Northport business experiences renaissance

The business district in the Village of Northport has come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.

For proof one just needs to look at the line that seemingly never shrinks at the New Bohemian Café. The café along with North Shore Outfitters combine to form anchors to the increasingly congested Waukazoo Street.

A (Crave-Inducing) Look Inside Northport’s Food Truck Culture

In the heart of Northport, currently no fewer than four locally run food trucks are offering authentic specialties — including artisan pizzas (The Big Hot Woody and The Union), creative comfort food (Around The Corner Food & Fun), and real-deal street tacos (Antojitos) — rounding out what is already an eclectic array of brick-and-mortar culinary gems.

Food on the go: food trucks

When it comes to summer dining in Leelanau County it can be complicated if you want to get in and get out quickly. Like traffic along M-22 there is a lot of hurrying and waiting. Wait list can be intimidating for any of the fantastic dine-in restaurants and unlike 99% of the country, the county is nearly free of chain fast-food restaurants.

The Pier Group Sold, Olean's Dispensary Underway, More Moves in Northport

There's big news coming from the little town of Northport.  Read on for the latest on Leelanau County's groundbreaking dispensary, the rebirth of the long-dormant Pier Group property, and more business dreams coming true this spring for local entrepreneurs.

3 Northern Michigan Food and Drink Pivots We’re Loving!

We’ve been so impressed by the creative—and absolutely delish—ways in which Northern Michigan restaurants and local food and drink businesses have continued to safely welcome us throughout the pandemic. We know the word “pivot” has taken a lot of heat this past year, but honestly, if it’s served with tacos and margs, we’re at peace with it. Here are three pivots we think you’ll enjoy.

Carryout Holiday Dinners

(& Christmas Cookie Delivery) Available Across The County

Here’s a short-list of chefs across Leelanau County with to-go holiday dinners and desserts, plus the order-by dates all ye merrymakers must know.

Grateful For: Local Thanksgiving Carryout

Many are opting to stay Leelanau-local or to downsize their gatherings this Thanksgiving, and if that means needing to outsource a prepared feast — or just the sides or pies — there are local chefs and food purveyors from Northport to Empire who are more than happy to do the work for you.

New Business Update!

Construction has been delayed but they are making it work. Around the Corner plans to keep the restaurant open on Mondays and Tuesdays and plan to continue to be open for winter!

What's Shoulder Season?  Leelanau's Restaurants Keep Pace With Fall Visitors

Some might say there isn’t a shoulder season at all for the hospitality business in Leelanau County this year: since Labor Day, it’s been just one big, extended peak season.

Sink or Swim: The County’s Food Truck Startups

Catering jobs this summer all but vanished for these Leelanau County entrepreneurs due to COVID-19, so what did they do? Found a food truck and the inner pluck to give a new business a go. Here’s more on the new rush of food truck startups across the county.

Kids Learn Sushi Rolls and Miso Soup Making at Leelanau Montessori

We are so fortunate to have Laura Cavendish from Around The Corner Food and Fun in our community. She joins us weekly for SSS (SUPER SECRET SURPRISE) and ...

Down goes the 'Dollar

NORTHPORT — A Northport landmark was reduced to rubble Monday as neighbors in the small village took pictures, told stories and cheered when the excavator clawed through its nearly 100-year-old walls.

Former Stubb's, Soggy Dollar Building To Be Razed

An iconic building in downtown Northport is scheduled for demolition, the future use of the site to be determined.

Demolition begins on Northport building

A walk along Waukazoo Street in Northport will look a little different this spring.