Wellston Station will soon no longer serve food or offer a chance for local musicians to play their tunes.
The owners of the Warner Robins restaurant, coffee shop, and music venue announced on its Facebook page that it will shut down at the end of next week. Stephen and Connie Rollyson thanked its patrons for their support.
“The short of it is that our dream isn't a sustainable business model,” the Facebook post said. “It has nothing to do with the lack of support from the community which has been overwhelming and beautiful, but rather our lack of foresight on how restaurant numbers work.”
Wellston opened earlier this year in the Russell Parkway shopping center where Publix was once located. The venue serves food and coffee from morning through evening and hosts open mic nights, providing a place where local artists could “take the stage for the first time.”
“The community has definitely embraced Wellston Station and it has been really cool to see so many people connecting with each other,” the Facebook post said. “Every time we saw someone sharing an Instagram shot of some latte art one of our baristas made, every time we saw folks getting autographs from a band they never knew existed, and every time we overheard a late night conversation in the parking lot it made us grin from ear to ear.”