Lots of energy has been brewing about the
newly renovated gas station
in Old Town, recently. Its John Miller’s plan to keep brewing up energy in that location for the long term.
This fall Miller will open Artie’s Filling Station, a walk-up and drive-through coffee shop serving beverages, pastries and sandwiches from the --square foot building.
“I’ve loved that building since the first time I saw it,” says Miller, who recently stepped down as the fitness director of Riverview Fitness to work on his business full time. “I saw it being worked on and I called Dale the same day.”
Miller’s passion for the location extend to his passion for his product. Wanting to bring a new café experience to Lansing, he recently underwent barista training with a company in Portland, Oregon to learn proper brewing techniques.
“We’ll do the typical lattes and cappuccinos but we’ll make them the traditional way,” he says.
In keeping with Miller’s background in wellness, Artie’s will offer natural and organic food and beverage options and source their ingredients as locally as possible.
“We’re going to do our best to be climate neutral,” he says. “When we do delivery service we won’t have a delivery charge, but we’ll have a mandatory donation to reforestation efforts.”
Artie’s Filling Station, which is named after Miller’s grandfather, will employ three when the business opens in September or October.
Source: John Miller, Artie’s Filling Station
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor