The Menard Station Hosts Grand Opening


The  Grand Opening ceremonies Saturday morning for a unique new business in Menard — The Menard Station — reflected the wide ranging plans and hopes of the owners  John and Jayne Davis.

The range of activities at The Menard Station will be covering a broad variety of  activities and purposes — food that includes Waygu burgers, Dorper Lamb burgers and hot dogs; history, education, technology and a focus on ranch life were a;l a part of the morning festivities.

Also a part of The Menard Station Grand Opening was a large crowd there to enjoy  the food, the Ranch to Table Farmers Market, the Rummage Sale and to be a part of what promises to be a truly special part of the future of the Menard Community.

John Davis and his family have been a part of the Menard community since 1880, and he still operates a ranch in the County. Davis said the idea for creating the new facility grew out of a desire to have a place to sell the Waygu beef and Dorper lambs they raise on the ranch.  Davis explained that plans for the facility mushroomed as new ideas emerged for how make The Menard Station even more attractive to local residents and visitors to the area.

The Menard Station is located at 211 Frisco in a former Exxon station that’s being converted to include freezers for the beef and lamb,  RO ice, a weekly ranch to table market, rain water collection, a charging station for electric vehicles and an interactive learning center for kids and adults.