At 200 W. Fifth Ave., Detroit Dogs has a big red and black sign announcing it's "opening soon" and it's hiring, too.
What is Detroit Dogs? It's a new eatery featuring gourmet hot dogs.
"We're very excited to come to Royal Oak," said Nino Perna of Monroe.
Together, Perna and partner Tony Sacco, also of Monroe, have more than 70 years of combined restaurant experience. The pair are also partnering with two Royal Oakers — Nick Sacco and Joel Karboske — and plan to open the new restaurant in the next 30 days.
"The Royal Oak guys insisted we do something in Royal Oak," Perna said. "The concept of Detroit Dogs is that everything is local. We use Dearborn Brand hot dogs and a bakery in Hamtramck for the buns. We'll sell Faygo Pop and Better Made potato chips. Our menu is small, but it's cool."
The hours are up in the air at the moment, but Perna says they plan to be open for lunch and dinner.
"It's going to be exciting."
Yogurt City sports a new sign
There's also a "Coming Soon" poster in the window at 122 S. Main along with a new "Yogurt City" sign above the door.
There's no word yet as to when the soft-serve frozen yogurt shop will open next to the Nutri-Food store, but people were busy working on the interior Monday.
Yogurt City will offer dozens of flavors, such as carrot cake, pistachio and York chocolate peppermint, as well as low fat and non-fat options. Everything is self-serve.
It joins, Sweet Earth, which opened in downtown last year, in the competitive "fro-yo" market.