Born and raised in Rochester, Michigan Louis Carlisle Walker was an internationally known industrialist and well-known philanthropist emerging from our very own Muskegon, MI. L.C. Walker co-founded the Shaw-Walker Furniture Company, manufacturing office furniture. In 1902 L.C. Walker took on sole ownership thus resulting in a new direction of the company; the company began expanding its product line to better support its local educational entities and libraries. Providing products such as a new payroll system, office desks and fire-proof file cabinets. More than a businessman, L.C. brought a key focus to Muskegon’s current economic and civic lifestyles.
L.C. was an active member on the Board of Education while providing avid support towards the Hackley Library and the Hackley Art Gallery. L.C. Walker was a member of several local civic organizations here in Muskegon, including the Greater Muskegon Chamber of Commerce; Muskegon’s Ware Chest campaigns; Walker Park in North Muskegon plus countless private benefactions. And of course, one of L.C. Walker’s many gifts given back his community; Walker donated the funds to build the L.C. Walker Arena. Through these, the community and its citizens have benefited and will continue to benefit from the benevolence of L.C. Walker.
L.C. Walker is one of Muskegon’s most well-known community activists, philanthropists and leaders. It is with his selflessness for others, drive for community growth and unrelentless passion for challenging the status quo that we as a community pay Homage to Louis Carlisle Walker.
“It is high time we awoke to the fact that leisure is an honest-to-goodness product. It is not mere idleness. Leisure forms the punctuation marks of an occupied existence. It is the sauce of life.”
It is with passion for our craft that we challenge the “Gold Standard” striving to build creative locally sourced culinary or “sauce” paired with crafted spirits available to our community. With leisure focus in mind, Walker’s is a place for our locals be at home, it is a place for our visitors to relax and rejoice. Walker’s is meant to be the best in all of us by setting the table for an experience and night to remember.
We are proud to introduce to you “Walker’s – An American Brasserie” and “The Foundation”.