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Restaurant, Tuba Museum Closes After 30 Years


After three decades serving the Okemos community, the "Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum" will close its doors Monday.

The restaurant and museum has been a highlight for 30 years, serving up a variety of international dishes to a variety of loyal customers.

Will Taylor White has been cooking how he cooked at home while blending it with his love of tubas.



"People started kicking them and they were getting in the way of customers, so I had to hang them on the walls. That's when we decided to call it the tuba museum," said White.

Financial troubles forced them to close, leaving behind 24 people without a job.

"I'm especially saddened with the plan to tear down all this historic culture, the 150 year old house next door, the 150 year old trees... Once this is gone, it can't be replaced," said White.

For now, the "open" sign will stay lit, that is, until the food runs out. But White says what won't run out is 30 years of wonderful memories.

"The best part is always the people. The good times. Where friends and contents meet. That's our slogan," said White.

The owner plans to find a new location in Okemos for the location and re-open within the next year, tubas and all.

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