Big Buck Brewery may be seeing new life, converting into an entertainment “HUB”

Posted on August 18, 2016

Big ideas are planned for the building that once housed Big Buck Brewery in Auburn Hills.

The brewery, located at 2550 Takata Drive, was closed in December of 2006 and has since been vacant and left neglected but new development may be on the rise.

Auburn Hills Director of Community Development Steve Cohen shared the news.

“An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills to transform the building into a football-bowling entertainment venue anticipated to be named the ‘HUB’,” said Cohen.

Cohen said the interior will include 16 courts with spectating and eating areas.

Football bowling is similar to bowling only the participant tries to knock down bowling pins by passing a football.

A public hearing will be held at the Auburn Hills Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1827 N. Squirrel Road, for those wanting to learn more about the development proposal.

According to The Petoskey News, the Auburn Hills restaurant was closed when the parent company was unable to renegotiate the lease for the building, which is near The Palace of Auburn Hills and the now-vacant Pontiac Silverdome. At the time, the restaurant, which is based in Gaylord, said it was looking for another location in southeastern Michigan; however, the Gaylord location remains the only Big Buck Brewery.