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  • By Dana Casadei

The Morrie, Part II

Aaron Belen, owner of AFB Hospitality, is hoping to bring something new to Birmingham with the opening of The Morrie, which has plans to be up and running by early next year. “There just isn’t a place right now out here for people that want a neighborhood restaurant with a very approachable price point,” he said. The Birmingham restaurant, much like the Royal Oak one of the same name – located at 511 S. Main St. – will be family-friendly and have lots of entertainment, including local talent. Other than a few changes to the menu geared more towards the new Birmingham location, like pizza and build your own salads, the menu will look very similar to the Royal Oak location, Belen said, including their recently introduced vegan burger. And get your dancing shoes ready, because Belen has applied for a dance permit in Birmingham, as in Royal Oak, so when the entertainment rocks, diners can too.

Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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