Back in October of 2012, we reported that the parent company of Fitger’s Brewhouse had won a bid to purchase the historic Endion Station train depot in Canal Park. Today we’re excited to share that the Endion Station Public House will open in July!
Endion Station Public House will feature Duluth-Packed pulled meat sandwiches and kebabs. Endion Station will be the first Duluth cider house with multiple cider tap lines as well as a few signature Fitger’s Brewhouse beers and a full bar.
The building (its name means my, your or his home in Ojibwe) was built as a train station in 1899 and moved to the Lakewalk in the 80s. Tony Dierckins, the publisher of local history site Zenith City Online, says the station is unique.
“We used to have dozens of railroad depots all over town,” Dierckins says. “It’s one of only two that are left.”
Like Tycoons Alehouse and the Fitger’s building, the Endion Station is built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. It’s made of Kettle River sandstone and even though it was a humble passenger depot, it was carefully designed to look its best.
I for one, can’t wait to check it out. Congrats gang!