Como’s captured headlines of the local food press as well as the hyperlocal sites when it closed temporarily due to health department violations.
However, the place has been around since 1961, and it wasn’t going to go down without a fight. Word is the bar has re-opened and food inventory is on order, per a Facebook post.
The restaurant and bar at the corner of Woodward and Nine Mile has an expansive patio as well as has a strong reputation of support in the LGBT community. Per Pridesource:
The restaurant has built a reputation for being a strong activist for the LGBT community. Grego’s family was known for telling customers back then to “hit the road” when they refused to be waited on by LGBT employees.
“Way before it ever became fashionable or even permissible to admit LGBT people into bars and restaurants, Como’s was welcoming and supportive,” said Craig Covey, former Ferndale mayor, who frequented the restaurant in the ’80s and ’90s for community meetings and socializing with other LGBT political activists.
There’s no exact word on when the food inventory will arrive to fire the kitchen back up.