Driver crashes through shopping plaza, into Andiamo restaurant in Bloomfield Township
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman driving on Telegraph Road crashed through a shopping plaza and into an Andiamo restaurant in Bloomfield Township, police said. An 87-year-old woman driving a Toyota Camry was in the median crossing from northbound Telegraph Road to the entrance of the Plaza shopping center, according to authorities. The Camry collided with a Ford Escape heading south on Telegraph Road, causing the Camry to crash through the shopping plaza, police said. Officials said the restaurant was closed at the time of the crash. Bloomfield Township officials are investigating the cause of the crash.
Andiamo in Warren loses liquor license in violation of Michigan’s COVID-19 restriction on indoor gatherings
WARREN, Mich. – The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) issued an emergency suspension of liquor license and permits for Andiamo’s Warren restaurant on East 14 Mile Road in violation of Michigan’s current COVID-19 restrictions. According to the MLCC on Tuesday, the suspension was issued on Dec. 10 for L.V. READ MORE:According to the suspension report, on Dec. 4, MLCC’s Enforcement Division were investigating a complaint they received about the licensee allowing indoor gathering in November. The report stated when investigators went to the location on Dec. 4 to investigate, they noticed a seating chart listing 62 guests with table assignments. The report stated that while tables were properly spaced, “the guests were not socially distanced at the tables or when mingling around the ballroom.
Servers hopeful for restaurant reopening when Michigan’s 3-week ‘pause’ ends Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.
Lawmakers in Washington claim they may have a compromise on a COVID Relief Bill that would extend unemployment benefits and help small businesses. Michigan’s “three-week pause” in that bans indoor dining at bars and restaurants, in-person learning at high schools and colleges ends Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., but it’s still unclear if Gov. For single mothers and servers at Andiamo restaurant, Kelly and Melissa, preparing for the holidays have been rougher than usual. Since the latest set of restrictions were put into place by the Governor, making ends meet isn’t as easy as it was when restaurants were open for in-person dining. Just let us open back up and let the people who want to come out, come back,” Melissa concluded.
Andiamo owner backtracks: ‘We have never and will never defy mandated orders’
The owner of Andiamo restaurants in Metro Detroit is backtracking and clarifying his intentions after first penning a letter to Michigan restaurants urging them to defy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state health department’s COVID-19 shutdown orders and reopen. Here is the statement released Friday:“We are and will always be citizens and stewards of Metro Detroit. We want to encourage hope and action so that Metro Detroit will survive and come out of this united and stronger. Michigan health officials have said it’s extremely difficult to contact trace outbreaks in restaurants because of the short duration a patron may spend inside.
Grosse Pointe restaurant owner speaks out in support of Michigan’s restrictions on indoor dining
New coronavirus restrictions went into effect in Michigan on Nov. 17 that prohibit restaurants and bars from offering indoor dining services through Dec. 8, among other restrictions. The owner of Andiamo, Joe Vicari, wrote a letter calling on Michigan restaurants to defy Gov. Vanessa Gonzalez, owner of Grosse Pointe Woods restaurant Garrido’s Bistro, says she’d rather stay closed than risk spreading the virus by reopening too soon. More: Michigan restaurant owners call for compromise in Lansing amid struggle to stay afloatGov. Officials have not yet indicated whether or not the state’s coronavirus restrictions will be extended beyond Dec. 8.
Whitmer responds to Michigan restaurants considering defying state order, reopening for indoor dining
Gretchen Whitmer responded Tuesday to restaurant owners who are considering defying state COVID-19 regulations and reopening for indoor dining if the order is extended beyond three weeks. We are stronger if we stand together and use our strength of fight back.”“She decided to close restaurants, again. Here’s what she said in response to the question:“You know, let me just say this: I understand the frustration. “And yet, we know that this virus has taken the lives of over 9,000 people in Michigan. So many of us know someone who’s died or is struggling with COVID-19 or struggling with COVID-19 months after they’ve had it.
Andiamo owners urge Michigan restaurants to defy shutdown order, reopen if ‘3-week pause’ extends
UPDATE: Andiamo owner backtracks: ‘We have never and will never defy mandated orders’“This industry is hanging on by a thread,” Rosalie Vicari said. Rosalie and her husband Joe Vicari own the Vicari restaurant group, with high-end restaurants like Joe Muer Seafood, Brownies On The Lake and multiple Andiamo Italian restaurants. Their new letter called on Metro Detroit restaurants to band together at a meeting this week. Restaurants said the order to close dining rooms is unconstitutional and not supported by science. Yet, restaurants are closed and we just don’t understand that,” Rosalie Vicari said.
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- Nov. 30, 2020
Here’s what is coming up on Local 4 News at 5:Local restaurant owner urges Michigan restaurants to reopen if shutdown orders are extendedThe owner of Andiamo wrote a letter to Michigan restaurants urging them to defy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state health department’s COVID-19 shutdown orders and reopen. Joe Vicari called on fellow restauranteurs to join Andiamo in reopening Dec. 9 if Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services extend the current three-week “pause.”
Andiamo owner writes letter urging Michigan restaurants to defy shutdown orders, reopen
The owner of Andiamo wrote a letter to Michigan restaurants urging them to defy Gov. “We need to band together and fight this closure,” Vicari wrote. If those efforts are unsuccessful, and the shutdown is extended, Andiamo will reopen Dec. 9, Vicari said. We need to band together and fight back, but we need to do this as a United Group of Michigan Restaurant Owners.”You can read the full letter below. We need to band together and FIGHT BACK, but we need to do this as a United Group of Michigan Restaurant Owners.
A local restaurant wants to cook for you this Thanksgiving!
With the new restrictions on indoor dining at restaurants taking effect tomorrow, it’s even more important to support your favorite restaurants with take-out. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away so we thought we would check out one of the Thanksgiving take-out deals being offered around town. Andiamo Restaurants have a menu that everyone can enjoy without all the cooking. Andiamo Corporate Executive Chef, Jim Oppat, joined host Tati Amare to talk about their take-out options. They will be offering two different sized take-out options for a full Thanksgiving dinner.
Turning up the heat at Andiamo with flaming pasta
It's National Pasta Day and we're celebrating with Andiamo! Host Jason Carr stepped into the kitchen with Chef Jim Oppat, Corporate Executive Chef with Andiamo restaurants to make flaming pasta! The flaming pasta is a Roman style pasta. It's prepared at your table when you visit the Andiamo location in Bloomfield Hills so you can enjoy the experience up close! Watch this video to see the hottest pasta on the Andiamo menu!