The historic Mamaroneck Train Station is now open for business as a restaurant, after a ribbon cutting Wednesday.
John Verni and Chris Verni, brothers and partners in Verco Properties LLC, acquired the building from the MTA and converted the long-neglected station into space for a restaurant on the ground level and professional offices on a new second level.
The Club Car restaurant and lounge was the vision of Brian MacMenamin, formerly of MacMenamin’s Grill, the Larchmont Oyster House, and the Post Road Ale House.
Verni says several elements of the historic building were incorporated into the design of the building. For example, the building featured an original fireplace that was stripped of generations of paint and the restored to the original wood finish beneath; the large palladium windows with multi-colored period glass were completely refurbished; and the old ticket counters were incorporated into the design of the new bar.
On the new second floor, the original wood trusses and wooden-slated roof elements were preserved by insulating the replacement roofing from the outside, enhancing the energy efficiency and aesthetics of the roofing system.
photos: jacqueline silberbush