|A long time ago, in an obscure town founded on the Forks of the Kalamazoo River, Robert Cascarelli came to Albion to open a fruit store on the far north end of Albion.Over the years, there were natural disasters, including the famous “100 Year Flood” that destroyed all of the property of the Cascarelli’s including their beloved peanut roasting machine. Cascarelli’s Redskins Peanuts were a favorite treat of visitors to Albion, and the family closely held its secret methods of making this delicious treat.
Robert Cascarelli moved his establishment to the heart of downtown Albion after the great flood, and began to expand his offerings to include candy and soda.
Robert’s son Louis took over the business, and after prohibition, began to serve alcohol and later sandwiches.In this view (1942), Louie Cascarelli stands behind the bar, and we can see the booths that are still there. A newspaper on the table describes the great Boston Fire of 1942. See more on the history link.
Today, Cascarelli’s Restaurant is still located in the heart of downtown Albion, across from the Bohm Theatre. You can still enjoy Cascarelli’s Redskins Peanuts, a cold beverage, a sandwich, or, on weekends, a full dinner. Come enjoy the movies at the newly restored Bohm Theatre and have a bite before the show, or after. Check our our entertainment, our catering menu, of local interest – and our About Us page for more info on the Cascarelli tradition, and Albion Michigan.
Please enjoy your visit to Cascarelli’s of Albion.