Owners of Atrium Restaurant Announce Closure

Bay City, MI - March 29, 2016 - Effective today, Bill and Elaine Fournier, owners of Atrium Restaurant, announce the restaurant’s closure. Bill, 72, and Elaine, 65, have decided to close the business as a first step toward semi-retirement.

Bill and Elaine founded the restaurant in 2003 and enjoyed providing an American and European menu that featured many specialities they enjoyed on trips abroad. The demand for a restaurant at the time was partially driven by traffic at the Bay City Antiques Center, also owned by the Fourniers, where visitors and travelers continually asked for dining options in the area. Since that time, downtown Bay City has flourished and visitors now have an excellent array of eateries to choose from.

Currently, there are no plans for a new restaurant to open in the building vacated by Atrium, which is owned by Bay Center Management. Bay Center Management will explore other options, including new tenants, for the building located at 1100 North Water Street.

Employees of Atrium were notified of the closure in a company meeting Monday and were provided with letters of reference to assist them in finding new positions.

With the closure of the Atrium, the Fourniers will focus on other businesses they still own, including the Bay City Antiques Center and the seasonally operating Bay City Boat Lines, LLC. The antique shop was the first business the Fourniers established in Bay City, and remains a passion for the couple.

Contact:      Elaine Fournier

               1020 North Water Street, Bay City, MI 48708

               (989) 893-0251