GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Derby Station in East Grand Rapids announced its official last call as they closed their doors for good on Wednesday, July 3.
The restaurant has been a fixture on Wealthy Street in the Gaslight Village district for over 10 years.
"It's sad," Cahley Shouldice, a regular customer said.
"We had a lot of good times there."
"It has been a great place to go on Friday's after work," Toran Keith, who lives nearby said.
The restaurant owner announced he was closing by posting this sign on their front door.
"We appreciate all of the patronage over the last 10+ years, but felt it was time to move on and let others take part in the vibrant community," it said.
In an e-mail to 13 On Your Side, owner Larry Zeiser said the decision was based on a "mutual agreement between [Derby Station] and the land owner,"
"We both felt that it was time for another to take over the space. We truly appreciate the support the community has given us over the years," Zeiser said.
"I didn't expect them to close," Ashley Flanagin, who lives nearby said. "It wasn't always super busy but the staff is always great and the food is good."
"Hopefully someone will come in and redo the place and make it something great for people to enjoy," Shouldice said.
The owner of Derby Station also owns Logan's Alley on Michigan Street in Grand Rapids. Wednesday afternoon it seemed to be business as usual at that location.
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