"Much has changed in Royal Oak over the past decade — gone are the punk stores (Editor's note: read--independent record stores, one of which I met Scott Ian from Anthrax one time...that was cool; also the OTHER Noir), head shops and independent coffee houses you could smoke in (Editor's note: remember THAT???); in are the upscale boutiques, chain eateries and high-rise loft developments. But Tom's Oyster Bar remains a monument of a former era, as relevant as ever in this Royal Oak Redux.
'Tom Brandel opened the first Tom's Oyster Bar in downtown Detroit in 1985. He had a vision of serving the freshest fish in the simplest ways, and having fresh fish and oysters delivered on a daily basis. His recipe for success led to the opening of this Royal Oak location in 1994, and Tom's still remains a Metro Detroit favorite...."
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