ROYAL OAKS, MI-Plans for the Royal Oak Main Place, a $50 million mixed-use development on popular Main Street in the town’s downtown, may collapse tonight (Dec. 18) if a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise isn’t allowed to transfer a liquor license. The City Commission is reviewing the franchise’s license, and may deny it. The city has a ban on license transfers from other cities. The BW3 owners are trying to transfer a license from Mt. Pleasant, MI.

The developers, Morningstar Development and HSA Commercial of Chicago, need the restaurant signed to earn their financing. A bank has required the developers to sign 85% of their tenants of Phase 1 of the development. Phase 1 is to include a National City Bank branch and a Barnes and Noble bookstore. Phase 2, if Phase 1 goes through, will include more retailers such as The Gap, and condominiums along the block-long development. Royal Oak’s downtown is one of the top nighttime entertainment spots in Michigan.

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