Leelanau News and Events

Hospitality Businesses Brace For Winter, Leelanau-Style

By Emily Tyra | Nov. 27, 2020

Several of Leelanau’s hospitality businesses are braving the season ahead by investing in winter-friendly spaces, hoping to maintain revenue streams, safely space patrons, and keep their year-round staff.

And they’re not alone.

The Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation spread the word to local business owners last week that $1,000 to $10,000 “Weatherization Grants” are available -- first-come, first-served -- through the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

LEO is providing federal CARES Act funds to help small businesses expand their capacity by adding winterized, temporary outdoor structures and other necessities such as portable lighting and heaters. The response was so tremendous, the grant application site closed to new applicants ...

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Pleva’s Meats Has Sold; New Market And Butcher Shop Coming This Winter

David and Theresa Gersenson announced this week that they have purchased the historic Pleva’s Meats in their ...

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Fishtown's Morris Shanty Returns Home After Being Saved From High Water

Yesterday Fishtown Preservation Society returned the historic Morris Shanty to its home, according to a press release ...

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Namesake Spirit Released This Week To Honor Bernie Rink, The Godfather of Northern Michigan Wine

Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau released a new spirit this week, Bernie's Brandy, and it’s distilled ...

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As Leelanau COVID Cases Spike, An Inside Look At Contact Tracing And What's Next

COVID-19 is spiking among Leelanau and Benzie County residents, with more than 300 new cases in November ...

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Property Watch: Landmark Bicentennial Barn Property Just Listed

Bikers and motorists on M-22 near historic Port Oneida (1042 West Harbor Highway, Maple City) have long ...

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