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What was missing at a lunch visit in early February was the under-forty crowd. Bud Metzger's father, Fritz, bought the restaurant from Schumacher in Trained as a baker in Germany, he left in to escape the rampant inflation, only to run into the Depression here.
While keeping the original customer base of factory workers and people of German descent, the Old German began attracting a much wider clientele, becoming the special-occasion restaurant for many townspeople and university students. Bud returned from the navy in and immediately went to work for his father. Some already have plans.
By the time Schumacher ed the restaurant init had expanded into its current L-shaped layout by taking over a grocery store facing Washington Street. When Prohibition was repealed inSchwarz couldn't get a liquor because he was still a German citizen. During the 's and 's, the lines of people waiting to be served often extended outside and down the block. But the item was so popular, explains Metzger, they d selling it--"We just hung on a new label.
At lunchtime they served workers from the three factories in the area--King Seeley, American Broach, and the International Radio factory later Argus. Competition from scores of newer restaurants has put an end to the long waiting lines, but the Old German is still very busy at mealtimes. It was out of business for two years, but customers flocked back after it was remodeled and expanded. Many university alumni feel that a visit to the Old German is a must when they return to Ann Arbor to relive their first dates or their first beers at age twenty-one. He isn't sure what he'll do in retirement, but he won't be leaving town.
He sold the restaurant to the Haab brothers, Oscar and Otto, but they found it too hard to run restaurants in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, so after a few years they offered to sell it back. In the 's, the restaurant was fined for selling "adulterated" hamburgers because they added breading and seasoning. The Old German will close the first or second week in March. After almost fifty years of working seven-day weeks, the restaurant's current owner, Bud Robert Metzger, is closing the business and retiring.
The Old German started in as a small eatery on Ashley with a horseshoe counter and a few tables. He thinks his twenty-four employees, many of them long-term cook Bill Dettling has been there since Schumacher's daywill have no trouble finding other employment.
Although Metzger's rest is well deserved, his customers are in mourning, many of them coming in for a last chance to savor a menu that embodies the cuisine of Ann Arbor's Swabian population: southern German specialties such as spatzen, warm potato salad, stuffed noodles, Koenigsberger klops veal meatballs in a caper sauceand liver dumplings. Carolina Schumacher and Anny Schwarz cooked traditional German fare, with daily specials such as spareribs, sauerkraut, and pig hocks, and chicken dinners on Sunday.
Just a few months after the Old German opened, William started a similar German restaurant, Metzger's, right next door where the Del Rio is now.
Still not a citizen, Schwarz asked Gottlob Schumacher, a tailor at Wild's Men's Clothing, to become his partner and apply for the liquor. Bud Metzger's beer stein collection, which is almost as famous as the food, will be auctioned off in May.
The Passing of the Old German Author. One item, "German meat patties," is an Old German original.
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Parent ID. Ann Arbor Observer, March It was a favorite of townsfolk for 67 years "I feel real bad that I've celebrated my last birthday there," says Gottlob Schumacher, a former owner of the Old German, who turned ninety-one on January Rights Held By. They have to be out for the new owners, the Grizzly Peak Brew Pub, by the first of April, but Bud doesn't want a big deal made out of the actual final day. Metzger had two brothers in Ann Arbor, William and Gottfried, who were also trained as bakers.
Gottfried ran the DeLuxe Bakery on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Washington, and for many years furnished the black bread for his brothers' restaurants. Some regulars come every day, including a group, mainly lawyers, who gather at the traditional round table for lunch. Their father owned a bakery in their hometown of Wilhelmsdorf.
Original owner William Schwarz was a German-trained butcher who specialized in sausage making. A fire on April 1,destroyed the Old German.