Como's opens pop-up adjacent to Maple Theater
By Lisa Brody
Como's Restaurant, a popular Ferndale destination, is opening a pop-up location adjacent to the Maple Theater on Friday, February 5, with hopes of making it permanent, restaurateur Zack Sklar said.
“We'll have all the crowd-pleasers,” Sklar said of the more limited menu at the new Como's location in Bloomfield Township on 4135 Maple Road just west of Telegraph.
His company, Peas & Carrots Hospitality, plans to offer pizzas, hearty appetizers, salads and crafted cocktails at the Bloomfield location.
“We're geeked for this. We want to give people a great restaurant concept that is COVID-friendly,” Sklar said.
Como's will be open for lunch and dinner, with daily specials coming in the near future.
The Maple Como's will offer limited dine-in, an outdoor patio with heaters, carry out, contactless curbside pick up and contactless delivery.
“We'll be doing our own delivery, and the cool part is, soon we'll have a tech component with our own app that people can download to order,” Sklar said.
He said the hospitality group recognized they had a strong following in the Birmingham/Bloomfield marketplace, but since the pandemic, “Ferndale is kinda far to go for a carryout. We get it. We have so many loyal followers in this area.”
In addition, he said it's an opportunity to employ some of their own out-of-work servers, whom they have supported through thick and thin during the COVID pandemic.
“Our team is so great. We have not laid off one manager. We've raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our employees. We have a policy, every out-of-work employee can order for their families every day,” from one of their establishments, Sklar said.
How long will the pop-up stay open? Sklar said it's open ended, dependent upon community response.
“We hope the community will support us during this time,” he said.