Archive for the ‘Local Businesses’ Category

Planning for Distanced Activities

Posted on by Mae Stier •

As we move through summer, we have witnessed the return of visitors to our region. We are grateful to everyone who is visiting with intention, wearing masks as directed, and supporting our local businesses. In order to continue to protect our community, we ask you to read about the measures we are all taking to […]

Grocery Pop-up in Empire

Posted on by Mae Stier •

Local Restaurant Offers Groceries As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and affect daily life, one Empire business is doing what it can to support the community. Frank Lerchen, owner of the Empire Village Inn and Joe’s Friendly Tavern, is opening a pop-up grocery store to address the need for local food. The market sells […]

Winter Fun in Empire

Posted on by Mae Stier •

We are over halfway through winter, and northern Michigan has quieted as usual during the “off-season”. The slower season can be a perfect time for traveling to Leelanau County, as the rates for lodging are lower, you don’t have to wait to get a table at your favorite restaurant, and the trails are quieter. We’ve […]

Shipwreck Cafe Open in Empire!

Posted on by Mae Stier •

Shipwreck Cafe is the newest addition to the Empire restaurant scene. The restaurant was opened on June 10, 2017 by owners Steve & Jennifer Nowicki and they’ve been busy serving up their delicious sandwiches and savory soups since then! We asked them a few questions about the business and their specialties, read on for their answers… […]