The double-decker taco “bustaurant” 1923 has rolled on after seven months in the parking lot at the corner of Miller and First. Its new station, less than a mile away at the southern edge of downtown, features a renovated house with restrooms and indoor seating for fifty.

Proprietors Aaron and Miriam Orr bought the classic London bus and survived a harrowing drive from New Jersey to Michigan. The reception to their ethnically eclectic and all gluten-free tacos seems to have vindicated their efforts.

They also earned the confidence of their landlord, Wickfield Properties, which owns both the old and new sites and facilitated the transition to an area of higher foot traffic, across from Union Rec on S. Main St. near Madison. Aaron Orr commends them for more than making good on drainage problems at the Miller lot (which borders buried Allen Creek) by repairing and repainting the house, which also provides the bus with utility connections.

Patrons can still dine atop the bus if they so choose, and the lawn will soon be ready for umbrellas and patio seating as well.

“On the weekends, the entire parking lot’s ours. So we’re going to be doing a lot of tailgating here for the football games,” Orr anticipates. “Fingers crossed, this summer we’ll be getting our liquor license.”

1923, 552 S. Main St. (734) 934–0969. Tues.–Sat noon–8 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon.