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Monday June 1st, 2020 - 10:50 am

Gina's Pizza and Deli

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Darn no sound

Sunday May 31st, 2020 - 7:05 pm

Schuler's Restaurant

FAMILY DINNER DELIVERED!
We are excited to deliver meals almost ready to eat – just bake the main entree in your oven (instructions included).

All deliveries will occur Wednesday between 4-8 pm or
Sunday between 12-4 pm.

Serves 4-6 people.
Free Delivery to Albion, Marshall, and Battle Creek!
Pick-up also available. Limited availability. Orders must be placed by Monday at 8pm for Wednesday or Friday at 8pm for Sunday delivery/pick up.

This Week’s Menu (6/3/20 & 6/7/20):
Pulled Pork - in tangy barbeque sauce, topped with fried onions—with 8 house-baked buns.

Southwest Potato Salad

Coleslaw

Pub Chips

Brownies
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FAMILY DINNER DELIVERED!
We are excited to deliver meals almost ready to eat – just bake the main entree in your oven (instructions included).

All deliveries will occur Wednesday between 4-8 pm or
Sunday between 12-4 pm.                  

Serves 4-6 people.
Free Delivery to Albion, Marshall, and Battle Creek!             
Pick-up also available. Limited availability. Orders must be placed by Monday at 8pm for Wednesday or Friday at 8pm for Sunday delivery/pick up. 

This Week’s Menu (6/3/20 & 6/7/20):
Pulled Pork - in tangy barbeque sauce, topped with fried onions—with 8 house-baked buns.

Southwest Potato Salad   

Coleslaw

Pub Chips

Brownies

Sunday May 31st, 2020 - 11:25 am

Schuler's Restaurant

Update - Sold Out! Thanks for all of the support!

Chef John made 6 extra Sunday Take & Bake Beef Stroganoff Family Meals. Call quickly if you'd like to reserve one! 269.781.0600

This Sunday’s Selection — MAY 31, 2020

Beef Stroganoff – tender beef tips and mushrooms in a creamy stroganoff sauce, served over egg noodles and topped with Parmesan cheese

Schuler Salad – greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, Swiss & Bleu cheese, crumbled bacon, and house-made Creamy Garlic dressing

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Variety Pack of Cookies – including 2 chocolate chip, 2 peanut butter, and 2 oatmeal chocolate cherry.

Serves 4-6 people. $50
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Update - Sold Out! Thanks for all of the support!

Chef John made 6 extra Sunday Take & Bake Beef Stroganoff Family Meals.  Call quickly if youd like to reserve one! 269.781.0600

This Sunday’s Selection — MAY 31, 2020

Beef Stroganoff –  tender beef tips and mushrooms in a creamy   stroganoff sauce, served  over egg noodles and topped with Parmesan   cheese

Schuler Salad –  greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives,  Swiss  & Bleu cheese,  crumbled bacon, and house-made Creamy Garlic  dressing

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Variety Pack of Cookies – including 2 chocolate chip, 2 peanut butter, and 2 oatmeal chocolate cherry.

Serves 4-6 people. $50

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Another delicious Sunday dinner!!!

We had ours this noon and it was fabulous!

So delicious! Thank you!!

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Schuler's Restaurant

Tonight's Specials: Chicken Salad with fresh fruit and sauteed Lake Superior Whitefish. YUM!! Call to order for carry out or local delivery - 269.781.0600 ... See MoreSee Less

Tonights Specials: Chicken Salad with fresh fruit and sauteed Lake Superior Whitefish. YUM!! Call to order for carry out or local delivery - 269.781.0600Image attachment

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Looks delicious

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 3:04 pm

Gina's Pizza and Deli

Get some takeout and set up your best speakers!The Dixie Mafia host the jam. LiveStreamed from the Bohm Stage! Monday 7-9. Just click LIVE at left on Monday night. Every dollar counts, support us here: bohmtheatre.org/livestream. ... See MoreSee Less

Get some takeout and set up your best speakers!

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 11:35 am

Little Red Lunch Box

Never find Omelets like this anywhere but the Lunch Box !!!Mushroom onion Swiss burger omelet. And the other Big Country Omelet!!! 🤤🤤🤤 ... See MoreSee Less

Never find Omelets like this anywhere but the Lunch Box !!!Mushroom onion Swiss burger omelet. And the other Big Country Omelet!!! 🤤🤤🤤Image attachment

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Will you be open tomorrow & can I get that mushroom omelet 🥰

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 11:27 am

Little Red Lunch Box

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Looks good this might be lunch today

What kind of hamburger is that sticking out of that burger? It don't look good.

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 11:26 am

Little Red Lunch Box

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Friday May 29th, 2020 - 11:18 am

Lopez Taco House

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Taco Plate

Friday May 29th, 2020 - 11:04 am

Lopez Taco House

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Street Style Tacos

Friday May 29th, 2020 - 10:58 am

Lopez Taco House

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Chicken Fajitas 🔥

Friday May 29th, 2020 - 10:44 am

Gina's Pizza and Deli

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Tuesday May 26th, 2020 - 8:57 pm

Clara's on the River

For those of you who enjoy watching the sausage making process, this post is for you. The guys from Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic have begun disposing our old carpet to make way for our new carpet. It's not pretty to look at, but we like the progress. The finished job will be pretty, we promise. ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you who enjoy watching the sausage making process, this post is for you. The guys from Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic have begun disposing our old carpet to make way for our new carpet. Its not pretty to look at, but we like the progress. The finished job will be pretty, we promise.Image attachment

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How exciting!

👍 Keep us posted.

Looking good Clara’s

Im sure it will be nice. Can't wait to see it in person 😁

Going to be beautiful I'm sure...can't wait to come and enjoy a glass of wine and dinner on the patio.

I'm excited!💜

Looking good! Can’t wait to see it!

I am looking forward to walking and dining on that carpet (not directly...I hope to be sitting at a table).

I already have a visual and it's beautiful

Can't wait 😍

Yay....Love Clara’s. Look forward to seeing you open ❣️❣️

Looks great!

I never understood carpet in a restaurant.

Battle Creek Tile and Mosaic is the best! Thank you for choosing a local business.

Can’t wait. Thanks for the update!!

Beautiful ❤️

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Wednesday May 20th, 2020 - 10:10 pm

Clara's on the River

We have had some of you ask to see our new single use entré menu which we plan to use when we re-open. So, we have decides to publish our latest "proof" here for all of you to see.
Believe it or not, we have been able to keep our many bountiful offerings that you all know and love, and we have even added a few. We are that good! 🙂
The menu will look smaller on your screen than it really is. It is actually very readable in person and is printed on oversized 12" x 18" paper, double-sided, and tri-folded. We think it looks pretty good!
And since it can be printed quickly, we will be able to react to any items that may, or may not be in short supply down the road.
We will be keeping you informed as to when we will be re-opening here on our Facebook Page as we get closer to the day. In the mean time, we are planning every day to ensure a successful and safe re-birth.
We are excited to see you all soon!
- Clara's on the River
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We have had some of you ask to see our new single use entré menu which we plan to use when we re-open. So, we have decides to publish our latest proof here for all of you to see.
Believe it or not, we have been able to keep our many bountiful offerings that you all know and love, and we have even added a few. We are that good! 🙂
The menu will look smaller on your screen than it really is. It is actually very readable in person and is printed on oversized 12 x 18 paper, double-sided, and tri-folded. We think it looks pretty good!
And since it can be printed quickly, we will be able to react to any items that may, or may not be in short supply down the road.
We will be keeping you informed as to when we will be re-opening here on our Facebook Page as we get closer to the day. In the mean time, we are planning every day to ensure a successful and safe re-birth. 
We are excited to see you all soon! 
- Claras on the RiverImage attachmentImage attachment

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Or the Clara chips!

Now if only you'd put the Kentucky Bourbon pork chops back on the menu

Can't wait to order the Club Car Salmon Bowl........sounds healthy and delicious! When do open for takeout? We miss you.....especially on Mondays!

That looks really good! Can't wait for you to reopen! I don't see any desserts on this menu. Will you still have them? I LOVE your chocolate mousse pie!

Can’t wait. Love you food!

Can’t wait for a Turkey Reuben 🤤

Good job Claras on the river💦 I Love your restaurant & your menu💙 looking forward to eating the Salmon Bowl on the paito😁🌻🍴🍹

Can't wait to have some Fettuccini Bandito with zucchini noodles. My absolute favorite!

Wow! This is great. How many restaurants can say that have so many choices! I always have a hard time ordering because I want it all!! Wishing you continued success !

WhooHoooo!!! I can hardly wait🥰

Can’t wait!!

Can’t wait!

Jenny

Ohemgeee Ross! That looks amazing! and you still have some of my favorites. My mouth is watering. Ugh.

Are you offering any new items on your menu?

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Tuesday May 19th, 2020 - 1:33 pm

Clara's on the River

Hello Clara's Faithful! It has been a while since we have "talked", so we thought that it would be a good idea to give you an update as to what we have been up to.

We are still currently shut-down. However, we have several projects underway.

1. We are adding a glassed-in Curbside Service Addition to the front of the building under the existing eve. It will be tastefully designed, and reflect the methods we used to enclose our front lobby. Curbside service is here to stay at Clara's on the River.
2. We are re-carpeting the dining room.
3. We are replacing the malfunctioning Tower Clock.
4. We are adding a Kitchen Display System to our Point of Sale computer to eliminate the passing of paper tickets back and forth between staff.
5. We are making touch-less alterations to the building wherever we can: faucets, flush valves, towel & soap dispensers, door openers, etc.
6. We have redesigned our 17-page menu to fit on a 12" x 18" piece of paper double-sided. The menu is now for single-use or for take-away. AND ALL OUR DELICIOUS ITEMS WILL STILL BE OFFERED!
7. We are having our web site redesigned to include online ordering.
8. We are moving booths and tables, adding directional signage and markings, and other improvements to comply with social distancing requirements.
9. We are replacing two 30 year-old boilers for our heating, and a hot water tank for our tap water.
10. We will be sprucing-up our patio, cleaning, painting, etc., etc., etc.

As you can see, we aren't just sitting around watching Netflix! Our Management Team is meeting regularly for planning, training, and to get ready to welcome you all back to Clara's in the future! We are anxiously awaiting to do so.

We will be posting updates on these projects here in coming days, and will be discussing our anticipated opening dates as we know them. We say "dates" because there will be two of them: a re-opening date for Curbside Service and Delivery, and a date for the re-opening of our Dining Room and Patio.

Some of these projects listed above will take some time, and will be a factor as to when we open our dining room, along with our sense of the safety conditions as they may relate to our guests and staff, and mandated directives from our Governor. Our collective safety continues to be our primary concern.

However as we mentioned before, we believe that a safe environment for resuming our Curbside Service and Delivery will come first. This will give us a chance to rev our engines a bit before we resume full operations when the time comes.

Please continue to check in with us on our Facebook Page. We will be posting updates and pictures of our projects along the way.

And please stay healthy and positive. We are all looking forward to reemerging on the other side of this challenge, even better than before.

We love you all!

Clara's on the River
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Hello Claras Faithful! It has been a while since we have talked, so we thought that it would be a good idea to give you an update as to what we have been up to. 

We are still currently shut-down. However, we  have several projects underway.  

1.    We are adding a glassed-in Curbside Service Addition to the front of the building under the existing eve. It will be tastefully designed, and reflect the methods we used to enclose our front lobby. Curbside service is here to stay at Claras on the River.
2.    We are re-carpeting the dining room.
3.    We are replacing the malfunctioning Tower Clock.
4.    We are adding a Kitchen Display System to our Point of Sale computer to eliminate the passing of paper tickets back and forth between staff. 
5.    We are making touch-less alterations to the building wherever we can: faucets, flush valves, towel & soap dispensers, door openers, etc.
6.    We have redesigned our 17-page menu to fit on a 12 x 18 piece of paper double-sided. The menu is now for single-use or for take-away. AND ALL OUR DELICIOUS ITEMS WILL STILL BE OFFERED!
7.    We are having our web site redesigned to include online ordering.
8.    We are moving booths and tables, adding directional signage and markings, and other improvements to comply with social distancing requirements.
9.    We are replacing two 30 year-old boilers for our heating, and a hot water tank for our tap water. 
10.  We will be sprucing-up our patio, cleaning, painting, etc., etc., etc.

As you can see, we arent just sitting around watching Netflix! Our Management Team is meeting regularly for planning, training, and to get ready to welcome you all back to Claras in the future! We are anxiously awaiting to do so.

We will be posting updates on these projects here in coming days, and will be discussing our anticipated opening dates as we know them. We say dates because there will be two of them: a re-opening date for Curbside Service and Delivery, and a date for the re-opening of our Dining Room and Patio.

Some of these projects listed above will take some time, and will be a factor as to when we open our dining room, along with our sense of the safety conditions as they may relate to our guests and staff, and mandated directives from our Governor. Our collective safety continues to be our primary concern. 

However as we mentioned before, we believe that a safe environment for resuming our Curbside Service and Delivery will come first. This will give us a chance to rev our engines a bit before we resume full operations when the time comes. 

Please continue to check in with us on our Facebook Page. We will be posting updates and pictures of our projects along the way.

And please stay healthy and positive. We are all looking forward to reemerging on the other side of this challenge, even better than before.

We love you all!

Claras on the River

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It's about time you update your restaurant ross it's well over due when the old roof going to be replaced and when are you going to replace the kitchen vent that leak oil all over the roof.

I was broken-hearted when Claras’s of Lansing closed, fond memories of special evenings there with my parents, I am so happy Clara’s BC is investing in safety and a long and healthy future!

Love to see it when it's all done. Had dinner there a lot when I lived in BC.......

This is really a lot and I can’t wait to see all the improvements, Thanks for taking everyone’s safety seriously.

We had only started to enjoy your restaurant .An was very excited to go back . So many items I wanted to try.Then it hit😯 I'm so glad you will reopen .Take your time we will be waiting 😀

Good job! Can’t wait until you reopen. Some restaurants in kazoo are doing car date night. BC could use this Ross!!!

I love seeing some of the older favorite restaurants adapting and keeping up with change. You guys are the best!

Wow Awesome Job can't wait to come in and see everything that you have done and to eat my favorite food .....you all have a blessed day and please stay safe

Good for you guys! Clara's is pretty much the only reason I would come to Battle Creek these days.

I need my Chicken Hawaiian sandwich! lol can't wait for your opening.

Bet the Ghosts are loving the renovations 😉 (I've seen apparitions in the restaurant as a customer. You can't tell me they aren't there)

We get to come to Claras in Sept for the NSRA Nats North car show, but with all happening I really doubt we will be going this year's, we are up there for 4 days and we only eat a Claras, I am gonna miss are your yummy food. Good luck with your reopening and we will see you next year! Stay safe all.

Wow! That's some big changes! Can't wait to hear the opening dates! We've missed you guys!

Looking forward to enjoying a meal!

Fabulous improvements! Looking forward to when you’re open again.

That’s awesome to hear! Can’t wait to enjoy dinner on the patio with live music again 🎶

Awesome to hear!! Love your restaurant and definitely will be seeing you soon!!

Fantastic! Just glad you are reopening! Love Clara's!

We miss Clara’s. Looking forward to being able to eat there again.

Thanks for the update. My ole STP high school friends have been meeting at Clara’s the first Saturday of every month for twelve years. So happy to hear that you’re coming back better than ever. 👏🏻👏🏻

YAY!! We love to stop for a drink and bite to eat on the patio when out riding on nice days. We actually stumbled on you 5 years ago and now it is a destination!! Can't wait to get back there!!

Sounds like it's going to be great can't wait till everything opens up

Great news! The Tuesday card group looks forward to the day we can meet at Clara’s again.

Yay!

I’m very impressed with your improvements. Grew up in BC but live in Lansing now. Your restaurant is one of my favorites.

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Thursday May 7th, 2020 - 11:46 am

Cascarelli's Albion

Cascarelli's offers gift certificates. See a selection of gift ideas for Mom on this link: albionmich.net/albion-guide-to-mothers-day-2020 ... See MoreSee Less

Cascarellis offers gift certificates.  See a selection of gift ideas for Mom on this link: https://albionmich.net/albion-guide-to-mothers-day-2020

Wednesday May 6th, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Cascarelli's Albion

Looking for a unique and useful
Moms Day Gift?!

We’ve gone NUTS for
Mother’s Day!

1 lb bag of Cascarelli’s redskins
for $6.00

1 lb bag of Cascarelli’s Cashews
for $12.00

Open Thursday-Saturday 12:00-8:00

Sorry no jarred nuts.
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Looking for a unique and useful 
Moms Day Gift?!

We’ve gone NUTS for  
Mother’s Day!

1 lb bag of Cascarelli’s redskins
 for $6.00
             
1 lb bag of Cascarelli’s Cashews  
for $12.00

Open Thursday-Saturday 12:00-8:00

Sorry no jarred nuts.

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I got mom a flower pot and black Thissell seed for the finches. With mom's diarrhea I don't think she should eat the pesnuts. Good ideal tho

Ohh....I hope you will do these for Father’s Day too!! ❤️❤️❤️

Yum ... Birthday the end of the month

I wanted to get the nut roaster !

Love that place

My Fav! 😍

Love the picture of your dad!

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Tuesday May 5th, 2020 - 11:41 am

Cascarelli's Albion

What’s for Dinner?

SWISS STEAK, Mashed potato’s, gravy & vegetable. $9.95

BEEF TIPS & NOODLES, Mashed Potato’s, gravy & vegetable. $9.95

SPECIALS for Thursday -Saturday
open 12:00-8:00 Thurs-Sat

Come & Get it!
Pick up or curbside only!
517-629-3675
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I’ll be down for some beef tips and noodles!

Sounds so good

Swiss steak friday night😊

Man, do I miss your Swiss Steak...…….

Monday March 16th, 2020 - 7:46 am

Courtyard by Marriott, Albion

Eggs your way!! Come join us for a breakfast in a clean, healthy environment. Open Monday - Friday from 6:30am til 9:30am and Saturday and Sunday 7a-10a. ... See MoreSee Less

Eggs your way!!  Come join us for a breakfast in a clean, healthy environment.  Open Monday -  Friday from 6:30am til 9:30am and Saturday and Sunday 7a-10a.Image attachment

Friday February 28th, 2020 - 7:07 pm

Courtyard by Marriott, Albion

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Friday February 28th, 2020 - 6:21 pm

Courtyard by Marriott, Albion

African American Business Forum!!! Come join us between now and 9:00pm!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday January 4th, 2019 - 3:21 pm

My food was good, but I could tell my fries were deep fried in oil that was used to fry fish!! They had a fishy taste! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 - 10:15 am

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Thursday January 25th, 2018 - 6:42 pm

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Sunday May 31st, 2020 - 5:48 pm

Hungry Howie's Pizza

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Its the perfect day for some No-Contact Delivery! #HowieDoIt #FamousForFlavor

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 5:55 pm

Hungry Howie's Pizza

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Say Congrats with a gift worth giving! #HowieDoIt #FamousForFlavor

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Albion Malleable Brewing Company

Last chance to order your family Mac & Cheese dinner for Sunday! Gruyere and sharp cheddar cheese folded into seasoned pasta and topped with a buttery panko crust. Comes with a fresh green salad and feeds 4 for just $40! Call 517-343-2202 to reserve yours. It will be ready to take home and bake at noon tomorrow.
#albionmalleable #herestoalbion #keepingcraftinteresting
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Last chance to order your family Mac & Cheese dinner for Sunday! Gruyere and sharp cheddar cheese folded into seasoned pasta and topped with a buttery panko crust.  Comes with a fresh green salad and feeds 4 for just $40!  Call 517-343-2202 to reserve yours.  It will be ready to take home and bake at noon tomorrow.
#albionmalleable #herestoalbion #keepingcraftinteresting

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This just showed up in my news feed ... 😭 I’m so devastated, I missed ordering in time

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 10:54 am

Stirling Books & Brew

Working on development of a brand new fitness center in downtown. If you have any interest, please help us by taking the survey!

www.surveymonkey.com/r/8C2267Q
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Nice!

Samantha Sharrar

Friday May 29th, 2020 - 5:42 pm

Albion Malleable Brewing Company

Still got a couple of hours to fill those growlers tonight! 420 Superior Juice pairs perfectly with sunshine and relaxing on a Friday evening. Open until 8pm daily.
#albionmalleable #herestoalbion #keepingcraftinteresting
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Still got a couple of hours to fill those growlers tonight!  420 Superior Juice pairs perfectly with sunshine and relaxing on a Friday evening.  Open until 8pm daily.
#albionmalleable #herestoalbion #keepingcraftinteresting
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City Watch News Group has also posted a list of hours of other local restaurants:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/381167269007730/permalink/916112212179897/


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AlbionMich.net/entertainment streams public facebook posts from the following pages:  Albion Cascarelli’s, Lopez Taco House, Gina’s Pizza Deli, Courtyard by Marriott, Charlie’s Tavern, Albion Malleable Brewing Co, and Schuler’s Restaurant.

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