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UPDATE: History for sale

Gillespie Group selling Clara’s lamps, giving away other items


UPDATE: The Gillespie Group has informed us via email that all items have been sold or given away. There will be no sale Wednesday or Thursday.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 — The Gillespie Group announced on Facebook Sunday that it will be selling over 30 lamps and giving away dishware, utensils, furniture and other items from Clara’s Lansing Station.

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The sale runs 1 to 5 p.m. today and Thursday and 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the former Clara’s Lansing Station, 637 E. Michigan Ave. Over 30 of the restaurant’s Tiffany-style lamps are available for $150 each, and other items will be given away for free. Sales are cash only and first come, first served.

The Gillespie Group has not announced any plans for the former train depot, which it acquired in July after the retirement of Clara’s Lansing Station co-owners Cindy and Scott Jubek. The restaurant, co-founded by their father in 1979, closed its doors in June.

Several commenters on Facebook expressed concerns about the future of the building, but a representative from the Gillespie Group said the company is sensitive to the building’s history.

“Our intent from the beginning has always been to preserve and protect the history of Clara's,” the post says. “We will only be giving away tables, booths, plates and glassware that can be upgraded in the future.”


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