Round Barn opens Filling Station in old Texaco gas station
COLOMA, Mich.—Round Barn has re-purposed an old Texaco gas station into their take on an upscale truck stop.
After months of hard work, Round Barn Filling Station officially opened up on August 1 in Coloma, just off of I-94’s Exit 39.
The building once housed Jollay Orchard’s market stand but the Baroda-based winery, brewery and distillery took over after deciding to expand to Coloma.
“We wanted something very simple and very easy but different than what you’re going to find here in Coloma. We wanted an upscale truck stop, gas station with food, which is kind of a hard concept to wrap your mind around,” said store operations manager Becca Elkins.
The Filling Station currently serves up items ranging from wine and adult slushies with sangria toppers to nachos and naan wraps.
Visitors can enjoy the indoor dining room, which will soon feature a blown-up image of the building when it was a Texaco gas station courtesy of the historical society.
An outdoor patio welcomes dogs on leash and boasts a spot for live music on the weekends, connected to the bar’s interior by the old gas station’s garage doors.
“We’ve just been kind of collecting things that would kind of go with our gas station vibe and feel. We’ve gone with the mindset we want this to be a very eclectic, vintage, like a throwback to the good old days seeing as it was a Texaco gas station,” Elkins said.
The Filling Station also features local infusions from items used in their build-your-own charcuterie baskets to the apples in their cider from Jollay Orchards.
Elkins hopes the community will find the family-friendly stop to be something unique.
“Just kind of come down 94, jump off of exit 39, look left, we’re right here, come in,” Elkins said.