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Dabirch
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lisa Johanon is one of the unheralded heroes that help make this city special.

If you have the opportunity to stop by and support the deli or the Freeze, and the work that the CDC does, I would urge you to do so.

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D-Biz: Mr. Fo Fo's sandwiches are decadent and delicious
One-pound corned beef sandwiches are not for the faint of heart. Literally.

But that is what Mr. Fo Fo's does best, and has been doing for 30 years. The legendary restaurant is now managed by Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp. who bought and renovated the building in 2006.

Director Lisa Johanon grew up just down the street from Mr. Fo Fo's and admits to being awed at the prospect of running such a neighborhood institution."I remember a line out the door, it was just a jammin' place all the time," she says. "We're really hoping to bring it back to the glory days that Mr. Fo Fo's once knew."

CDC trains young people between the ages of 16 and 21 at Mr. Fo Fo's and the adjacent ice cream shop, The Freeze. After five months of employment, the organization helps them find a permanent job. 300 youth have passed through the workforce training program in the past seven years.

The restaurant and its staff inspire devotion from its patrons. "To see how many people are so loyal to the restaurant, that's been unique to see," says Johanon.



http://modeldmedia.com/develop mentnews/DBIZmr-fo-fos13108.as px
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Sciencefair
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I used to live down the street from Mr. FoFo's and they really have a nice thing going there!
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Jfried
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where is Mr. Fo's at? I was surprised that the modeld article didn't include the location.
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Royce
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is this Mr. Fo Fos store still on Second Ave?
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Gannon
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it Second Avenue between Boston/Edison and the New Center areas?

Haven't been in years, but they always put me in a food coma.

Amazing food...great people back then. Sounds like they're keeping another tradition alive.
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Gannon
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 1:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HEY, they had it...just a few clicks away.
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Jfried
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

good call. I'm lazy and expected it to be in the article.
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Jazzylinn
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Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

FoFo's is on Second off of Hazlewood.

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