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New West Road Business Beginning to Take Shape

Some Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch users were disappointed to find out the nature of a new business coming to West Road.

A shiny new sign sits atop a former Burger King location on West Road near the border of Woodhaven and Trenton.

The building is currently being transformed into a new Wild Coney and Grill location.

Wild Coney & Grill locations in Southgate, Riverview and Wayne serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

An owner of the new restaurant could not be reached for a potential completion date.

Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch users had mixed feelings about the new business:

  • michelle: Well, we may have quite a few coney places around but I do love coney places. :-) I have not tried them out yet.
  • Stephanie Keffer: Healthy food options are something this area desperately needs, like pronto.
  • Tracy Loger: While I am happy to see a vacant building be occupied, I wish it were something other than a Coney Island. After all, as you said, there are already 2 very close to this one. I would much rather see a good Italian restaurant or something different from is already so close to home!! But......again, I am thankful somebody is trying to make something in an already built building instead of putting up another strip mall!!!!
  • cscharlt: Gross. Another unhealthy unremarkable restaurant choice added to downriver. At least since it's a "coney" it'll run the typical "coney" business course and be gone in 5 years. I echo the sentiments of Rick and Kathye that some sort of deli-style sandwich shop or alternative would bring much better variety to downriver.
  • jeanne: i would love to see a Bahama breeze come our way, and a Qdoba or Chipotle.

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Kelli Karls LeRiche February 05, 2013 at 01:12 PM
There is a Qdoba that will be opening very soon in Taylor and there is a deli style sub shop near the corner of Allen and West roads. I do agree with Tracy, a nice Italian restaurant would be wonderful. Although, Wild Coney does have some wonderful salads and great soups. I order periodically for their Southgate location and have always been pleased with their food. And, yes, there are a few coney island restaurants in the area, however, there must have been a want for yet another or I do not believe Trenton would have approved it. Good luck to Wild Coney and I'm excited to see what the future holds for Trenton and more developing businesses!!!
Marie February 05, 2013 at 02:47 PM
I do believe it is located in Woodhaven, not Trenton. I do agree that we need some healthy choice restaurants in this area. But I'm sure that the CEO's of the better choice restaurants and grocery stores do not think that the downriver area is the right place for them. As previous reports from Trader Joes have stated.
Ed gall February 05, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Love wild coney! At all their other locations they have great wait staff and fast service. I'm sure this one will also.
Ed gall February 05, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Also like to add they have broke ground for construction of buffalo wild wings in front of lowes!
Renee February 05, 2013 at 03:10 PM
The Qdoba is open in Taylor and all the food is too spicy. Not everyone likes spicy food. Just sayin. And another Coney is just too much. A deli with some healthy food would be the best and I think most people would agree with that.
Sophie Radakovich February 05, 2013 at 04:11 PM
We are not offering the younger generation any healthy or even semi-healthy choices for eating. I agree with Marie, the perception is that Downriver is not the place for hip, new ideas for eateries. Local coney island eateries would be a far better choice, at least they get their produce, eggs, etc. locally. There's always Panera! Their business is booming.
L. H. February 05, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Panera is way over priced and the food is not good.
cscharlt February 05, 2013 at 05:54 PM
No wonder Whole Foods and Trader Joes passed up on downriver. Our downriver city council administration is clearly conveying a message that this area is not their intended market for a fresh, health, alternative food source that could attract a younger generation with an education and money to spend. Had I not grown up in the area, I probably wouldn't have selected Trenton as my home. To me this shows that our area governments are more concerned with filling the vacancy with a tax revenue generating business than holding out for a better long term establishment.
Ron February 05, 2013 at 07:28 PM
What are they going to do with the vacant K-Mart property at West and Allen? I heard they are planning to build a new LA Fitness Gym there. Any truth to that? It's a prime piece of property. Hope it doesn't sit vacant and abandon long. Not what we need on a major corner like that.
Lindsey Hale February 05, 2013 at 09:08 PM
I heard they were putting stores inside Kmart..like a mini mall. Scares me that it sounds a bit like a Gibralter Trade Center!
Rick February 05, 2013 at 09:41 PM
There was a story in the news herals a week or so ago about the kmart location. A big box store will take up most of the building while the other portion will be smaller retail. Also they proposed a fast food restaraunt in the parking lot with another stand alone building.
Ron February 06, 2013 at 02:31 AM
None of that sounds good for the area. In time it will become a blighted property with nothing to offer area residents.
Ed gall February 06, 2013 at 08:23 PM
LA fitness is going to be built between Kohls and Lowes
Nancy W February 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM
I've tried a lot of the Coney places around, but I prefer Wild Coney. I love their spinach and feta omelettes and their fish snack meals.
lori czinski February 12, 2013 at 04:28 AM
We need a Whole Foods downriver. We are missing out on new healthy choices.
sharron jackson February 16, 2013 at 08:17 PM
I agree with Lori Czinski
Michael May 22, 2013 at 02:42 PM
I've been pondering with the idea of opening a Trader Joes type store with a healthy market section in the downriver area. I think the vacant Manns Kitchen store would be a great location. My daughter is always going to Ann Arbor for healthy alternatives. Why not downriver!

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