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What’s New Up North This December

Flora Bae Home | 209 Howard St., Petoskey
Opening in May, this boutique owned and curated by Natalie Bae Lauzon carries a variety of artisanal goods, home decor, candles, apothecary items, accent furniture, house plants, jewelry and more with a focus on products from women artists and women-owned small businesses.

Detroit Wing Co. | 1201 E. Front St., Traverse City
A metro Detroit-based restaurant known for its wings and 19 house-made sauces opened its first location in Northern Michigan this fall. DWC has been ranked among the best spots for wings by Esquire, HOUR Detroit Magazine, and others.

Yen Yoga & Fitness | 615 E. Front St. ST., Traverse City
Yen Yoga has partnered with Delamar Traverse City to create a new 3,000-square-foot studio within the renovated hotel offering yoga and hot yoga, cycling, fitness and mobility classes. There will be a dedicated entrance and Yen Yoga members will have access to Delamar’s pools, lounge areas, bayside deck and fit- ness room. Anticipated opening in winter 2022.

Related Read: Searching for more Up North news? Visit our Northern Michigan Explore page.

New Up North: November 2021

BOS Wine Garden | 135 Ames St., Elk Rapids
BOS opened on Sept. 1 with two tasting options at the restored 1920s farmhouse: The Wine Curation Experience has five wines with food pairings or the Wine Tasting Experience without accompaniments. Reservations are recommended for both.

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Expansion | Lacore St. (M-22), Empire
Watch for Grocer’s Daughter’s new gelato shop and bakery, located next door to the original chocolate retail store, opening soon (follow on Facebook for updates). The new building will have a walk-up window and outdoor seating.

The Workshop Brewing Company Kingsley Local | 121 Brownson Ave., Kingsley
The Traverse City brewery is opening a second location with a taproom and on-site brewing for limited-edition beers. Owner Pete Kirkwood hopes to be open by the new year.

Related Read: Searching for our new, monthly recipies? Visit our ‘On The Table’ page for this month’s featured recipe.

New Up North: October 2021

Zest Plant-Based Kitchen | 439 E. Front St., Traverse City
This café’s menu features 100 percent vegan breakfast and lunch items, including acai and whole grain bowls, gourmet toasts, breakfast burritos, salads, curries and more.

Lil Bo | 540 W. Front St., Traverse City
The neighborhood tavern Little Bohemian reopened in late July under new ownership. Much of the nostalgic interior was saved, but look for some modern updates.

Yard & Lake | 215 Mill St., Northport
The retail shop has beach and nautical-inspired goods, including apparel, jewelry, beach reads and more. An on-site restaurant and bar are in the works.

Leelanau Coffee Roasting Breakfast Bistro | 101 S. Main St., Leland
Glen Arbor’s Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co. recently expanded into Leland. In addition to an extensive coffee selection, the bistro serves breakfast sandwiches, sourdough pancakes, cinnamon rolls, huevos rancheros and more.

Vue Wine Bar | 101 Bridge St., Charlevoix
The wine bar offers domestic and global wine selections, plus select beers and spirits. The location on the Pine River Channel, south of the bridge, offers nightly sunset views over Lake Michigan.

Photo(s) by BOS Wine