As Detroit still decides how to feel about Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Greektown, MLive has posted an image of the Odd Fellows building (host to BWW) that is sure to give aesthetes a broken heart this Valentine's Day. Putting aside for a second whether investment from a chain is the right thing for Detroit, the branding about to get slapped up on that classy old building is the equivalent of putting a plether jacket on top of a Chanel suit. And is anyone else bothered that the rendering creates some sort of polluted pink-sky post-apocalyptic scenario in which the rest of Greektown has been flattened, forcing us all to eat only at the wing joint? The rendering does not give us a peek at what the 2,400-square-foot building they are adding next door will look like, but it is pretty clear what flavors BWW is cooking with.
· Buffalo Wild Wings in Detroit scheduled to open by end of Detroit Lions' season [MLive]
· Eater Detroit: Buffalo Wild Wings [Curbed Detroit]