Restaurant on the rails
McHENRY – About 15 cars usually fill the parking lot of Main Street Station each morning, hours before owner Trey Covalt arrives to open the restaurant he's operated in the old Metra train station for 25 years.
The cars aren't from customers lining up for fajitas, but rather the vehicles of Metra commuters who've left their vehicles in the lot to take an early train – the last of which leaves at 7:39 a.m. They won't return until the trains come back – the first of which gets in at 6:02 p.m. They take up a majority of the 25 or so spots in the lot just south of Covalt's restaurant and just east of the tracks.
"Even without the other cars," Covalt said. "There's not that much parking."
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org