DETROIT — Buddy’s Pizza, the 68-year-old family-owned restaurant business that originated in Detroit, has opened its 11th location this week inside Novi’s Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk entertainment district.
“From our proud Detroit roots to our dedication to quality products and personal service, we can’t wait to share a slice of Sicilian-style square pizza with our new neighbors here in Novi,” says Robert Jacobs, Buddy’s Pizza president.
Patrons who visit the new location on its first day on Thursday will be contributing to breast cancer research as $2 from every pizza sold at the Novi Buddy’s Pizza location on that day will be donated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. The restaurant opens at 3 p.m.
The Novi location, 44224 Twelve Mile Rd., is situated near M-5, I-275, I-696 and I-96. Similar in style to the Shelby Township location that opened last fall, Buddy’s Pizza in Novi is an 8,000 square foot, full-service restaurant location. It will seat 200 patrons in a main dining room and feature an urban, retro-styled interior and exterior, a main lobby, an outdoor dining area, main bar, banquet room, carry-out area, modern restrooms and kitchen.
The Novi location was designed by Northville-based Martone Design Studio, and pays tribute to Buddy’s Detroit heritage with vintage Industrial deco design elements, reminiscent of the original Buddy’s Pizza on the corner of Six Mile Road and Conant Street in Detroit.