Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Construction on new Como's begins in downtown Detroit

Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit is set to have another new tenant this winter.

Como's Pizzeria, Inc., the company that owns Como's Restaurant and Pizzeria in Ferndale, recently began construction on a second restaurant, which will be located at 1550 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

The new Como's eatery will have a 4,000-square-foot ground floor and a 2,000-square-foot deck above it. The project is estimated to cost about $1 million.

Dining at the Ferndale Como's is kind of like Arnold's Restaurant on Happy Days, except with more Italian accents; it's that classic, 1950s-style family eatery, complete with the tall, chrome pizza stands and green and white patio awnings.

Although Como's does offer burgers and a multitude of other deep-fried appetizers, it is most popular for its pizzas and pastas, which range from about $7 - $25.

The new Detroit Como's is scheduled to open in January, 2006.