Searching for what’s new Up North in 2022? Each month in Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, we share the newest openings for local businesses, restaurants, breweries, wineries and so much more. Not a print or digital subscriber? Check out our quarterly online roundup below to see what’s new in Northern Michigan.
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Spring Business & Restaurant Openings in Northern Michigan
BIRCH TREE BAKERY & CAFE
181 E. Main St. | Harbor Springs | Birch Tree Website
Baker Nicole Hall makes coffee cake, cinnamon rolls, brownies, muffins and more sweet treats along with savory breakfast items like burritos and quiches. But one of her personal faves is the loaded cookie bar, stuffed with Oreos and candy bars.
BUCHAN’S WEST BAY
13000 S. West Bay Shore Dr. | Traverse City | Buchan’s Website
The owners of Buchan’s Blueberry Hill on Old Mission Peninsula have opened a new ice cream shop in the former Wares Bros Frosty Treat space (Wares Bros’ second location on South Airport Road remains open).
735 Main St. | Frankfort | Dos Árboles Website
Located next door to Birch & Maple, and operated by the same owners—sommelier Nick and chef Natalie Crawford—Dos Árboles will be serving tacos and tequila when the restaurant opens this spring.
MUNDOS WEST & MUNDOS 305
720 W. Front St. & 305 W. Front St. | Traverse City | Mundos Website
Mundos Roasting & Co. continues to expand its coffee footprint with two new locations this spring. The West café will have limited indoor seating with a focus on single-origin batch brews and grab-and-go sandwiches. At Mundos 305, find large tables for meetings and a more expansive food and drink menu.
Photo by Mundos Roasting & Co
BEAU EST BEAU
220 N. Main St., Cheboygan | Beau est Beau Website
New this winter, the second location of Beau est Beau is a French-inspired tavern with food, wine, live music, open mic night and pop-up events, plus a by appointment hair parlor. (The original location in Traverse City is a salon only.)
COMMON GOOD BAKERY
1115 E. Eighth St., Traverse City | Common Good Website
The much-loved TC bakery is working toward a summer opening of its second location bringing pastries, pizza and sandwiches to the east side of town. (See the sketch for the new location below!)
Photo by Common Good Bakery
120 E. Front St., Traverse City | L.A. Cool Website
Find elevated wardrobe essentials for women at this downtown store that opened April 15. Owner Lisa Dykema, whose maiden name is Lisa Anne Cool, is excited to give TC access to designer clothing that’s worn by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Kaia Gerber.
MADCAP COFFEE COMPANY
106 N. Main St., Leland | Madcap Website
Grand Rapid’s Madcap Coffee is expanding north, taking over the former Blue Boat Coffee in Leland. A late spring opening is expected, and the new shop will be open year-round.
Northern Michigan Winter Restaurant & Business Openings
THE BIG SALAD
332 E. Front St., Traverse City | Big Salad Website
The restaurant opened in October for indoor dining, carryout, curbside pick-up as well as delivery via DoorDash. An outdoor dining area is planned for the spring of 2022. Choose from 40 salad toppings and 30 dressings, plus smoothies, sandwiches, wraps and soups.
BLOSSOM BIRD BUBBLE TEA & BAKERY
128 N. 3rd St., Marquette | Blossom Bird Website
A husband-and-wife team with a
love for anime and pop culture opened the cafe and tiny bakery in August. Serving bubble tea with freshly made boba along with goodies like macarons, mini layer cakes, cream pan buns, cupcakes and more.
Photo by Blossom Bird Bubble Tea
2751 US-31, Traverse City | EVO Athletics Website
TC’s newest gym opened in October offering HIIT and yoga classes. The team specializes in sports performance training along with health and wellness education.
202 W. Main St., Lake Leelanau | Fiddleheads Website
This eclectic breakfast and sandwich shop serves beer, wine and cocktails. Find the restaurant on Facebook for hours or call 231.994.2121.
OLIVE BRANCH BOUTIQUE
441 E. Front St., Traverse City | Olive Branch Boutique Website
The newest shop opened by the owners of Magnolia Boutique in Cadillac and Rockford, Olive Branch carries women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and more.
Photo by Olive Branch Boutique
1110 E. Hammond, Traverse City | Buzzelli Website
In addition to freshly made New York-style mozzarella in balls, marinated knots and burrata, this specialty grocery store has grab-and-go options like eggplant parmesan and lasagna along with Italian bowls, gifts, pasta, sweet treats and more.
DHARAMSALA ON FRONT
317B & 319 E. Front St., Traverse City | Dharamsala Website
Dharamsala TC, a yoga studio also offering mediation training and wellness classes, is launching a second location (the first is on Robinwood Court). The space overlooks the Boardman River and Grand Traverse Bay, and the owners are targeting a late January opening.
I’M PLANTY AF
124 S. Union St., Traverse City | Planty Website
My Secret Stash, owned by Karen Hilt, is known for its selection of gifts for all ages from Michigan and American makers, but Karen and her business partner, Garrett Weslock, also have a wide variety of houseplants. Now, they’ve opened a second store to expand that selection featuring both rare and common species. In the future, Karen plans to have a soil and terrarium bar, potting services, a plant hospital (great idea!) and plant accessories.
Photo by I'm Planty AF