Dave Adamczyk of DA Home Improvements in Wyandotte said the most asked question when it comes to a new expansion plan for Nanna's Kitchen is, "Will there still be outdoor seating?"
The answer? Yes.
The popular patio at Nanna's Kitchen will remain and will be complimented by other outdoor features that motorists and passersby can enjoy for years to come.
Nanna's owner Steve Mikhail said he plans to include an outdoor three-tiered fountain and a place for residents to play checkers made of solid granite on the recently acquired property.
"I just wanted to do something for the residents to enjoy," Mikhail said.
He and his wife, Karen, attended a recent Wyandotte City Council meeting to make the expansion plan official. A portion of the project is taking place on city-owned property, which the Mikhails have purchased from the city for $4,000.
"It's exciting ... coming out of these poor economic times that a business is being so successful and to choose to stay in Wyandotte (and) to choose to expand," Councilwoman Sheri Sutherby-Fricke said. "It's nice that you're able and capable of expanding your business. You don't hear that too often."
Mikhail said his business has been improving steadily over the last 28 years and the expansion will allow Nanna's to continue to grow. The $200,000 expansion will allow for about 50 additional seats.
Mikhail said he owes part of his success to his most popular menu item — the gyro omelet.
Construction is expected to begin in April and end in time for the Wyandotte Street Art Fair, which runs July 11-14, Adamczyk said.
See a sketch of the expansion plan for Nanna's Kitchen in the photo section of this article.