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    Silver Crow: My Favorite Shop in Marquette

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    Shopping is not high on my list of things to do, so often, I do not write tips for shopping. The Silver Crow, however, is one of those shops that carry quality, and unique items. I would say, however, that this shop is more for a woman, or a man who is purchasing a gift for a woman. In the Silver Crow you will find a large selection of silver and other quality jewelry from countries all over the world, scarves, woman’s clothing, soaps, hand creams, crockery, and a variety of items that you may enjoy purchasing as gifts as well as for yourself. You will also find Local works of art such as woodworking, paintings, and sculptures. Much of the clothing is from India or Vietnam and made from woven, silk, and rayon material. One of the brands they carry is called Sacred Threads. Sacred Threads support Vindavan food for Life, which gives free food and medical assistance to poor people in India.

    What to buy: You won’t find any junk in the Silver Crow. If you are a woman, and enjoy dressing in something that is unique, and often colorful, check out the clothing in the Silver Crow. (See Photo #2 of me wearing a dress I purchased at the Silver Crow) This is also a great place to purchase a gift for someone special, or purchase accessories to your wardrobe.

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    Snowbound Books: A great Used Book Store

    by yooperprof Written Feb 1, 2003

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    Books make good friends

    Personal attention is the rule here. Ray, Diane, Dana, and Jamie know books. They have an excellent selection of local literature, including rare and signed first editions. They also have a limited selection of new books, and will gladly order anything.

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    Thill's Fish House: Fresh fish

    by yooperprof Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    That old quonset hut!

    You won't find fish any fresher than the Whitefish at Thill's. They've been catching the finest for almost 100 years. This is where local restaurants (like the Vierling) get their supply. Nothing fancy - just good fish. (Locals pronounce the name as "Tills")

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    Getz Department Store: For Casual to Dress Clothing

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Oct 3, 2009

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    Getz Department Store

    Getz Department Store is a third generation business, established in Michigamme in 1886, and moving to Marquette in 1900. The store carries women’s, men’s, and teenager’s quality brand name clothing, such as Carhartts, Columbia, David Kahn, and North Face, as well as shoes. As you look at the photo, the light colored section on the left is for men, and the red brick section on the right is for women. On the second story is a Denim Department (see web address below), which is especially popular with teens. In the store you will find clothing from casual to dress, including sports wear such as hiking boots and hiking socks. The women’s department also carries some jewelry. In late summer look for great end of the season sales. When we were there in August of 2006, prices were as much as 70% off on summer wear items. The business is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 to 6:00, Saturday from 9:30 – 5:30, and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00.

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    Thill’s Fish House: A Local Commercial Fish Market

    by KimberlyAnn Written Oct 25, 2006

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    At one time Marquette had thriving commercial fishing businesses. Thills, is the last of these. With two fishing boats docked next to the business (see photo 2), the freshness of Lake Superior fish is the best in town. They even supply fresh fish for the popular downtown restaurant, the Vierling. At Thills you will find fresh lake fish, smoked fish, fish spread, pickled fish, and good quality frozen seafood. Thills is open year round Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:30, to 3:00 on Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.

    What to buy: Thills smokes its own fish, as well as making its own fresh fish spread, and pickled fish. Since neither my husband nor myself care for lake trout, we always purchase the smoked, pickled, or spreads made of whitefish. Many people, however, love the trout, so if you are in the area, give one or both a try.

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    Farmer Q: Seasonal Greengrocer

    by yooperprof Written Jul 18, 2007

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    Farmer Q is open seasonally - from early May through the end of October. It features fresh grown produce from farmers in Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Some of the fruits and vegetables are organically grown, but a majority of the items here are "conventional" - which does make them more affordable. Farmer Q has access to some very good suppliers, however, the availability of different crops ebbs and flows with the seasons. One of the pleasures of shopping here is that it's always a surprise - you're never sure what you're going to find.

    The general consensus in town is that the produce here is better than that which you find at the local big grocers, but that occasionally you'll find better selection and pricing at the Saturday Farmer's market at "the Commons". Why is it called Farmer Q? I guess I should ask.

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    Various Popular Stores: Shopping Along Highway 41

    by KimberlyAnn Written Oct 30, 2006

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    If you drive a short distance north of downtown along Hwy 41, you will find the new development, not as attractive as down town, but full of various popular businesses. Stretched out along the highway you will find fast food restaurants, motels, Wal-Mart, Dunham’s Sports, Harley Davidson, car dealerships, Blockbuster Video, J.C. Penney’s, Pier 1 Imports, Target, Menards, and many other businesses. Unlike the old, traditional downtown, where you can walk the city blocks, poking your head into various shops, this area is developed more for driving from store to store, and parking in each parking lot.

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    Phil's 550: Country General Store

    by yooperprof Written Oct 31, 2006

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    Phil's 550 is legendary! It's the only "general store" on the Big Bay Road, County Road 550 north of Marquette. So it is THE place to stop and stock up on munchies and liquids if you are planning a hike up Hogback mountain or some beach time at Little Presque Isle. For folks who live out on the Big Bay Road, Phil's is a real life-saver, since it means they don't have to come all the way into town every time they need a half-gallon of milk or some pork rinds.

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    Numerous: Washington Street Gift Shops

    by atufft Written Sep 2, 2013

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    Downtown Gift Shops are Nice
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    Marquette is a good place to shop for fine souvenir gifts. I bought a very nice locally made wood clock that shows the Great Lakes in relief. I also bought my wife beautiful iron and copper ore jewelry. Many of these stores feature fine artwork, woodwork, and jewelry made by local artists, as opposed to the Chinese produced coffee mugs and other junk so typical of tourist towns like this. I was actually surprised by the reasonable cost of some of these locally made products, which typically are a multiple of what I pay for elsewhere in the world.

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    Getz's: Carhartts, Flannels, and Ladies' Clothes

    by yooperprof Written Feb 1, 2003

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    An old-fashioned clothier

    Getz's clothiers has been in operation since the early 1900s. Local guys get their Carhartt's here; it's a good place to stock up on flannels for deer camp, too. Actually, they have a full line of clothing here - men's, women's and children's. I much prefer to get my "basics" here instead of going up to the generic shopping mall or one of the dull chain stores which line the highway leading out of town.

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    Johnson Sports: For all your Hockey and Ski Equipment Needs

    by yooperprof Written Dec 27, 2012

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    pads and gloves and jersies and more

    Great convenience and service at Johnson Sports Shop in the Village, close to the University, the Lake, and the great outdoors. If you have last-minute equipment needs for hockey or ski gear in the winter, or baseball or golf gear in the summer, this is the place to go.

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    Marquette Baking Company: Get Bread!

    by yooperprof Written Aug 15, 2009

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    A wonderful bakery with real ovens and a real sense of what separates the wheat from the chaff. "Peter Claybaker" (who owns the place and bakes here) is a local bread guru. It's a dangerous place for those who are seeking to limit their carbs. They also have a delectable cookies and scones and other assorted sweets. Stop in while you are on your way to the local food co-op which is just next door.

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  • Johnsons Sports: Find everything you need for da UP

    by hotdog22 Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Johnsons Sports

    Johnson’s Sports has served the central Upper Peninsula since 1946. They are passionate about hockey, skiing, tennis, golf, and all team sports. To that end they are specialists in providing the proper footwear and equipment to fill our customer’s needs. Both partners, Rex Elliott and John Thomsen, have served the Marquette community for over 35 years. They are truly a throwback to a time when customer service was a benchmark for quality. Their only concern is for the customer. Stop in and see them to find everything you need to enjoy all 4 seasons in MQT.

    What to buy: WInter Goods: Skiing, snowboarding, hockey, snowshoe, and XC skiing equipment.

    Summer Goods: Running, Basketball, walking shoes. Tennis, golf, hiking, swimming, inline.

    What to pay: 0 to $1000

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  • Johnsons Sports: Find everything you need for da UP

    by hotdog22 Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Johnsons Sports

    Johnson’s Sports has served the central Upper Peninsula since 1946. They are passionate about hockey, skiing, tennis, golf, and all team sports. To that end they are specialists in providing the proper footwear and equipment to fill our customer’s needs. Both partners, Rex Elliott and John Thomsen, have served the Marquette community for over 35 years. They are truly a throwback to a time when customer service was a benchmark for quality. Their only concern is for the customer. Stop in and see them to find everything you need to enjoy all 4 seasons in MQT.

    What to buy: WInter Goods: Skiing, snowboarding, hockey, snowshoe, and XC skiing equipment.

    Summer Goods: Running, Basketball, walking shoes. Tennis, golf, hiking, swimming, inline.

    What to pay: 0 to $1000

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    Che Bello: Trendy & Affordable Men & Women's Clothing

    by txlawgal Written Sep 12, 2013
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    Che Bello has trendy, affordable and unique men and women's clothing and accessories. A lot of their brands are Made in the U.S.A. and they also carry local Marquette apparel and jewelry. They receive new items each week so you always have something new to shop for! You can shop in-store, from their website or straight from their Facebook page. You can even have a glass of wine or a beer while you shop (they have a liquor license)!

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