Breaking the hearts of barbecue fans and those that just loved seeing something so unique transform part of Durand that has, for a long time, been absent of life it once had, Union Station Smoke House owner Mike Malachowski announced in a Tuesday Facebook post that the restaurant is now closed for good.
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Have you ever wondered why "Main Street" has fewer businesses than Saginaw Street? It didn't used to be that way! Main Street Durand used to be lined with restaurants, hotels and even a car dealership! Of course, for many years, Union Station Smoke House was known as Frank's Boron Station! Frank's opened in 1957. Mike wrote "What a journey and dream come true this has been, from renovating an old gas station to a beautiful restaurant. It has been a wonderful experience, but now I have a new dream and business route I would like to pursue.
Union Station Smokehouse is now permanently closed, until new owners purchase the business.
For any purchasing inquiries please contact Scott Myers, 810-695-4111."
Directly across the street from the restaurant, in the space occupied by so many midway rides just this past weekend, the city plans to develop the new Railroad Street Park. A Patronicity online fundraiser has already exceeded its $7,500 goal, and those funds will be matched by a grant from Michigan Economic Development Corporation. All those funds will then be combined with a grant already committed to the project by Canadian National Railway.
Get more information, see site plans and donate before the campaign expires on May 31st at noon by clicking HERE.
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