Old Mission General Store, Traverse City

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Gift & Specialty Shop
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TripAdvisor
  • This historically authentic location is a "must see" attraction. Just on the corner to the North is a replica of the Old Mission Church (just a two minute walk). Since the replica church isn't listed ...  more »
  • My husband and I went for a bike ride yesterday and stopped at this store. I will share my husband's write-up since he, as a very calm and emotionally solid individual, was able to put into words the ...  more »
  • This is a must stop if you are in the area. There is a little bit of everything in this low light tight quarters building.....basic groceries, alcohol, candy, lunch (burgers and sandwiches), antiques,...  more »
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  • My husband and I went for a bike ride yesterday and stopped at this store. I will share my husband's write-up since he, as a very calm and emotionally solid individual, was able to put into words the experience that we had... "If you enjoy being berated by a mentally unstable owner after inquiring about the status of your grilled cheese sandwich order after 40 minutes of waiting, then this might be the place for you. We had stopped here numerous times in the past to get a quick snack or refreshment and thought that on this day it might be nice to enjoy a light lunch before continuing on our 40 mile bike ride. When my wife asked about our order the owner/cook snapped back at her saying, “Oh the Queen is upset she hasn’t been served yet...” and when I came and asked what was going on, he declared that I was the King. So in keeping with what I thought was some rather eccentric bantering way in connecting with customers, and my newly ascent to the throne, I jokingly said that as King, I demand he return to the kitchen and finish our order. Well he became completely unhinged at this point, and after further “niceties” and us asking for and begrudgingly receiving our $9.42 refund for our grilled cheese, we were asked to leave the premises. He then proceeded to follow us outside and verbally abuse and berate us. At some point he declared that we were now banned for life. How quickly we had fallen from grace when only minutes ago we were the King and Queen. I know this all sounds rather bizarre, but I guess the truth is stranger than fiction. In retrospect it was all rather comical, except the verbal abuse part." Banned for Life PS: By the way, if you need snacks, Mapleton Market and "Bad Dog Deli" are other nearby options. That's where the locals go.
  • Don't miss this stop during your visit! Its a old fashion store with a lot of character! You feel like you have traveled back into the olden days. Wonderful corn beef sandwich which is a rueben and one of the best we have ever had! The pastries were great too! The service was great they brought our food right outside because we had our puppy with us.
  • Neat little shop to stop at. Lots of old knick knacks and fun things to see while browsing.
  • Unbelievable history kept alive in a convenient store /general store / deli / diner / Museum! The owner will share history and everything is for sale for a price. Go in for snack and step back in time. If your headed to the lighthouse make sure to stop here 1st!
  • This place is a "MUST VISIT" location! Amazing history and local lore. Eclectic selection of products. Try the cheddar cheese! We always take visitors to see/experience the great shop.