On July 7, the Andiamo’s in Royal Oak announced on their Facebook page that they would be closing their doors after 19 years in the city. Their seven other Michigan locations will remain open. According to a press release from a group calling themselves the Take Back Royal Oak Coalition, Cantina Diablo’s, Red Fox English Pub, and Dixie Moon Saloon also have plans to not renew their leases due to the lack of critical parking in the area. Initially, their lawyer denied it, but a letter to the Royal Oak city attorney confirms plans to turn them into a dual-concept establishment of Diamond’s Steak and Seafood restaurant and Pinky’s, with an outdoor patio and dance floor.
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 DanaCasadei@DowntownPublications.com with news items or tips, on or off the record.