New Eatery “BurgerIM” In The Works

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, City Planner

There’s a new burger restaurant coming to Auburn Hills, and it’s sure to be a hit!

BurgerIM is a relatively new restaurant chain that has made a name for itself for allowing customers to create their own unique, flavorful burger from a variety of buns, patties, sauces, and toppings.  Their gourmet burger concept has spread across California, Texas, and Florida and is sure to be successful here in Michigan, and result in many satisfied taste buds, even those of the most finicky burger connoisseur.  BurgerIM will be located in the former Latino Spot space at 2016 N. Opdyke Road in the Stadium Shopping Plaza.

BurgerIM is renovating the former Latino Spot space in the Stadium Shopping Plaza

When customers step up to the order line to create their own custom burger, they will have a wide range of options to choose from, including two types of buns, five different sauces, eleven types of patties and twelve toppings.  The two choices that may receive the most attention are the wagyu beef patty and the fried egg.

Folks are sure to want to pair their burger with one of their four sides. The endless flavors BurgerIM doesn’t stop with the burger they also offer customers their choice of BurgerIM fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, and last but not least home fries.

If gourmet burgers don’t satisfy your appetite, BurgerIM menu also includes four flavors of chicken wings, two flavors of crispy chicken strips, and four types of salads.  This full menu makes BurgerIM the perfect place for family and friends to gather for a bite to eat.

We look forward to their Grand Opening which is anticipated to take place in June.

Lucas Coney Island Being Demolished

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We wish to report that work is now underway to demolish the former Lucas Coney Island Restaurant, located at 2008 N. Opdyke Road, to make room for a new gas station.  Lucas closed a little over a year ago due to a fire that caused extensive smoke damage to the building.

Click here to learn more about the new gas station project.

Stadium Party Store To Add Gas Station

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

Stadium Party Store has submitted an application to the City of Auburn Hills to expand its operations with a proposed addition of a six-pump gas station.

Plans call for the demolition of the former Lucas Coney Island Restaurant, located at 2008 N. Opdyke Road, to make room for the gas pumps and canopy structure.  Lucas has been closed since August 12, 2016 due to a fire that caused extensive smoke damage to the building.

Landscape plan for proposed development

For those who enjoyed eating at Lucas, there’s no need to worry – they’re not going far.  The restaurant plans to move to the shopping center right next door.

In addition to drawing more traffic to both Stadium Party Store and the shopping center, the redevelopment of the site will provide better visibility of each business for passing motorists.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2017 with expected completion in July 2017.  The overall investment is estimated at $400,000.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the application is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, March 27th.