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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hit the Peninsulas in Traverse City

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4. Insider’s Tip


The Village at Grand Traverse houses art galleries, shops, restaurants, and more in an unlikely location.  

Some of the area’s best food and wine establishments can’t be found in the city or on either peninsula. Instead, head west of downtown to the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, formerly a state-run mental hospital that’s currently being repurposed to house offices and apartments, but where you can already find a fantastic artisan bakery housed in a former fire station (Pleasanton), a roasting company (Higher Grounds), and a winery (Left Foot Charley).


Published on Sep 27, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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