A new cigar bar and lounge is on its way to downtown Ferndale.
Ferndale City Council approved a liquor license on Monday night for Secret Bar and Bistro, which will open at 315-319 W. Nine Mile Road – including the former location of Le Soups.
Council members unanimously approved the license following a discussion about possible noise and second-hand smoke concerns. Co-owner Ronnie Ayar said the lounge will offer ambient music played through targeted speakers only and will install an extensive ventilation system.
Secret Bar and Lounge plans to offer freshly prepared foods, including tapas and deserts, along with quality cigars in a relaxing environnrent. Entertainment and special theme nights, such as Latin music night, will be featured. The theme and decor of the restaurant will be a fusion of wood, metal and stone, Ayar said, and a portion of the business will be for a private, smoke-free dining area. He said the concept will bring something unique to the area.
"There's no place that does this," Ayar said.
He said renovations will begin soon and the lounge could open sometime this summer.