Second act for Fly Trap

Ferndale Fly Trap owners Kara and Gavin McMillian shut down their popular diner back in September due to staffing shortages and other challenges. Recently, the pair posted on social media that Matt Buskard, owner of local chain Bobcat Bonnie’s, was acquiring the diner. “When we began negotiations with Matt, we were able to perceive a future more clearly. Matt has been a regular for many years...throughout the pandemic he has proven himself as a champion of this industry as well. He was continually offering us assistance of any sort, from PPE to outdoor dining solutions, as he knew the struggle of restaurant business ownership. We entertained no other offers in the sale of our beloved business because we knew that his heart was all Fly Trap and in the preservation of our small diner’s legacy,” said the McMillians in a joint statement. Buskard confirmed that he would be ordering the same food, from the same vendors, using the same recipes, to maintain the fantastic Fly Trap that the McMillians created and loved for 17 years. “We are grateful to be doing this with our friends Kara and Gavin – it’s rare to have such an amicable transfer – one in which the former owners are so actively assisting us, and even still making some of the memorable items. Who doesn’t love their hot sauces and jams?” said Buskard. The Fly Trap expects to reopen in mid-March. 22950 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale theflytrapferndale.com




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