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Cherry Republic: Retailer rises from the ashes stronger than ever

Cherry Republic: Retailer rises from the ashes stronger than ever

Cherry Republic rises from the ashes stronger than everBy Anne KellyPhotos by Michael Murphy IV and courtesy of Cherry RepublicChristmas Eve morning 2016, is a day that many locals will never forget. A destructive and consuming fire swallowed up the ...

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The Shed boutique offers art, home décor and more

The Shed boutique offers art, home décor and more

The owners of the new Shed Fine Goods in downtown Petoskey boast a “lifestyle boutique with carefully curated finds for the home and human.” Named for the location of Renee Fleur West’s backyard art workspace, 327 Bay St., has been a transformation p...

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High five to the memory of Jesperson's

High five to the memory of Jesperson's

Transforming one of the oldest businesses in downtown Petoskey into another unique entity is no easy task. Purposeful on the present tense because the concept of change is a continual process for Michael Kolkmeyer and Michael and Adam Kazanowski at H...

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Clubhouse re-do blends old and new

Clubhouse re-do blends old and new

By Glen YoungPhotos by Ryan Gearhart Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright knew well how to blend form with function, knowing as the two come together, “The space within becomes the reality of the building.” As the recent renovation at the Petoskey-Bay ...

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Historical heart of Gaylord

Historical heart of Gaylord

It was a labor of love ...For nearly a year, Dr. Kristine Bobish and a dedicated team of architects, engineers, contractors, construction workers, plumbers, electricians, painters and craftsman poured their hearts into the restoration of the stately ...

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History blends with new design

History blends with new design

A little piece of history has found a new home on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Its charm and chimes can be heard ringing from the rafters of the new Boyne City City Hall, which opened for business in late August.Blending a bit of the past with the ...

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From historic building to glamorous showroom

From historic building to glamorous showroom

Taking on the full remodel of a building is an incredible undertaking for anyone but put it in the hands of an expert and the job gets done with enviable results. Designer Dawn Whyte, owner of Designs by Dawn, is used to redesign and all the time and...

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The new Beards

The new Beards

The new BeardsBy J L SumpterPhotos by G. Randall GossBeards Brewery, once located in a large room down a long hallway has now opened its doors in one of Petoskey’s premier locations.The new dining area with windows from floor to ceiling overlooks Lit...

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Water accents create 'Wow" makeover

Water accents create 'Wow" makeover

Greenspace can be limited in downtown Petoskey, yet business owners Cheryl and Roger Tallman have accomplished a noticeable landscape in a confined space.The building is located at 523 E. Mitchell St. in Petoskey, and accommodates their businesses, F...

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Create-ive Solution

Create-ive Solution

“I always wanted to have a studio for kids,” Sara Manchester said as she described her background in art therapy and fine arts. When Lester’s BBQ, formerly Boyne City’s train depot, was for sale, it was an inconvenient time for Manchester to think ab...

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New life for Petoskey gem

New life for Petoskey gem

“Rehabbing buildings is such a good thing to do; especially beautiful ones that deserve it,” says Jim Meathe of Young & Meathe Custom Homes.Meathe sat down to discuss the newly renovated house at 212 W. Mitchell St., in Petoskey which now contains hi...

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Reno preserves local history, provides affordable housing

Reno preserves local history, provides affordable housing

BOYNE CITY — A precious piece of Boyne City history has been preserved with the recent renovation of the W.H. White house.Northern Homes Community Development Corporation successfully completed the project, marking its 200th affordable housing unit. ...

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