DETROIT (WWJ) – Joe Muer’s seafood restaurant closed it’s doors in May of 1998 and the old building on Gratiot in Detroit has since been torn down.
In an announcement Thursday, WWJ has learned the once-popular eatery will reopen. Same name, different owner. Now Andiamo Restaurant Group President and CEO Joe Vicari will be at the helm.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
He says getting the million-plus dollars for the deal was not a slam dunk.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
“Things are different today but we were able to talk to level one and they liked the idea and were happy about it, honestly we went to three or four banks before them and they were the ones that stepped up, we are really happy and excited,” says Vicari.MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
Neither Vicari, nor Joe Muir, will reveal the amount paid for the Joe Muer’s name and logo.