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Last Call at Tom’s Tavern: Owner Ron Gurdjian Passes Away at 78

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Detroit lost a local legend this weekend.

Tom’s Tavern owner and bartender Ron Gurdjian, age 78, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday night.

The rundown bar at 7 Mile and Wyoming is a storied piece of Detroit’s dive bar history.

Writer John Carlisle has written about Gurdjian and Tom’s Tavern for the Free Press.

CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire spoke with him about the bar’s truly unique character and what may lie ahead for it in the future.  

Image credit: Yelp User Jake J.

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About the Author

Amanda LeClaire

Host, CultureShift

Host of WDET’s arts, culture, and music program, CultureShift.

amanda.leclaire@wdet.org   Follow @amandalee_lec

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