New owners for Pronto!

August 12, 2020

 

After releasing that Five15 had bought the Royal Oak restaurant Pronto!, 608 S. Washington Avenue, Five15 co-owner Gary Baglio was not anticipating the reaction they received. “The amount of excitement and enthusiasm…is so encouraging. I hope we can live up to the expectation and I’m sure we’ll be able to,” he said. It turns out this transaction had been in the works for about a year, according to Baglio, but their connection goes back further to when Five15 partnered with Pronto to use their liquor license to serve alcohol during Five15’s Drag Queen Bingo nights, which now has a permanent home just down the street at 600 W. Washington Avenue. The new owners plan to keep the Pronto! name but little else will look similar in the space. There are plans to make Pronto’s decor similar to Five15, which Baglio described as a very ‘60s, loungey, with a Palm Springs vibe. While Baglio couldn’t go in to details yet, he said that they’ll have a brand-new menu as well.

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Metro Intelligencer is a periodic column about the vibrant and changing restaurant/dining scene in the metro Detroit area, reported/written by Dana Casadei.