End Of An Era: The Country Kitchen Restaurant Demolished

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Like us … buildings do not last forever.

This week, the City of Auburn Hills said goodbye to an iconic restaurant that held a special place in many people’s hearts.  The Country Kitchen located at 2041 Auburn Road is now gone.

The demolition and clean-up should be complete by Friday

The demolition and clean-up should be complete by Friday

Old timers will tell you about when the restaurant was called “The Tom-A-Hawk” and how the Country Kitchen was a comfortable and welcoming place to get breakfast or lunch.

It's cool to see the old cars in front of the restaurant. Special thanks to Tyson Brown, President of the Auburn Hills Historical Society for these photos.

It’s cool to see the old cars in front of the restaurant. Special thanks to Tyson Brown, President of the Auburn Hills Historical Society for these photos.

The Country Kitchen was an unapologetic “retro-50’s” truck stop diner.  A place to meet friends and enjoy a solid homemade meal.  The eatery served the public for well over a half century, but had to close in the summer of 2013 after severe flooding from the adjacent Clinton River made it cost prohibitive to renovate.  There are no plans to build anything new at the site.

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Farewell Country Kitchen, you served our community well.

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