When Northern Pacific Railroad decided to create depot here in 1884, Yakima City (now Union Gap) used teams of horses to slowly pull and roll the entire town to this location. Many of the commercial enterprises stayed open for business during the slow move to what is now called Yakima. In 1910 the current Yakima Depot was completed in order to accommodate the valley's business growth.
Over the years, The Yakima Depot served as the valley's hub for passenger and freight service under the ownership of various railroads. Passenger service ceased in 1971 and the Depot went through periods of decay and renovation and is now owned by Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad. in 2002, Karl and Kristie Pasten decided to develop a railroad themed restaurant in the Yakima Depot and leased the South end of the Deport from BNSF. After four months, with the help of friends, they developed the original domed passenger waiting lounge and baggage handling areas into one of the most unique restaurants in the Northwest.