Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum

13 10 2008
  • 2138 Hamilton Rd.
  • Okemos, MI 48864
  • (517) 349-1701
  • Website
  • Menu
The Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum in Okemos

The Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum in Okemos

I had no idea what to expect dining at a tuba museum.  The Travelers Club is one of the first places that jumped out at us when we moved to Mid-Michigan.  It just sounded and looked like an interesting place.  We kept putting off dining there because we don’t make it to Okemos very often.  Now that Younkers is done remodeling, that may change. 

The Travelers Club is at the intersection of Hamilton Road and Okemos Road.  It’s hard to miss on your way to Meridan Mall.  The little corner building doesn’t look like a very big restaurant from the outside.  We found parking along Hamilton Road and walked to the red doors that open into quaint dining room with a row of booths and an number or tables crammed into the space.  When we walked in, we heard a voice from somewhere in the back tell us to find a seat wherever we liked.  We made our way to the back of the dining room where we took a table along the back wall.  For being a Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, the Travelers Club was doing pretty good business.  All the booths were full and there were quite a few tables being used as well. Read the rest of this entry »


Traveler’s Club Needs Help

6 06 2008

I was just reading the dead tree edition of Lansing City Pulse and came across this article.

(Traveler’s Club Owner Will) White has placed “for sale” signs on his property along Okemos and Hamilton roads in “downtown” Okemos — or, Meridian Township, if you’re dealing with the local government. He says that he needs to find a partner to help run his businesses — he says that his financier, Comerica Bank, has come to collect on its mortgages.

“They’re viable businesses,” White said, referring to the restaurant (and tuba museum) and music shop. “But the bank wants someone else to take on the mortgages. I can’t find another bank; I’ve been to 50 lenders.”

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