Bar and restaurant chain Bar Louie is in the process of getting approval to move into 510-516 S. Main in downtown Royal Oak. 

According to a letter posted to the city’s website, the City Commission has approved the restaurant group’s proposed plan of operation, dance permit and entertainment agreement. 

Bar Louie, which has dozens of locations across the country and nine in Michigan, will take over the space formerly occupied by Black Finn, another national chain, which closed without notice in October. 

The document includes a letter from the Royal Oak Police Department to city manager Don Johnson stating that BL Royal Oak, LLC owner Anthony Marougi would like to transfer ownership of a liquor license and will be doing business as Bar Louie. 

According to the letter, Marougi will spend $450,000 to renovate the 7,400-square-foot-space, which can seat around 180 people, slightly less than Black Finn. Requested hours of operation are 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday  

Bar Louie locations serve a full bar including margaritas, sangria and mojitos and bar food like flatbread, burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers such as nachos, hummus, lettuce wraps and sliders.

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