Jeffrey Mosher talks with Curt Tramel, Founder and Co-Owner of one of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2018, Station 66 of Battle Creek, MI.
Station 66, Battle Creek
At Station 66 we pride ourselves on serving the highest quality ice cream, freshest
homemade donuts and baked goods, and locally grown produce (which we incorporate
into our made from scratch menu).
Housed in a 1940’s gas station (that belonged to my great, great grandparents), we
provide a fun outing for the whole family. Our customers can “Take a drive back in time”
and experience our simple, friendly atmosphere where the only soda you can buy is in a
glass bottle and the food is made from scratch.
Each season introduces new menu items, produce, products, and family friendly events,
such as car shows, outdoor concerts, and hayrides. We proudly work with over 60
Michigan companies and farms to make our products unique and high quality.
As we look to the future, we plan on growing our wholesale baked goods program so
that some of Station 66’s love will be spread all over the state. Our made from scratch
fry pies, donuts, and cinnamon rolls have already gained a crave worthy following.
Finally, what has helped make us successful is not just a commitment to community, but
also a strong commitment to our staff. As we have grown, we have been able to offer
health insurance and retirement benefits to key employees. We believe it takes a
talented, committed, and appreciated team to be successful.
Curtis and Janette Tramel, owners
Founded in 2010; current leadership since 2010
Primary business: ice cream parlor, baked goods, and limited food restaurant
Sites in Michigan: 1
Full-time equivalent employees in 2017: 16
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