Clara’s Lansing Station Closing After This Weekend
I still can't believe it, after more than 37 years, Clara's Lansing Station is closing its doors. The last day of business for the downtown restaurant is Sunday. One thing is for sure, almost 38 years is an accomplishment not many restaurants reach.
Now through Sunday, Clara's will offer a limited menu featuring some of the most popular dishes served over the years. Those include the Reuben sandwich, the Chicken Hawaiian, stuffed hot potatoes, burgers and the Royal Feast pizza.
Clara's is one of the most ornate and historic destinations in town. The Michigan Central Railroad Station was built in 1903. Later called Union Station, it was used until 1972, when all service through Lansing was discontinued.
The 6,000 square foot building seats almost 300, with the patio seats adding another 30 to 40. On a side note, I would like to congratulate the owners for a great restaurant run here in the Lansing area for almost 38 years. The food and service has always been 5 star quality.
Owners of Clara's Lansing Station reflect on 38 years in the Lansing State Journal.