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FEATURE: Buffet expectations and demands are changing for the restaurant operator. ORN explores how some restaurants are carving out their segment of the market.

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Herb Marshall, owner of Beach Street Station.

By Kristen Smith, assistant editor, digital content

he and his wife Sherry purchased in 2006 after moving from Toronto to the lakeside town of 8,000 people. The Marshall’s 250-seat restaurant is already one of the largest food providers in the surrounding county and when the aptly-named Beach Street Station opens next May, the couple will have another 280 seats under their co-ownership. He told ORN he would maintain the integrity of the conical-shaped, historic brick building. He plans on restoring the station to its original glory by getting rid of the drop ceiling that was built to retain heat in the 40s, making way for cathedral ceilings in the two-storey space, and

GODERICH, ON—Last month, the former Goderich train station moved from the back portion of the town harbour – where it sat since 1907 – to its new home on the shore of Lake Huron where it will become a 10,000-square-foot restaurant. It took the Laurie McCulloch Building Moving company three months to prepare to move the 400-tonne building 250 metres, a goal Herb Marshall has been working toward for three years. Marshall is proprietor of the historic Park House restaurant, which

reconstructing a cantilever roof seen in old photographs. Once the drop ceilings are removed, a raised catwalk down the middle of the station will be exposed, and Marshall said guests will be able to look down on both sides of the restaurant and have a view of the lake. “Memorabilia will be key to this building; we have so many different pictures,” said Marshall, citing those who worked at the station, operations paraphernalia and route maps as examples. “It will definitely retain a sense of its history.” Continued on page 3

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