Just Shy of 50th Anniversary Local Business Closes

DIMONDALE, Mich The doors shut for the last time at a neighborhood gathering spot in downtown Dimondale Saturday. Mike’s Village Restaurant has been serving homemade meals for nearly 50 years. Known for its scratch made baked goods and friendly atmosphere customers were shocked, when a week ago the family owned business announced on Facebook that Saturday May 12th would be its final day.

A surge of customer support since then had an unexpected consequence, they ran out of food sooner than expected and posted that Saturday, May 5th would be their final day for business. Owner Mike Chappell says business had declined in recent years and he felt the time had come to close the business. Hundreds of comments showing support and sadness are posted on their Facebook page as well as a message of thanks from the owner. The Restaurant first opened on June 4th 1968