Historic Mount Shasta re-opens with state of the art kitchen, interior renovations By Julie Williams | Posted: Sun 7:22 PM, Sep 23, 2018 | Updated: Mon 5:23 AM, Sep 24, 2018 MICHIGAMME, Mich. (WLUC) - "It's got a lot of history, a lot of memories, a lot of people have made friendships here and it goes back to a little family history that I have," said Scott Holman, owner and president of Mount Shasta Restaurant. Scott Holman is the man responsible for reviving Mount Shasta. The building itself was built in Ishpeming in 1935 and in 1939 it was moved log by log to Michigamme where it was opened as a restaurant. "My dad grew up in Michigamme and played basketball and they won a state championship," Holman smiled. "Morris and my mother and dad were friends during their lifetime and they just ran a wonderful restaurant, people have a lot of great memories and it's great to bring it back." The 1959 movie adaptation of 'Anatomy of a Murder' was shot around Marquette County, including Mount Shasta, meaning the likes of Duke Ellington and Jimmy Stewart have walked the restaurant's halls. "I remember going behind Mount Shasta and greeting the actors as they came back from the shoot," said Holman. "I got a book signed by all the actors."
That history helped inspire Holman to open the 'casual fine dining' restaurant. After being closed for three years between owners, Holman replaced roughly 800-square feet of flooring and now has a mini-bar where knick-knack shelves used to stand. "I think if you were to look around and see the atmosphere you would enjoy it," said Holman. Everyone is invited to enjoy a sit-down dinner like pork chops and fish dishes-or drinks at the bar. That includes snow mobilers using the trails behind Mount Shasta. "It used to be a place where people would come in and it was almost like a Friday night reunion for friends in the area," said Holman. "We hope to recreate that." Mount Shasta is serving lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.