Third Street location’s future is uncertain
THE CLOSURE OF Border Grill on Third Street, along with the removal of the restaurant’s furniture, has some wondering whether it’s closing down for good at that location.
Nope, not necessarily, says Nathan Mileski, who oversees food operations for Border Grill.
“When the University closed down, we saw our volume go way down on Third Street,” he says, “so we decided to close it for now and focus on our Washington Street and Negaunee restaurants.”
When might it reopen? Uncertain, and Mileski concedes that their lease on Third Street is ending soon which may or may not factor into Third Street’s future. Owner Chris Conklin says a final decision has not been be made yet. It’s expected soon.
In the meantime, expansion of Border Grill into Houghton at the old KFC/Long John Silver location is still a go.
“We’re just about ready to start,” Mileski says. “We’re meeting with contractors, we’re getting permits. We expect to open in Houghton this fall.”
Meantime, take-out business at the two Marquette County restaurants has been robust, and Mileski says they’ve been able to retain their staff, and will likely be adding employees in the near future.
160 gorgeous acres at a discount
SO REALTORS ARE now back in action during Michigan’s partial pandemic shutdown.
And we’ve got a little gem for you that just went back on the market at a new price.
Hunter’s Saux Head Lodge, 30 minutes north of Marquette, on Lake Superior, Saux Head Lake and the Little Garlic River. A mile of water frontage. 160 acres. Price tag? $6.6 million dollars.
“It’s the most gorgeous piece of of property I’ve ever seen on Lake Superior,” says realtor Dave Mingay of Remax. “The cove, the entire setting, it’s just spectacular.”
A sandy beach. Tennis courts. An apple orchard.
The main lodge isn’t enormous–four bedrooms, but there’s also a guest cottage with two more bedrooms.
The lodge was built in 1917 (just prior to the Spanish Pandemic incidentally), and then remodeled in 2010. The same family has owned it for the last 60 years, and now is willing to let it go for $6.6 million.
The previous price with a national realtor was $7.3 million. Didn’t sell then.
But Mingay says he’s already drawing interest in the property at the new price. Maybe people with money want to escape to the north, away from the crowds, where the air is guaranteed to be fresh and ventilated, and social distancing is simply a fact of everyday life.