Another landmark lost in Wellston

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  1. jimp

    jimp Hunter gatherer Premium Member

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    Things were looking up a year and a half ago when I posted the re-opening of the Lumberjack Lodge and restaurant on Seaman rd.
    http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showpost.php?p=3590711&postcount=1
    An update on that one is that it's up for sale again.

    Last year the Deer Horn closed due to the passing of one of the principals...litigation is tying up any reopening.

    Then it was the Trout Scout smokehouse that closed.

    Now the Wellston Hardware/Gas station on the corner of Seaman and M55 has closed.
    No more hot breakfast sandwiches before the trip...:sad:

    I hope it reopens, lots of those obscure plumbing and electrical parts in back cannot be found at the big box stores.

    Now the only place for real 100% gas is pump#3 at the Mini-Mart in Brethren.
    $4.29 this afternoon.

    On the positive side, The Stockade down by Pine Creek will be opening again soon, however there is no liquor license.
     
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    Bummer..

    I have a feeling the future will continue to be bleak for that area.
     
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    Man that's a bummer! Always liked stopping in there for goods when I was in the area fishing/hunting/camping. Always good people working there.

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    Really, that sucks....hadn't been by there in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Drive the 'human herd' to the big cities. Easier to 'control' when they are all in 1 place. Long live the Wellston's of the world. So sad.:(
     
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    As long as that cool younger guy with the auto parts store on 55 is able to keep it going, there is always hope.
     
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    That sucks! That is the only place I go for other stuff then fishing gear.
     
  8. jimp

    jimp Hunter gatherer Premium Member

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    Dublin store is next closest for other things like hardware, ammo and outdoor gear...
    They've already seen an increase of sales in those departments.

    Town and Country west of Pappy's has tools and other odds and ends too.

    One's loss is another's gain.
     
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    I was going to post about this too. Was up there this past weekend. Had to slow down and bow my head on the way out of town for Wellston hardware. God knows I did my part to keep them open this summer.
     
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    jimp Hunter gatherer Premium Member

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    Here too working on the new home.
    They even tried opening 24 hrs for a while, goodness knows everything else on M55 closes from M37 to Manistee after 9:00pm.
     
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    Just did my part last weekend to infuse some $$$ into that area, had our annual canoe trip with 40 people there, and we dumped alot of money there. Wish we could do that more
     
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    I was in Wellston in Aug. and noticed that the Welston Inn has been closed for a while. What happened to that one? It used to be a popular place.

    When I turned 21 I remember making the M55 run starting a the Buckhorn Inn, then the Stockade, then Star Corners, then the Eastlake Bar. Anybody remember all those places?
     
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    It's a darn shame the hardware store closed up. That place was amazing. If you wanted it they had it. All packed into a tiny little shoe box of a gas station. They will be missed.

    TS The Wellston inn has been closed for quite some time. At least 3 years now :( The last owners took a good shot at it. Upgraded the menu and were turning out some awesome chow. The food was better than I ever remember it and my memory goes back to the 80's. The downfall was the lack of traffic to the area and it was too pricy for most of the locals................. at least the few who could afford to eat out on occasion.

    The whole area seems like a ghost town these days. :(

    Any who do go up please try to support what is left of the local businesses so they are there when you need them for return trips.
     
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    Have a place in Wellston for the past 30 yrs., ever since they outlaw snagging, quads on roadways, the lack of snow, the money into the area has been going down hill :sad:
     
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    Wellston inn has been closed for years. God knows they tried to keep it open. I stayed ther once in the main lodge.