Plans by the owner of the Silver Spoon Ristorante, 6830 N. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, to relocate to 543 N. Main Street, in downtown Rochester, are underway, as Rochester City Council on Monday, July 23, unanimously approved a recommendation to transfer the restaurant's liquor license.
Plans to relocate the restaurant have been in the works for years, as increased business has spurred the need for a bigger building. However, the downtown Rochester location is a relatively new development, following previous plans by the restaurant to construct a 4,000 square-foot building at 6780 Old Orion Court, west of Rochester Road and north of Tienken.
Owner Rito Lisi sought to relocate the business to the area occupied by the long-vacant Sikh Gudwara property. Property records show the property was purchased from Gudwara Sikh in 2012 for $230,000. Rochester Hills approved rezoning the land in 2015, and in 2017 Lisi requested conditional use permission, a natural setback modification and site plan approval for the project. Rochester Hills City Council approved the requests in September of 2017. Property records show that the property was sold by The Silver Spoon in January of 2018 to North Row LLC, of Troy, for $490,000.
On June 19, the Silver Spoon Ristorante announced it would be moving to the Rochester location. "We are excited to announce we have found a wonderful new location which is just down the road a short distance," the restaurant announced on its Facebook page. "While the new location is slightly larger, we promise to continue providing you with an amazing dining experience that includes high-quality, uniquely crafted food, great wine and service, and of course, a charming atmosphere that includes a few surprises now and again."
Council on July 23 approved a recommendation to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to transfer the restaurant's liquor license to the new location. The restaurant's move is expected to be complete and the new location open by late summer.