Como’s Restaurant in Ferndale has finally found a new owner. Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group is taking over the troubled restaurant, which permanently closed in December after having its license revoked for a slew of health code violations. In a somewhat surprising move, the group plans to reincarnate the Nine Mile Road stalwart by paying “homage to the original restaurant by keeping the name Como’s,” per a release.
Owned by chef Zack Sklar, Jim Bellinson, and Josh Humphrey, Peas & Carrots operates several popular restaurants across the region including Social Kitchen & Bar, Mex, and Beau’s Grillery. The group bought the 8,000-square-foot building located in a prime corner space at 22812 Woodward Ave. for an undisclosed purchase price, a representative for Peas & Carrots confirms to Eater. The Grego family had reportedly listed the property for $4 million.
Along with the name, the new Como’s will offer a similar neighborhood vibe to the original with ample indoor and outdoor seating. It will, however, undergo and full renovation. Likewise, the restaurant is expected to offer an Italian menu focused on pizza with “a generous offering of beers on tap,” something Peas & Carrots has tried out in the past in Birmingham with now-shuttered Arthur Avenue.
The rebooted Como’s is anticipated to debut in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates as the project moves forward.
Correction: This article has be updated to reflect the correct spelling of Jim Bellinson’s.
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