Beerhead to Serve 500 Brands in Novi.
An American craft beer franchise plans to serve nearly 500 brands of beer at its first Michigan location opening in June.
Yousef Ayyash, with help from his wife and brother, is investing more than $1 million to open Beerhead Bar & Eatery at the Fountain Walk in Novi that will include foreign, domestic and local brands.
The beer list will offer brews from Detroit-based Atwater Brewing Co., Kalamazoo-based Bell’s Brewery Inc., Kalamazoo-based Arcadia Brewing Co. and Grand Rapids-based Vander Mill LLC. A lunch and dinner menu will offer pizza, sandwiches, a signature shareable barbarian pretzel, salads and desserts, according to its website.
The new restaurant expects to employ 40-50 people. It will have more than 220 indoor and outdoor seats at the more than 5,600-square-foot store at 44375 W. 12 Mile Road. The space is designed by Cleveland-based HSB Architects & Engineers. A contractor was not named.
Ayyash signed a 10-year lease with Antonio, Texas-based Sun Valley Ltd.
Beerhead Novi will be home to the eighth Beerhead Bar & Eatery, which was founded in 2012 and has locations spanning Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. The Vernon Hills, Ill.-based chain plans to open 30 restaurants over the next four years.