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Shea Station cafe to open in Pelham’s train station, restoring food offering absent from historic building since 2021

The Pelham Train Station. (Source: sheastation_pelham on Instagram)

The Shea Station cafe is set to open sometime this holiday season in the historic Pelham Train Station, with the exact opening date yet to be set.

Replacing Lois and Cliff Teller’s Rolling Steam, the new restaurant will be owned by Pelhamite Mimi Humphrey, whose longtime dream has been to own a cafe in town. Shea Station will carry over the legacy and environment of Rolling Steam, while also bearing new aspects to further enhance its operations.

“Since I can remember, I’ve always dreamed about starting a cafe in the community, and when we started seriously thinking about doing it, we mentioned it to Lois and Cliff Teller that we would be interested in taking it over when they were ready,” said Humphrey. “Lois kept Rolling Steam open through the pandemic and decided to shut the doors in December 2021. Shea Station will have everything that people loved about Rolling Steam (except Lois) and many new things including new hours, a new look, an expanded menu, including a variety of coffee drinks, indoor and outdoor seating and WiFi.”

The menu will offer a variety of drinks: espresso, lattes, nitro cold brew, drip coffee, matcha drinks, chai and smoothies. In addition, customers will be able to pick up savory and sweet baked goods, including gluten-free and vegan items to enjoy on or off the train. Down the road, salads and sandwiches will added.

Even before the cafe was set to open, Shea Station was the intended name. Inspired by the Humphrey’s youngest son, Shea, they wanted to create the business with him that he could later work at or take over and have a strong connection to.

The cafe is named after Mim Humphrey’s son Shea. (Photo: sheastation_pelham on Instagram)

“One weekend with friends, we were brainstorming names, and we landed on Shea Station and it stuck,” said Mimi Humphrey. “For many years, we’ve been thinking about what Shea will do once he finishes school and having a business that he can participate in encouraged us to pursue taking over the space at the train station. It was important for us to open the business in Pelham, a community that we have known and loved, for three generations, and to give back to the town as a ‘thank you’ for their incredible support in helping us raise Shea, as he is beloved by many in the community. He is the person he is in large part because of this Pelham community.”

The process of opening the cafe has been slower than expected, due to things out of the Humphrey’s control.

“We are very excited for Shea Station to be finished and opened, and we are working hard to make that happen,” Humphrey said.” We never anticipated how long and difficult this process would be but are thrilled that we are on the other side. We hope that Shea Station is a destination, not only for commuters passing through, but also for people in the community. We hope and believe that it will be a welcomed addition to the town. In time, we hope to be able to provide employment and internship opportunities to young adults like our son, Shea, who have many gifts to share with this world.”


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Hannah Steinberg, Senior Editor
Hannah Steinberg is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She loves writing and is also the news editor for the Pel Mel and she has previously written for the Pelham Post. In her free time, Hannah also loves to read, shop, write, cook, hang out with friends, and listen to music. She is the founder and president of the Ocean Conservation Club at the high school, the president of the Student for Refugees Club, and participates in Model UN.

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    Mimi HumphreyDec 17, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you Hannah for this great article and sharing the news about Shea Station. We are very excited to open.

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      Andrea Bastiani ArchibaldJan 11, 2024 at 4:11 pm

      I am so excited about this, Mimi! I remember Scott sharing about this some years back. Great to see the vision come to fruition!

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    Holly mellstromDec 15, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Such a wonderful addition to the train station!