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Train Station Cafe closes

BY Scott Fleener - ctreport@indy.rr.com

A local restaurant suddenly closed its doors Sunday, causing some community members to express their sadness and to ask why the building on Ind. 18 behind city hall next to the railroad tracks keeps seeing businesses come and go.

The Train Station Cafe, which opened late last fall and offered a variety of breakfast-style food and other classic American dishes, announced Saturday on Facebook that store was closing “due to unseen circumstances.” The cafe also said in the Facebook post that they were “hopeful to see (their customers) again one day.”

The building has housed Romanda’s, which opened Feb. 3 and closed June 20, 2018 due to financial issues, and before that Cazuelas, which opened in 2016 and closed in 2017.

Courtney Hammond, an assistant manager at the Train Station Cafe, said that she believed money issues were the problem.

“I just think it went under before it began,” Hammond said. “They didn’t start it the way it should have been started.”

She said that the owner was not involved, and the restaurant never had enough money. 

One Facebook user said they loved the food and the staff but commented that downtown revitalization wasn’t going to work, saying the city should focus on growth along the bypass. 

Another Facebook user blamed bad management after the breakfast spot let some people go. The Chronicle-Tribune attempted to contact but was unable to reach the owner of Train Station Cafe for comment. 

Other Facebook users said they would miss the food and they were surprised it closed so quickly.

The Train Station Cafe was located at 406 E. Fourth St. (Ind. 18).