Hometown Restaurant Group
Tigerlily is scheduled to open in downtown Ferndale this summer.
A new Asian-inspired restaurant and sushi bar is opening on West Nine Mile in Ferndale, with an adjacent tiki bar.
Tigerlily is scheduled to open this summer at the site of Antihero
, a former hotspot that served Asian-influenced cuisine and drinks until it closed in 2020 amid the pandemic.
Ferndale-based Hometown Restaurant Group, which purchased Antihero in 2021, is renovating the space at 231 W. Nine Mile to include a 4,000-square-foot dining area with a full sushi bar and a dining room with seating for 170.
Tigerlily will feature sushi and Asian cuisine.
Mai Tiki, a 900-square-foot, 44-seat tiki bar, will be accessible only through Tigerlily, and will feature fresh juices and craft cocktails.
Birmingham architects Ron & Roman are designing the more than $1 million in renovations, which include reducing the exterior facade to its original, historic frontage.
Tigerlily will be open seven days a week. On weekdays, the restaurant will open at 4 p.m.
The restaurant's name is a nod to the tiger lily, which once grew wild in Ferndale and is indigenous to areas of Asian.
“Considered a symbol of pride and positivity, Tigerlily is fitting both for Ferndale and its residents, as well a budding restaurant that plans to be a standout in Ferndale’s bouquet of restaurants,” Hometown Restaurant Group said in a news release.
Hometown Restaurant Group also opens and operates Public House, One-Eyed Betty’s, Pop’s For Italian, and the former Rosie O’ Grady’s, all in downtown Ferndale.
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