Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored Oakland County residents with his annual Quality People/Quality County Awards this week for their efforts to improve the quality of life of others.
Clarkston Union owner and old Fenton Fire Hall developer Curt Catallo was among the winners.
Here is the description of why Catallo won the award.
"Catallo’s achievements are nothing less than exceptional. By day, he is an ad agency executive; by night, he is a popular restaurateur whose endeavors have put Oakland County on the culinary map. He is the founder of Union Ad Works whose major client is Chrysler.
However, Catallo may be best known throughout the region for his unique restaurants which serve his variations on comfort food such as the Clarkston Union and the Union Woodshop, the 2011 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the year; the landmark Vinsetta Garage in Berkley; and the soon-to-be renovated Fenton Fire Hall. The Clarkston Union and Union Woodshop, both in Clarkston, have been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
Work on the old Fenton Fire Hall is set to begin, while Catallo has also proposed to turn Fenton's old pump house into a frozen custard stand.