’t find a better tenant, a stronger anchor, than Knight’s.”

Added Hughes: “This is such a high-profile building. It’s great to have a generational family come in and take this cornerstone location in the building.”

Hughes said the building is undergoing renovations, with plans to turn space over to tenants in early fall. If all goes as planned, Knight’s could open in January.

The new restaurant will likely feature the iconic black chess piece sign, although it will also include lettering. It will have Knight’s in the name, but won’t necessarily be called Knight’s Steakhouse. It will have the same community-focused atmosphere, but will be updated to target the downtown clientele.

Changes include: different kinds of cocktails, some menu updates, and the restaurant will be open seven days a week.


The interior of the Knight's restaurant on Dexter Avenue.

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“We’re not going to go far away from our concept, but I think we recognize the market (downtown) is slightly different,” Jeff said.

“I think the people who go to the Dexter Avenue restaurant go there for certain reasons, and hopefully, we won’t be stealing from our own customers. I don’t think it’s going to hurt our business on Dexter Avenue,” he continued.

The restaurant will have about 150 indoor seats, with an outdoor patio that wraps around Maynard and Liberty. The family plans to hire about 40 or 50 employees to staff the new restaurant. The prices, Jeff said, will be competitive with other restaurants in town.

“We’re competitive with everybody in town at our current location, and we’ll continue that. I think people appreciate that,” he said.

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



Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 3:45 p.m.

'"We're not going to go far away from our concept, but I think we recognize the market (downtown) is slightly different," Jeff said.' They will have vegan and vegetarian options (appealing ones) at the downtown location if they are strategic! :) For the snarkers: ;) Veg people can then find something to eat if their non-veg family want to go here. It's good business sense in the current times.

Ann E.

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:43 p.m.

Wonderful the restaurant plans to be open on Sundays--in addition to helping those attending events at the Michigan and State Theaters which have Sunday events, the Knight's downtown restaurant will be a great space for many people and families participating in the downtown churches clustered in that area. The other Ann Arbor location has one of the most varied menus in town both in terms of food and prices.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:35 p.m.

Fantastic!! Welcome Knight's!!


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:33 p.m.

Huge mistake. No parking and won't use the structure. I hope I'm wrong but students won't go there because its not hip enough. The students go to Savas because its young. Locals will continue to go to Dexter location for ease of parking. This is a bad idea!


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 11:11 a.m.

I hope they can make it on campus with all of the vegetarians/vegans in the university community. I love Knight's, but, was hoping for a Target in that space.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:04 p.m.

Meat sells pretty well in AA. Ask Zingerman's.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 5:29 a.m.

For the sake of Ann Arbor history, I'll add that before the it was the Borders building, it was Jacobsons. Newer Ann Arborites may not realize that before Jacobson's moved to Briarwood (where Von Maur is now) Jacobson's was located in that Maynard and Liberty building and had a connection with a kitchen ware store (single or double storefront) that faced State Street. (Also, that space in Briarwood now occupied by Von Maur was once occupied by Lord and Taylor).


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 3:42 a.m.

Permit me to speak Frankly. The Knights family is Good People. Their Product is Good Muscle Tissue. That being said, I think they will Bomb at this location. Students = Vegans. Townies = No Place to Park. Knights Family: Its an "experiment" that is not going to pay-off! I post this as a friend and "regular" at yer very fine Dexter-Ann Arbor Road eatery.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:22 a.m.

If all these tenants at the old Borders location were fighting for the corner space, why not LIST the other tenants? What's the secret?


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:45 a.m.

Lease negotiations, like any confidential business transaction, are private until both parties decide to announce them. The other businesses looking to move into that space may not want to reveal their desires to move or open in Ann Arbor until they have a deal done. Knights, for instance, was looking to find a location for five years and didn't want to telegraph that until they had done it.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:16 a.m.

What great news for Ann Arbor and Knight's. Also, so unusual to see comments mostly positive in


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:11 a.m.

"It will have the same community-focused atmosphere, but will be updated to target the downtown clientele." The nice thing about the current Knights location is the absence of students, for us at least. It's a real restaurant with long term community residents as primary clientele. Hard to find in a college town and much appreciated by some of us. A downtown location will be student oriented and be a different restaurant atmosphere. Glad they are keeping the original location with the free parking. Hope they are successful, but we will keep going to the Dexter Ave location.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:51 p.m.

Prediction #1: The Chop House will drop their prices now that they have true competition. Prediction #2: Within 2 years Knights will turn The Chop House into a ghost town.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:32 p.m.

We can only hope!!


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:12 a.m.

The Chop House is way overpriced and some of the dishes are of questionable quality at any price. Knights is far superior on all levels.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 7:13 p.m.

I love Knights, and one of things I love most is a little interaction with the family members running it whenever we make it over there. I am excited for this location but hope it doesn't spread the actual presence of Knights themselves too thin - enough restaurants get turned over to "managers" and its not the same as having the owners (or at least persons with a more vested interest) right there. I know it will be a hotspot for pre-folk-festival dining!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 7:12 p.m.

Hope the new menu includes appletinis for the campus crowd.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 6:32 p.m.

The new location won't cost the old one many customers - instead, those who found the location of the old one a bit too far to travel for frequent visits will be going to the new location MORE OFTEN. With this news, I know for sure: death is not required to visit "heaven." :-)


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 6:08 p.m.

This is fine but would have preferred crate and barrel.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 2:48 a.m.

Until/unless there is a LARGE captive market of residents, downtown is where retail goes to die. Of cities with populations under 200,000 trying to revitalize their downtowns, nearly all are focusing their energies around drinking and entertainment. Going with what works instead of trying to force-feed the people things they don't care about is a great strategy.

Rod Johnson

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:35 a.m.

Because downtown isn't enough like a mall yet.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:14 a.m.

You are absolutely correct. A major retailer would have been a better addition. I like Knights, but there are far too many restaurants in AA already.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 7:07 p.m.

in that location, I had thought so as well.

Raggety Andy

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:59 p.m.

Who's going to pay for the police?


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:39 p.m.

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shadow wilson

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:36 p.m.

Ya gotta love a place where the flagship is an unassuming corner store in a2's traditionally black neighborhood. And it includes two and soon three great restaurants. It should be noted that the Knight family extends " credit" to those that are financially stressed and has done so forever. Fantastic news about the downtown venture.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:06 p.m.

That is FREAKING Awesome!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:05 p.m.



Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 4:59 p.m.

Glad to have a "family friendly" option on the horizon in the downtown area. I live on the Old West Side and everytime we walk downtown, I wish there was a sit-down dining option where we could go and not receive nasty looks for bringing our two-year old, not drop $100, and not need to dress-up. Thanks, Knight's!


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 3:49 p.m.

@Johnnya2, well I agree with most of your message and have done that with my children, it is hard to remove them from a plane when they are acting up. I've sat near kids throwing tantrums on plane and it is just something you deal with.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 11:18 a.m.

As long as your child is well behaved then I do not care if you bring your kid to any restaurant. The problem usually stems from parents thinking their child is so adorable that the rest of the world wants to see them. If your kid decides it is time to throw a tantrum, or cry, or not sit in their chair, then it is incumbent on parents to act like one, and remove them from the situation. What I find most annoying is a parent who is so conditioned by their child's behaviour that they just ignore it. By the way, this also goes for airplanes, retail shops and movies.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:10 p.m.

1. I see a lot of people in jeans and T-shirts on Main Street. 2. If people expect to go to a restaurant and not have any children present, they are straight tripping.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 3:37 p.m.

Finally, something that's not a chain.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 8:39 p.m.

Well thee are going to be three of them, that might begin to qualify as a chain.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 7:40 p.m.

Knight's is not just "not a chain," it is one of A2s best!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 3:35 p.m.

great to have an option near campus that is not just burgers or sandwiches


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 3:18 p.m.


Steve Bean

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 3:17 p.m.

This will be a challenging time to start any such new business. I'm sure their existing customers would be happy if the Knights are able to do this without putting their original location at risk.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:38 p.m.



Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:24 p.m.

I am laughing at the headline. My 81-year-old mother was just telling me that she had a Manhattan last week when she had dinner there, and how it made her loopy. I had a martini at Knights--once. Too mas. Maybe the new restaurant could order smaller martini glasses ;)


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 3:37 p.m.

Um, yeah, I know. My point was I can vouch for their strong drinks.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:43 p.m.

A Manhattan is supposed to make you "Loopy". Make sure that your driver is sober.

David Cahill

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:23 p.m.

I'm glad to see that we carnivores are considered a valuable market niche, even in the heartland of vegetarianism!


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:28 p.m.

Yes. love my thick juicy steak. Growrrr!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:54 p.m.

I hope Jane stays Westside!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:40 p.m.

I love the idea of a strong local family named business is expanding and showing signs of its generational strength. Reminds me of others such as Butman Ford, Sesi Lincoln, Metzgers, Schlanderer & Sons Jewelry, Van Boven's Menswear, Haab's Restaurant (although not now owned by the Haab Family), etc.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:24 p.m.

What a great addition to downtown ann arbor. Knight's Steakhouse on Dexter Rd in Ann Arbor is my absolute FAVORITE restaurant. It is the food, the atmosphere, and the memories of all the years going. Way to go!

craig stolefield

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:18 p.m.

This is good news but parking is tough to find anywhere downtown. The new parking structure makes me think they might have a chance. Then too there are a lot more adults working downtown. Good luck!

Steve Burling

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:17 p.m.

You know, people keep claiming that finding parking is tough. It's not. You might have to (gasp!) walk a block or two, but there's plenty of parking available. I usually just drive to where I want to go, and then park.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:34 p.m.

There is a huge parking structure attached to their building. I don't think parking will be a problem!

Dirty Mouth

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:10 p.m.

Great news! Any chance of replacing Lena on Main Street? Can you guys buy out their lease of pretentiousness?

Larry Ryan

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:55 p.m.

I have to admit this is another great addition to Downtown made possible by the new underground parking structure. It freed up spaces at the structure on Maynard and made the rebirth of the Borders building possible. Lots of tech jobs and now Knights! We have been going to Knights for 30 years, this is indeed great news!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:11 p.m.

That's a stretch -


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:50 p.m.

Have always loved Knights, but if they do this can at least one location be open on Sundays? Please!

Kyle Mattson

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:52 p.m.

"Changes include: different kinds of cocktails, some menu updates, and the restaurant will be open seven days a week."

Sean Thomas

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:46 p.m.



Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:27 p.m.

I agree. Needed an alternative to the Chophouse and it's $40 steaks.

sandy schopbach

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:44 p.m.

GREAT news!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:38 p.m.

Great people serving great food!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:35 p.m.

January opening? I'll be torn where to have my traditional birthday dinner now, downtown or west side.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:35 p.m.

Very pleased about this!

Lynn Liston

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:26 p.m.

Great news! I love the Dexter Road restaurant, but often meet friends downtown for dinner before movie, concert, theater- this will be a good addition to the existing restaurants and an asset to that block of Liberty. And Knight's family owners, if one may ask a favor- none of those uncomfortable high-top tables, please!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:38 p.m.

I love high-top tables and don't find them uncomfortable at all.

Bertha Venation

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:24 p.m.

Great news! Love Knights. However, I've heard people say it is not as good as when Ray was alive.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 1:26 p.m.

Bertha, good for you for admitting to a mistake and realizing that being in the wrong does NOT diminish you as a person. I've known people who would sooner eat their shoelaces that admit to being wrong about ANYTHING. Have a good day!

Bertha Venation

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:37 p.m.

My apologies.... I stand corrected.

4 Fingers

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 6:31 p.m.

Really? Its just as good as its always been, except Ray's not playing bridge at the center table....


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 2:37 p.m.

Ray hadn't been in charge of the restaurant operations for years. Knight's is as good as ever. Don, Jeff, and their family have things well in hand.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:32 p.m.

The man's has only been dead for 4 months and people think things have changed a lot? I haven't seen much change at all and I'm there pretty much every week.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:19 p.m.

1) >"which also owns a Knight's Steakhouse location in Jackson" no, *down near Jackson Rd?... big difference 2) I know they are attempting to capture A2 noobs by having a presence downtown but as Ann Arbors inner circle know Knights HAS to be discovered. There can be only one. 3) Arieswoman > "Dexter restaurant" ... what? Dexter Avenue maybe? Good grief, no wonder it's Ann Arbor's best kept secret no one can explain where it's located.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 8:37 p.m.

Seems to me Soothslayer needs a an editor before he opens his mouth about something he knows NOTHING about. Knights has been in Jackson for over a decade., Just because you do nto know it does not make it not so.

Boo Radley

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 3:48 p.m.

I don't know why there is any confusion ... it seemed very clear to me.

Paula Gardner

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:41 p.m.

As for confusion ... me, too! We usually don't get knocked for accuracy. The first paragraph mentions the Ann Arbor location, the second references the restaurant in Jackson. So we should be good on that. And the wrong word's been fixed. Let us know if you see something else that needs clarification.

Lizzy Alfs

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:37 p.m.

Just to clarify: There is a Knight's restaurant in stated correctly in the article. As for proclaimed, we changed that.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:36 p.m.

I wasn't confused, but now I am.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:28 p.m.

1 - Ummmm no. 2. There are already 2 (see above) 3. I wasn't confused.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:27 p.m.

True. You have to wonder why this "paper" doesn't seem to do any editing before publishing. But in this case, Knights does also own a steak house in Jackson, Mi. .....Not sure if it is "proclaimed" or "acclaimed" though.

Elaine F. Owsley

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:25 p.m.

I said "in" Dexter, not "on" Dexter anything. In the Village of Dexter.,


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:23 p.m.

Well as dexterreader pointed out apparently there IS a Jackson, MI location. The second sentence was confusing as Ann Arbor readers would probably most likely be familiar with the Knights location in ANN ARBOR.. not Jackson, MI.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:03 p.m.

Wonderful news!!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:47 a.m.

Delighted to hear this!! Knight's is an excellent place for dinner. They also have a Jackson location which is not very well-publicized. (Knight's Steakhouse and Grill, 2125 Horton Road, Jackson, MI 49203) Was there a couple months ago and as usual, was not disappointed. Excellent food and service!!

Clinton Resident

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:32 p.m.

While the Jackson one is not known for it's connection to the A2 one, it is well known as the best place for steaks out in the "boonies". I have been once and plan to visit it again. I know people that eat there all the time for their steak dinners.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:35 a.m.

This sounds great! I'm glad that an outstanding local business is nabbing that corner. I hope-hope-hope that the bulk of the rest of the ground floor will be retail, though, and not T-shirts and bongs.

Lynn Liston

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:29 p.m.

A small bookstore would be great! Steak, book browsing, movie across the street at the Michigan- a perfect Saturday evening IMHO.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:30 a.m.

So long as I can walk in off the street and use the bathrooms without buying anything, that space will have been put to good use.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:02 p.m.

Hmmm....they could also call that "Alli's Law". That's a known side effect of that weight loss product. :-)


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 8:34 p.m.

@ A@ Kimmie, You are confusing laws. The law you are speaking of is called Ally's Law. If a RETAIL establishment has an employee only restroom they MUST allow CERTAIN people to use it. The law is clear that if the store only has one employee, they are not required to allow use, it also requires the person to show on a prescription form they are eligible for using the restroom. If you would likee to read up further on the law it is RESTROOM ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS Act 469 of 2008 Commonly referred to as Allys Law


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:34 p.m.

There's actually a law that prevents businesses from denying anyone use of their restrooms, especially if they aren't in an "employees only" area. It was passed into state law by groups who have IBS/other "going" related medical issues. Look it up ;)


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:40 p.m.

I completely understand your comment, GoNavy. Borders always was my go-to bathroom spot and it is one of the things I miss the most about the downtown Borders.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:20 a.m.

Downtown? Almost, but to this longtime Ann Arborite this new location would be on campus?! With that said- I love Knights any where! ;-))


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 8:26 p.m.

@justcurious "Downtown is below Division Street." What is "below" Division Street? When I look at a map the only thing below Division Street is the UM Athletic Complex. I would hardly call that downtown. The whole debate on what constitutes downtown is one of the stupidest debates I have ever heard. The question is, did you know what building they were referring to? Did it leave you confused? The people in that area are part of the DOWNTOWN Development Authority, so it tells me, YOU need a lesson on what is considered downtown. YOU do not get to decide because you have lived here X number of years.

Kyle Mattson

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 1:10 p.m.

The debate of which geographic areas define downtown Ann Arbor is a regular debate we see on the site. For some it may be just may be Main Street, others the over to the State St area, etc. For consistency sake we typically use the DDA boundaries as a rule of reference in our articles, although we realize they may be a bit generous for many Ann Arborites.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:55 p.m.

I cringe every time I see the State St. area called downtown - any Ann Arborite should know that this area is called campus, not downtown. Downtown is the Main St. area. That said, it will be great to have Knight's in the old Borders building.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:37 p.m.

To me, campus starts at State Street.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:22 p.m.

I'm just curious...when you read a map is north at the top or to the right?


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:11 p.m.

DinaDarla, I was thinking the same thing...this born and raised Ann Arborite thinks of that location as Uptown, not downtown. Downtown is below Division Street.

Linda Peck

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:14 a.m.

I love this! What a surprise and a nice one. I know Knight's will be a big success on campus, just as they are on the West Side.

Elaine F. Owsley

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:07 a.m.

I really, really wanted them to take over the former North Point space in Dexter. Instead, we have the seventh pizza joint in the village. Sad.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 12:21 a.m.

Pizza business is very high profit. That's why there are so many around. Cheap ingredients and cheap labor and high prices.

Ann Dwyer

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 8:32 p.m.

Seriously, Elaine! It is killing me how many pizza joints there are in Dexter. Is it only 7? I feel like we must have more pizza joints per capita than any other city/village.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:18 p.m.

I understand. Having Knight's would be a crown jewel for any location. This move to downtown, however, was a no-brainer. It's going to be great! Can't wait to go there.

Boo Radley

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:26 a.m.

Ah ..... now that would have been nice. It would have been great to have Knight's in Dexter.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:07 a.m.

Great News and great steaks.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:57 a.m.

Great move for Knights and the Borders Building. Knights itself will be a draw and it will be convenient to the Michigan Theater, Hill Auditorium, and State Theater.

Martha Cojelona Gratis

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:52 a.m.

I'm just glad something is moving into that building! Especially if its Knight's

Larry Ryan

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:58 p.m.

Actually it filled up pretty fast all things considered. It never would have happened so fast in any other city in this state. The new parking structure played a big role opening up spaces at the structure on Maynard. Now there are hundreds of tech workers and a great restaurant.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:28 a.m.

This is a smart move for Knight's... I don't think lots of young people have heard of them and it seems to be an older local crowd that goes to the one on Dexter Avenue... This move opens them to a whole new market of people downtown that don't necessarily need or "love" free parking ... but enjoy good priced steaks in a relaxed atmosphere.. This is a unique offering to downtown by a locally owned company in our unique and walkable downtown...... Good job Knight's.... This is a very smart expansion move for them.....

Ann Dwyer

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 8:30 p.m.

I've always wanted to go there, but the parking lot is always packed. Now maybe I have a chance!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:27 a.m.

Love it!


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:13 a.m.

"Proclaimed" meet products? Don't you mean "acclaimed?" The sentence as written sounds like we should be wondering if it's really meat; hardly the impression that Knight's wants us to have.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 5:30 p.m.

craig, don't you meet mean products? Especially at night(s)?


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 12:08 p.m.

Well, it was better than "supposed".


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:41 a.m.

@craigjjs ......... ha ha ha!! Love it!

Paula Gardner

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 11:06 a.m.

I proclaim that DeeDee is right. The word was changed.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:54 a.m.

Don't you mean "meat" products? The sentence as written sounds like we should be wondering when or where we are going to meet the products.


Thu, Jun 6, 2013 : 10:05 a.m.

I love Knights and their good food. I love the free parking at the Dexter restaurant and probably will continue to go there.