After spending six years working for C.A. Muer Corp. of Southfield, Mich., during college and afterward, Mike Gibbons decided to venture out on his own. He partnered with former Muer vice president Dennis Serras in 1979, and in 1981 formed Main Street Ventures. They opened their first full-service restaurant in Farmington Hills, Mich., and then proceeded to expand their business holdings, opening a string of other full-service restaurants in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, ...

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