Como’s, the mainstay Ferndale pizzeria for more than half a century, is shuttered for good after a number of health code violations that plagued the eatery, The Detroit News reports.
The daily says a chalkboard sign is posted on the restaurant’s back entrance, saying “Closed for good. Retired... still the best pizza. Thank you for 66 years.”
An online sale by Michigan Restaurant Liquidations and Auctions is in the works on Jan. 11 have posted details of a second round of Como’s equipment online on Jan. 11 and includes its neon-lit “Como’s Restaurant” that flashed on the corner of Woodward and Nine Mile.
Trouble started becoming apparent for the pizzeria in 2015 when the restaurant’s liquor license was briefly suspended and again when it was forced to close last year because of a number of severe health code violations.
In September, the Oakland County Food Service Appeal Board voted against reinstating Como’s business license after shutting it down for the second time in a year in August. At the time, owner George Grego blamed employees for food safety problems, but the board said that was no excuse.
Last month, Grego — whose parents opened the restaurant in 1961 — fielded multiple offers to buy the property.
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