Restaurant Featuring Cuisine From Local Farms Opens in Downtown Milford


Village Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant offering American small plates with a local focus, will open Thursday in downtown Milford.

“It’s a place you can experience real hospitality and spend quality time, while enjoying honest, top quality foods,” says owner Tom Meyer, a Milford resident, who has worked on many restaurant openings as a consultant.

Executive Chef Aaron Pegs, trained by chef Emeril Lagasse, will serve tapas style dishes that feature foods sourced from local farms. Local Michigan beers, wine, and liquor will also be on the menu. Selections include chicken pimiento, black truffle hanger steak, and lobster.

“One walk down Main Street, and we knew Milford was where we wanted to be,” says the Village Bar and Kitchen business partner Lenny Skorz.

The 4,500-square-foot restaurant is modeled after an old-style mill, with brick, copper, stone, and reclaimed barn wood.

“We are happy Village Bar and Kitchen is joining our community and sharing our small town values,” says Ann Barnette, executive director of Milford’s Downtown Development Authority.

The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. Thursday, and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner