The demand to breathe life back into the long-standing train station, most formally known as Clara’s restaurant will soon be complete, with a Starbucks Community store opening soon and a second tenant now being announced for the location in Lansing, Michigan.
Gillespie Group signed a lease for the remaining space at 637 E. Michigan Ave., the restaurant Bobcat Bonnie’s. The location at the former train station will be Bobcat Bonnie’s eighth restaurant, with locations across Michigan in Detroit, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Partridge Creek, Wyandotte and Ypsilanti and one under construction in Toledo, Ohio.
Bobcat Bonnie’s is in the process of finalizing interior plans that include the use of the iconic train car while also incorporating and revitalizing some of the well-known interior historic features. The restaurant is hoping to open in the spring of 2023.