Canal Park is welcoming yet another new delicious restaurant into its unique community today with the opening of Endion Station Public House at 3pm.
The location within a little building nestled near the bustling freeway yet ideally situated directly next to the Lakewalk, is probably within the building you’ve walked past and looked at many times, admiring its architecture but never taking the time to investigate what exactly lies within. There sits the iconic Endion Station.
The train station was the first train stop outside the city of Duluth when the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad built their train route from Duluth to Two Harbors. Named after a small community on the outskirts of Duluth named Endion, the station has been standing for over 100 years. You might wonder why you’ve never heard of this Endion community. The reason is that soon after the station’s construction due to the rapid growth of Duluth the community of Endion was absorbed into the city limits of Duluth, thus removing from the maps the place of inspiration for the station and it’s name.
Constructed in 1899, the station does not in fact currently sit in it’s original South Street and 15th Avenue East location. It was saved and ultimately moved to its current location in 1985 when the expansion of Interstate 35 occurred within Duluth. The physical building is significant as it is one of the last small train passenger depots in the country and also due to it’s architectural style of Richardsonian Romanesque.
For close to 40 years Endion Station has sat at it’s current location holding various local businesses through out the years, yet nothing that really drew the community into the historic building…That is until today.
Endion Station Public House, a new restaurant from the owners of longtime Duluth favorite, Fitger’s Brewhouse, and a relatively new Duluth favorite, Tycoon’s Alehouse, will officially open its doors today to the general public. Serving “craft beer and boardwalk food” along with being billed as a “cider house” the restaurant is sure to not disappoint the locals or the tourists the flock to Canal Park each year.
The restaurant will be open this weekend (7/25-7/27) beginning at 3pm and will offer samples of food and drinks for the public to try along with having The Current 89.3 broadcasting live from their deck today (7/25).
Endion Station Public House will begin their full business hours on Monday, July 28th along with offering their full food and drink menu. The restaurant will be open daily from 11am-11pm while their bar will be open from 11am to 1am. For more information visit Endion Station Public House’s website here.