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An Ann Arbor institution, offering a diverse and joyful menu, a lively, inviting and inclusive environment, and our signature SavCo Hospitality.

 

You may remember it, or may have only heard the stories–something about that tiny 23-seat cafe on State Street where the young owner was your waiter, cook, busser, cashier. That scrappy self-starter was Sava Farah–she was a little wild, had a lot of heart and major chops, and her restaurant grew up right along with her. With her unflappable and unstoppable dedication to great food with even greater hospitality, what started as a tiny lunch stop matured into the 300-seat restaurant it is today, a community mainstay and an entrepreneur’s American dream. Where else could an Albanian kid, emigrated to the Bronx at age five, start her own business on grit and saved tips? Sava’s is now the flagship of a larger and growing hospitality organization while still serving the community in all the same ways originally intended—with a diverse and joyful menu, a lively, inviting and inclusive environment, and perhaps above all, the dynamically generous hospitality Sava and her team are best known for.

address
216 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 9am–12am
Saturday & Sunday: 8am–12am

contact
info@SavasAnnArbor.com
734-623-2233


 

Let us transport you... to a truly authentic and memorable Spanish dining experience right here in your backyard.

 

Aventura was born of the spirit of adventure and a delicious trip to Spain. Literally carved from the bones of one of downtown Ann Arbor’s oldest buildings and utilizing classic Spanish design elements, the dining room and bar are intertwined, reiterating the deeply social experience of traditional restaurants and bars throughout Spain. Serving world-renowned paella, killer cocktails and wine, modern Spanish tapas, and our signature SavCo Hospitality, Aventura strives to stimulate, surprise, and delight. Let us transport you to a truly authentic and memorable Spanish dining experience right here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ever changing by our travels, there’s always a new adventure to experience at Aventura. !VALE!

address
216 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

hours of operation
Monday–Sunday: 3pm–12am

contact
info@AventuraAnnArbor.com
734-369-3153



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Wilma’s is an Ann Arbor oasis for townies and visitors alike.

Originally Babo (our adventure in grocering ), then a moonlight as Fred's, and now... Wilma's! This space has so much personality, it took us a stretch to zero in on exactly who it wanted to be. And it SO wanted to be Wilma's – a breath of fresh coastal air (East and West!), brightening and uplifting bellies with super clean and nourishing food & drink. The most stylistically modern of our four restaurants, the Wilma's experience is just as much about vibe as it is about conscientious eating. Think botanical garden + all the good things your body wants + just enough cool + the sweetest staff. A little bohemian, a lot welcoming, Wilma’s is an Ann Arbor oasis for townies and visitors alike.

address
403 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

hours of operation
Mon–Sat: 9am–9pm
Sun:  9am–4pm

contact
info@WilmasAnnArbor.com
734-669-3552

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An experience you'll love... a place you'll remember.

 

The restaurant property known for housing the famous Lord Fox, and most recently Roger Monks, at 5400 Plymouth Road, will be restored and expanded as both a community hub and destination restaurant, with a projected opening in 2020. The restaurant will seat ~250 guests and welcome family style and large party dining both indoor, and out. The original barn structure with gambrel roofline, erected in the 1880’s and utilized as a restaurant beginning in 1935, will be preserved and highlighted as the main bar and casual dining room, with modernized kitchen and dining areas peripherally added. The menu will offer farm-inspired comfort food, highlighting the seasonal richness of Michigan agriculture as well as local vendor/grower partnerships, including micro-local, custom organic production via Gateway Farms in Plymouth.

In addition to the new and dynamic interior spaces, the surrounding acreage will be rededicated to recreational interaction with Fleming Creek and its environs. All outdoor programming will be designed and executed with deliberate care and respect for the neighboring community, with established limits on sound amplification and event size/type. SavCo is also working closely with the Huron River Watershed Council on preservation and stewardship of the property section of Fleming Creek, as well as on varied educational programming and the execution of responsible storm water runoff practices including extensive use of rain gardens.

Consistent with and supportive of the village's ‘Dixboro Area Plan,’ we have also established our site plans with village-wide walkability access in mind. We are committed to consistent involvement at both the township and village level, to encourage, support and contribute to non-motorized pathway development.

SavCo is dedicated to honoring the history of the property as a restorative stop for weary travelers and a connection point for neighboring communities. Providing a diverse array of leisure environments, the new restaurant will offer hospitable comfort, the cultural warmth of socializing and celebrating with friends and strangers alike, and above all—the joy of simple yet soul-satisfying food and drink.

We’ll be working hard on this project throughout the summer and plan to open in 2020.

address
5400 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

contact
info@DixboroHouse.com

press inquiries
press@DixboroHouse.com