Press Release – Cadillac Club Restaurant to Close for Summer

4 06 2008

Damn, I haven’t been able to make it there for a meal yet….but they’ll still be open for Sunday Brunch. 

The Cadillac Club, known for it’s delicious dinners and lunches, will be discontinuing that part of the business for the summer beginning the second week of June.  The Events, Banquets, and Catering divisions of the business will remain active, and there are many exciting events coming up. 

The Restaurant has not gotten the support from the community that it needs to sustain a daily food service operation.  Events and Banquets have become the mainstay of the business, proving to be highly successful, and the catering division of the business is booming, but the restaurant has fallen short on the day to day operations.  The Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch d’Elegance offering will remain intact, however, and is developing as a “weekly event”, providing an opportunity for the public to continue to enjoy the delectable dishes of Executive Chef Brett Telder.  Organizers are planning to feature a Summer Spirit Music Program, inviting the spiritual singers in our Greater Lansing Area Churches to perform on the Cadillac Club Stage during the 1o’clock hour during Sunday Brunch. 

The Gigantic Kitchen at the Cadillac Club will be offered for rent to catering groups, and the entire facility is available for banquets or events that would involve 50 or more attendees.  Persons holding Cadillac Club Gift Certificates can redeem them at the Sunday Brunch or order Take Out or Catering. 


Cadillac Club Owner, David Sheets, and Staff are disappointed that the restaurant endeavor did not get supported as needed to sustain, but are optimistic about the events that are coming.  This weekend will be the final Friday and Saturday night to enjoy the weekly dining and dancing at the club, and the restaurant will go out in style with the amazing Salsa band Ritmo, this Saturday, June 7th.  Pete Townsend will entertain during the Dinner hour Both Friday and Saturday night. 


“It would cost more to attempt to keep the restaurant business open over the summer than it will to simply shut down the operation for that period.  The restaurant business is tough in general, but in the summer, in Lansing, in a light traffic area like REO Town, it is a money losing operation.”, says Owner David Sheets. 


The Cadillac Club has played a major role in the community, helping dozens of organizations raise funds and awareness for their causes, and will continue to do so.  Also, the Restaurant has fed the homeless, and victims of tragedies, during the Holidays.  The Cadillac Club initiated many great programs for the community like:  The Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant, The Cadillac Club Community Fundraising Program, Stuff the Cadillacs for the Food Bank, Cadillac Club Idol, The Battle of the High School Bands, etc.  The Club has also hosted many great events such as The Angel House Bachelor Auction, The Addy Awards,  and Breakin’ Bread with the Blues, …it has been all about community.  Club organizers were very involved in creating The REO Town Music Festival, and have produced many great local, Regional and National Concerts that have taken place on the Cadillac Club Stages.   “With the Cadillac Club I have attempted to give back to the community, and do something great for the community….It is a huge disappointment to me that we are going in the direction of scaling back at this time,”  Says David Sheets.


There are many great opportunities in June however to still take advantage of the Cadillac Club’s great ambience and delicious food. 


These are the upcoming dates that the Club will be offering events in June:


Open All June Sundays for Sunday Brunch d’Elegance, 11am – 3pm.

Restaurant will be open through Saturday, June 7th.

June 7th Ritmo

June 11, Miss Capital City Send-Off Reception and Wardrobe Showing 

June 14th The REO Town Custom Bike Show!  

June 18th Tim Barron’s March of Dimes Thank You Party

June 20th Money Ball Comedy Jam  

June 21st Moneyball  

June 24th Virgilitaville!  A Fundraiser for Mayor Virg Bernero

June 27th DeVille Banquet Hall, Michigan Pride Comedy Show

June 27th Sista Otis and the Wholly Rollers, Dining Room Stage

June 28 Elvis, (Ryan Pelton, Award Winning Elvis look/sound alike!)

Please see website for details!


            With the exciting events of June, The Cadillac Club will make it’s morph into a Banquet/Event Center for the summer, now with the entire facility available for Special Events.  The Cadillac Club is taking bookings for events of 50 persons or more. 

Call 517 853-1912  Also The Cadillac Club is booking “Spirit Music” entertainment for the upcoming Summer Sunday Brunch Entertainment, call 517-853-1912 to inquire.