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Alight to Alpena, Michigan: Shopping on the Shores of Lake Huron

On the shores of Lake Huron, Alpena, Michigan, stands as a sanctuary of the Great Lakes, offering not only breathtaking natural beauty but also a rich local shopping experience. From unique boutiques to artisanal galleries, Alpena’s shopping scene reflects the town’s vibrant community and commitment to preserving its maritime heritage. In this blog post, let’s embark on a journey through Alpena’s charming streets to discover the local treasures that make shopping in this northeastern Michigan town a delightful experience.

Cedar & Threads
133 E. Chisholm St.
Cedar & Threads offers a unique blend of gifts and apparel for men, women, and the kiddos. Inspired by the love for community, and most importantly family, Cedar & Threads goal is to support good people who aim to do the next right thing. The shop supports suppliers who give back, are eco-friendly, or are just good people supplying a unique and quality product. 

Sweet Baby James
200 N. 2nd Ave.
In 2021, two sisters followed their dreams and opened the doors in their hometown Alpena, Michigan in hopes to offer a collection of favored baby items to our community and its visitors. Sweet Baby James’ mission is to provide you with not just the best baby and children’s products on the market, but a safe space to talk about all the good, the bad, and the ugly of parenting.

The Local Basket Case
109 W. Chisholm St
This locally-grown, family-owned shop is located in the heart of Downtown Alpena on Chisholm St. If you’re looking for local Alpena and Michigan swag, look no further than The Local Basket Case in Alpena for an inventory of “made-in-the-hand” clothing, artifacts, decor, and goodies from local and regional artists across Michigan. Since its conception, The Local Basket Case has provided not only a cool location for all-things Alpena, Michigan but also continuous support in the Alpena community for various projects and organizations. The Local Basket Case is easy to find, just look for the Fish Mural on the side of their building at the Chisholm Street pocket park!

Soaps and Such
125 W. Chisholm St.
At Soaps and Such, there is a focus on natural bath and beauty products that are homemade right here in the shop. Soaps and Such prides itself on natural, artisan made bath and beauty choices. Swing into the store for free samples and don’t miss the complimentary sugar/salt scrub bar! 

Austin Brothers Beer Company
821 W. Miller St.
Austin Brothers Beer Company is a family-owned and operated business. The owners, originally from Southern California, came across Alpena, Michigan on a cross country road trip. With no ties to the area, they decided to pack up their families to follow their dream of starting a microbrewery. Since then, Austin Bros has become a consistently safe bet for quality beer and tasty pub food. Their rustic and innovative location has earned serious street cred among locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Serving lunch, dinner, and late night bar snacks, it’s a one stop shop for top-notch brews and food. Choose between draft classics and bold brews from their fine line. If you’re looking for beer with integrity, quality, and flavor – look no further.

Alpena, Michigan, invites visitors to discover the allure of its local shopping scene, where each store contributes to the town’s unique identity and cultural richness. So, the next time you find yourself enchanted by the beauty of Lake Huron, take a leisurely stroll through Alpena’s streets – you might just uncover treasures that capture the essence of this sanctuary of the Great Lakes.

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