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Clara’s restaurant in downtown Lansing to close

An iconic restaurant in downtown Lansing will be closing its doors for good.

Clara’s Lansing Station employee tells News 10 in Lansing the restaurant will officially close on June 26th.

The restaurant is a restored former train station.

The restaurant has served the downtown Lansing area for decades. According to the restaurants website, “active restaurateurs bought the station in 1978.”

Clara’s other station located in Battle Creek will remain open.

Clara’s is located on 637 East Michigan Ave in Lansing.



June 2016 edition of OnTrack

We hope you enjoy our new issue. And don’t forget that we like to hear from you. Do you have story ideas? Would you like to write one of your own? Let us know!

June issue includes:

  • Candidates being sought for MARP executive committee positions
  • May membership meeting notes
  • Amtrak offers
    — 20% off Fourth of July
    — Kids ride free on the Pere Marquette
         — Bring your bike along on the Pere Marquette, Blue Water, Capitol, Ltd., Saluki, and others
    — Bring your pet along
  • SE Michigan Regional Master Transit Plan out for comment and November vote
  • Program announced for the 4th Annual Michigan Rail Conference in August

Here’s a PDF version of the newsletter: ontrack_57

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Now through August 30, 2016

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May 31 – August 31, 2016

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