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Ferndale Stalwart Como’s Shut Down for Health Code Violations [Updated]

The Woodward Avenue pizza slinger is temporarily shuttered

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Ferndale’s Woodward and Nine Mile anchor restaurant Como’s is undergoing a remodel. Per a Facebook announcement the eatery has temporarily shuttered while it undergoes a “major renovation” that “includes a massive upgrade to the kitchen and dining room.”

Reached by Eater, owner George Grego says he’s been slowly modernizing different aspects of Como’s over the past year including remodeling the bar area. Grego is meeting with architects this week to discuss his plan for the updates to the dining room, which last received a facelift more than 20 years ago. Next week, Grego also has plans to meet with a food consultant to develop a “new lighter menu” featuring “Michigan-made products.” The renovation and menu changes are expected to take between three and four weeks.

Como’s has dominated the busy corner in Ferndale since 1961. Last December, though, the spot fell into trouble when it was slapped with a 50-day liquor license suspension for serving a minor and bouncing a check. The suspension spelled trouble for the restaurant that does big business around the holidays, but the issue was quickly resolved and Como’s was back to pouring drinks within a week of the initial report.

Update/Correction, 9/24, 10:37 a.m.: Things aren’t always as they appear. Such is the case for Como’s, which as the Detroit Free Press reports was shuttered this week not for renovations but in fact because Oakland County Health and Human Services temporarily revoked its business license until it remedied major health violations.

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