BATTLE CREEK, MI – Smoke ‘n Fire restaurant, nestled just off the FireKeepers Hotel Lobby, is next on deck for a completely new look. Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 8. The new design features an expanded footprint, with the bar moving inside the restaurant, a rich, bold color scheme, new tables and seating, as well as a new entrance. The restaurant exterior will be clad in Shou Sugi Ban wood, a Japanese style of burnt wood.
“As an extension of the hotel lobby, Smoke ‘n Fire will be updated to compliment all of the beauty of the new tower,” said Kathy George, FireKeepers Casino Hotel CEO. “The new design truly takes the Smoke ‘n Fire name to heart, and will surely create a memorable, upscale dining experience for our guests to enjoy.”
The restaurant will be closed on Sept. 8, reopening on Sept. 9 in a temporary location, the former Nibi restaurant just off of the casino floor. Renovations are expected to take a few months; a reopening date will be announced closer to completion.
The bulk of the existing Smoke ‘n Fire menu will be available during this time. The new design was created by Fishbeck, and Moore Trosper Construction has been hired as the general contractor. Both companies are based in Michigan.