More than a month after Como’s Restaurant was shut down by Oakland County for health code violations, it’s looking more likely that the owners of the Ferndale establishment will sell the property. The Grego family is reportedly fielding multiple offers to buyout the business, according to the Daily Tribune.
George Grego, whose parents opened Como’s in 1961, had initially told the Detroit News that he intended to reopen the restaurant. However, some questioned whether it would be worth attempting to relaunched now that the business’s reputation has been tarnished by two separate shutdowns by the health department in two years.
Dean Bach, owner of Dino’s Lounge and a friend of Grego tells the Tribune that Como’s owners are working with city and downtown officials to find a possible buyer. The restaurant is located on a prime piece of Woodward-facing real estate in the city’s downtown district and could fetch a hefty price. “Businesses have been sniffing around, but that property is going to be expensive,” Bach says.
Neither officials nor Grego would reveal who making offers to buyout the space, though city did quash rumors of a possible Short’s Brewing or Walgreen’s takeover stating that their were no confirmed offers from those companies. Stay tuned for more updates on Como’s.
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