Bevins Crossing

 

       A few years ago, a LeRoy couple envisioned the restoration of a historical building in town. Once proud, well built, an established structure of another era in time,  old buildings often are left to decay
until the only course of action is to demolish them.

    Pam and Terry Hall, already active members of the LeRoy Historical Society and avid seekers

to preserve the past of this small but once bustling lumber town, purchased the old 1882 M.V. Gundrum building. Once a Mercantile, located on the corner of Main & Bevins streets, it had definitely seen
better days. But the Halls saw the promise of something yet in the skeleton of the building itself. Pieces of the past remained still, although untouched for half a century.
  

        With an exceptional eye for detail, a thought process to preserve the building itself as much as possible, they began restoration of the Gundrum in 2005. Walls & ceilings came down to expose the work of the original builders of a century ago. Woods were carefully removed and

saved to be used again.

 

           Their plan for a restaurant, utilizing the beauty and history of this magnificent old building was under way. Preservation requires more time and effort than merely beginning anew. But the effort, in the end, is what makes Bevins Crossing what it is today. Named for James E. Bevins, who came to LeRoy in 1871, he was an intricate figure in the immergence of LeRoy as a growing village of the 1880's. The first Village President,  he was also the first Postmaster, and was listed in the 1878 Business
Directory as a dealer in general merchandise, wood products, real estate and loan services.
 Like Godfrey Gundrum of later years, who played a major role in the shaping of the village.  Mary and Godfrey Gundrum & family, pioneers of LeRoy, owned the Mercantile from 1882 to the early 1970's, selling footwear, dry goods, clothing and prescription drugs. Many remember the penny candy jars.
 

        The Halls, eager to save this old mercantile, began the journey to keep the past and yet have a modern day restaurant. Beautifully restored, Bevins Crossing features Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, all antique chandeliers, a vintage humidor with original glass pay station, a 6' tall early 1900's

oak mantle surround, with a working gas fireplace. The wainscot on the walls are the restored ceiling boards. Huge beams and corbels cross the high ceilings. Old style wide wood trim surrounds windows and doors and leaded glass windows are prominent.

  Bevins Crossing is a non-smoking, non-alcohol buffet style restaurant, with a fresh salad bar, homemade dessert bar, soup, beverage and hot entree bar. Foods are not fried, but rather cooked in a healthier manner.

 

One price of $7.99 to $9.99 includes all choices. Special holiday dining pricing is slightly higher.

Senior pricing on Thursdays, and children's pricing of $4.99 each day. The menu changes daily.

              

                                                                              Located in LeRoy Michigan

                                                          Hours: Thur & Fri  11AM-9PM
                                                                        Sat. 7AM-9PM
                                                                    Sunday 7AM-4PM
                                                        Closed Mon-Wed
                                              http://www.bevinscrossing.com
                                  phone (231) 768-5553 during business hours
                                          or by chance Monday & Tuesday
                                               Larger party reservations are accepted.
               The NEW banquet room is Open to seat 50-60 additional diners and for special events.
 

         Bevins Crossing is a great place for gatherings for birthdays, conferences, small receptions, etc.

                    Exceptional buffet menu changes daily, situated in a warm friendly atmosphere.
                                          Great food! Great comfortable friendly dining!
                                                              Bevins Crossing!