This postcard depicts the recently closed Avery’s Restaurant as it looked in its earlier days. This appears to be a photo taken after at least one renovation and expansion, as earlier photos do not show the enhanced entrance or expansion on the back of the structure.
According to some news web sites, the restaurant was victim of the economic crisis of 2008 which saw business drop off drastically.
The description on the back of the card reads:
US 131 North
Mancelona, Mich. 49659
Good Food – Pleasant Atmosphere. Open at 6 A.M. Closed Tuesdays. Dining Room Available for Parties.
Phone Area 616-587-7011
Chuck and Lil Avery
— The presence of a zip code in the address and the van shown in the image put this photo in the late 1960’s or so.