In 1999 while driving on M-65 in Curran Michigan Nick noticed a for sale sign on the old Shirley's Diner. As his family is in the restaurant business he decided to give it a try. In a short period of time it turned into a very successful business.
In 2007 after sitting empty for years he purchased the former Al's Diner in Alpena. After some extensive remodeling he opened it for business. It became very successful and is to this day.
In 2013 the business needed some things that he wasn't really good at he and John Sowden formed a team and completly changed the image of the diner. They make a great team and work well together.
I 2015 John and Nick bought the old Salvation Church in Alpena. It is intended to be a gorgeous upscale dining establishment. However due to John's health problems, and the remodeling of the Curran Diner the church is on hold.
Our set up at the Alpena Blues Festival. What a blast