Culver’s Expected To Build A New Location In Front Of The Birchwood Mall

Fort Gratiot will be seeing a new restaurant in place of the now closed Ruby Tuesday in front of Birchwood Mall.  According to Kristy Jones Fort Gratiot Township Community Development Coordinator, the current building will be demolished and a new structure will be the home of a Culver’s, well-known for their ButterBurgers, cheese curds and custard ice cream.  Jones stated that discussion concerning a Culver’s location began about three year ago, and when Ruby Tuesday closed nation-wide, that opened an available site with infrastructure in place.  It will be a while yet, as a site plan needs to be submitted and the demolition needs to take place.  Jones said the current building would not serve efficiently for Culver’s needs, the way the restaurant is set up and Culver’s offers a drive thru.   The first Culver’s was opened in 1984 in Wisconsin, and the menu offers along with the burgers, fish and chicken sandwiches, salads and home-style meals.