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B Spot Burgers Plans Second Metro Restaurant in Royal Oak

Iron Chef Michael Symon’s B Spot Burgers opened last weekend in Rochester Hills. Now, a second metro location is planned at 310 S Main St. in Royal Oak.

B Spot Burgers opened last weekend in Rochester Hills, and now a second metro Detroit location is planned in Royal Oak. (Photo: B Spot Burgers Facebook page)
B Spot Burgers opened last weekend in Rochester Hills, and now a second metro Detroit location is planned in Royal Oak. (Photo: B Spot Burgers Facebook page)

Oakland County isn’t just getting one restaurant backed by Iron Chef Michael Symond.

It’s getting two.

Symon’s B Spot Burgers opened last weekend in Rochester Hills, and now Symon has announced he plans to open a second B Spot Burgers location in Royal Oak, Crain’s Detroit Business reports.

A mid- to late-fall opening is planned for the Royal Oak location of the franchise. A lease has been signed for a building at 310 S. Main St. that formerly housed Gemmayze, the city of Royal Oak said on its Facebook page.

B Spot Burgers is a more casual version of Roast, Symon’s upscale restaurant Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The 8,000-square-foot venue that has won a bevy awards for its chef-inspired menu and beer selection, including Restaurant of the Year accolades from the Detroit Free Press.

In Rochester Hills, the burger cafe is located in the Village of Rochester Hills outdoor shopping center at 176 N. Adams Road. Seating for 100 includes a bar and outdoor patio.


Erin May 29, 2014 at 01:31 PM
It was awesome -
RON Ostrodamus May 30, 2014 at 01:55 PM
If the premium rent they will be paying is any higher than Gemayze paid good luck, Hope you kick butt as this town could always use a better burger.
Mr. Michael June 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Just what they needed in downtown Royal Oak….another restaurant that serves booze! I guess it's just too hard to find a hamburger there. Mr. B's, Comet, Old Towne Tavern, Leo's, Gus's, Little Brother's, Black Finn etc. etc. Way to go city planners!
Mark Itall June 25, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Mr. Michael, You might consider reading up on real estate and planning law before you comment next time. Planning has nothing to do with a business presenting a business plan that complies with the zoning district it is in. If it does comply, it is illegal to deny the plan. If denied illegally, the city will pay large $ when it loses in court. Additionally, the liquor question is expressly the province of the City Commission, not the Planning Commission.
RON Ostrodamus June 25, 2014 at 06:25 PM
i believe you are both wrong. Gemayze who was paying over 17G a month! according to my source had a liquor license. I suspect that is the license which was purchased by B Spot. Hope they kick some Vinsetta Garage butt. but that depends on how much the new chef/owner at Mr. B's wants to compete. Between greedhead landlords, parking Nazis, and AB&E too many new operations on Main are lately finding cooked goose on their menu. City planners and other inside players in my opinion spend most of their time planning what to do with all the money they make both on and under the table! Hear that Bill? This city needs to be investigated not praised as they could put a cap on "new" bar licenses, but it is not legal to deny one at any location where one already existed unless it can be proved that the location is/was a nuisance, and I am not a lawyer.

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