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Ron Gurdjian, Owner Of The Legendary Tom's Tavern, Has Passed Away

A Detroit legend has died. Ron Gurdjian, the man who was everything to Tom’s Tavern and beloved to legions of Detroiters near and far, passed away on Sunday night. He was 78. The bar, located on 7 Mile just west of Wyoming, literally embodies the term “hole in the wall,” and it had plenty of holes in its walls. Not to mention, it’s slanted floors and rickety bar. Not only was Ron a legend, he kept legendary company. When televisions were stolen or when someone looking to take some boo...

The Fabled Tom's Tavern Makes List Of 8 Grittiest Dive Bars in America

Tom’s Tavern is certainly a peculiar little saloon. You can find Tom’s near Wyoming and 7 Mile Road. But don’t let the abandoned shack-like appearance fool you … it’s still very much open. In fact, the place is 86 years old and has survived more than its share of tribulations. The current owner, Ron Gurdjian, usually tends bar and he’s always up for a good conversation. The Yahoo list, which originally appeared on, had this to say about the saloon. You might say that Tom’s has nin...

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