Joe Muer's Oyster House

Registered Site L0720

Joe Muer's Oyster House

Built around 1880, this structure originally housed a shoe and grocery store. In 1894 it was purchased by William Malburg, an undertaker and the father-in-law of Joe Muer. In 1906 Muer founded the Swift Cigar Company. He manufactured cigars on this site until the Great Depression. Muer started his popular restaurant on October 28, 1929, the day before the famous Wall Street crash. Despite a seemingly unfavorable beginning, the restaurant has continued to prosper for more than a half century. and is still owned by the Muer family.
photo of Joe Muer

This restaurant has now been completely razed.
Erected 1981

Location: 2000 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, Wayne County

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Latitude: 42.348403, Longitude: -83.0346465

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