When the iconic Como’s reopened this past May, its new owner Zack Sklar was adamant about maintaining the character of the 1961 establishment — which, after more than half a century of service, shuttered in 2017. “Como’s is not new to Detroit, so the design needed to not be new,” Sklar says.
He experimented with yesteryear materials like formica for the tables, “grandma powder-blue” for the upholstery, and bricks for the exterior and the fun Scrabble-inspired wall, but his intentionality helped breathe new life into them. He also made sure to keep the original Como’s black and yellow sign. “Everything from the uniforms to the pizza that you put in your mouth all has to make sense. That’s something I pride myself on.”
Head to Ferndale for a slice of the new with the charm of the old.
Como’s, 22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; L& D Daily, Br. Sat.-Sun.; 248-677-4439; comosrestaurant.com