26717 Little Mack Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081  |  (586) 443-4597 


Welcome in the Spring with The Ardmore Cafe!!

We appreciate your continued patronage in 2023!! We will continue to be open until the building sells, and are still available for private parties.

Call today to make lunch and dinner reservations or to book a baby shower, bridal shower, book club, or other event with us!

(586) 443-4597

We will honor all parties that have been booked, even if the building sells before your event. 
We will still be here to take care of you.

Our Regular Hours: 

Lunch is served Wednesday - Saturday from 11am-2:30pm

Dinner is served Thursday - Saturday from 5pm-8pm

Reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for both lunch and dinner 

Please Call us at (586) 443-4597

Friday and Saturday Nights in June

* (Beginning June 2 and 3) *

Enjoy 2 Entrees and a Bottle of Wine for $50!

** Updated Holiday Hours **

We will be CLOSED to observe Memorial Day weekend from 3:00 pm on Friday, May 26 through Tuesday, May 30

We will REOPEN for normal hours on Wednesday, May 31

We will be open for Lunch on Wednesday May 24, Lunch and Dinner on Thursday May 25, and 

Lunch only on Friday May 26

Enjoy your holiday weekend!!

June Vacation

We will be CLOSED from Sunday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 27

We will REOPEN for normal hours on Wednesday, June 28

We will be CLOSED over the July 4th weekend

We will be CLOSED from Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 and will REOPEN for normal hours on Wednesday, July 5

We will be open for Lunch on Wednesday June 28, Lunch and Dinner on Thursday June 29, and Lunch and Dinner on Friday June 30

Enjoy your Holiday Weekend!

A Prestigious Historical St. Clair Shores Landmark

The History of Ardmore Park Place

The house and property has had four owners and a very colorful past. Frederick and Sophia Shroeder emigrated from Mecklenburg, Germany, in the early 1850's and bought 80-acres of land on Two-Cow Path (Little Mack Avenue), between Labadie Road (10 Mile Road), and Town Hall Road (11 Mile Road), in Erin Township, Macomb County, Michigan; which today is St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

The family raised 12 children in the original log cabin they built in the mid-1850's. In the 1870's the cabin was replaced with one of the first brick, Victorian-style homes in the area. Frederick built his home to last using 300,000 bricks in its construction. The basement walls are two feet thick with the interior walls of the three-story house also built of brick, every fifth row of bricks turned on end.
Frederick  passed away on April 16, 1895. His wife Sophia inherited the house and farmland, where she and her family lived until the 1920's. Sophia moved with her family to a smaller house and rented the property to Renny Tesoriere who established Renny's Lodge; a place where patrons could dine on roadhouse meals for fifty cents and dance to the big band sound. In 1937 a large cinder block ballroom was added to the house on the side where the shops are now located. In 1942, the Schroeder's sold the house and land to Renny Tesoriere.
During the prohibition era the house was a gambling house - blind pig and bordello, with secret passwords required for entry. Once inside, patrons enjoyed music, table dancers, and could purchase bottled beer for five cents. The second and third floors were reserved for the professional ladies of the night. The house had hidden passageways which lead patrons - if needed - to the woods behind the house.
E.C. White, who founded Gardener-White Furniture Company, purchased the building in 1953 for his daughter Ruth and her husband Danny DiSanti as a wedding present. It remained E.C. White's furniture store until the early 1980's. The DiSanti's sold the property to Ray Domke and Larry Berdasono in 1986. With the help of family and friends, Ray and Larry spent the first year renovating the home to its original Victorian Era state. They opened the new business as Victoria Place House of Shoppes, featuring several boutiques and an intimate cafe. It remained Victoria Place until the year 2000.

The house went through many changes until 2008, when Ray and Larry reopened the building as Ardmore Park Place. Today it is one of  St. Clair Shores' most prestigious historical landmarks. On October 27, 2012, the city of St. Clair Shores declared the house an official historical building, awarding it with a brass plaque which is located on the front of the building.


We are pleased to share the history of our building with our patrons, and wish to thank you for helping us make Ardmore Park Place what it is today.


26717 Little Mack Avenue St. Clair Shores MI 48081

Bridal or Baby Shower?


Thursday Nights!!

Live Piano 6-9pm


featuring Don Farrah

Visit our Wine and Gift Shops for fun and unique items!

Holiday photos

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