Chicago Road  (US-12)

Chicago Road (US-12)

Sturgis, MI

       We would like to invite you to visit and discover Downtown Sturgis, Michigan. We have newly renovated historic buildings, which are nearly all filled. We have some one of a kind, boutique, artsy, vintage stores with local and Michigan made products. Lowry's Book store, Five Lakes coffee shop, Open Door art gallery, Memories to Milestones Scrapbooking store, Olive Fresh store, Fiebig's jewelry, Vogt's florist, Willer's shoe store, The Strand vintage movie theater, York Mercantile, Craftsman's Daughter, One O Seven, Destiny Comics, Laura Jean's Antiques. We have a variety of eateries- Mike's Pizza, Wing's etc, Corner Cafe, and Boundary Waters Cafe. Our newest addition to downtown is our relocated train depot that has been renovated into a Historical Museum. The way they have mixed hi tech with the artifacts is amazing.       We are located almost exactly between Chicago and Detroit with easy access from the Indiana toll road. We are right at the Michigan/Indiana border which makes us the 'welcome mat' into Michigan. Our Main Street is US-12, which is the Sauk Trail, rich in Potowatami Indian history. We have some interesting city facts. We are known as the electric city, as a hydroelectric dam was first used to power the city. In 1924 the first ever outdoor auto show was in Sturgis. We had the oldest Ford Model T Dealership. Tom Bodett and Walter Kelly (who was a pioneer in bee keeping) are both from here. Notable historic women from Sturgis are Pearl Mesta- Hostess with the Mostest, and Titanic survivor, Helen Bishop.       Many business owners have invested their time, ideas, energy, and money into helping our downtown try to become a shopping, dining destination. We are still missing a few key ingredients to make that happen. Marketing/advertising, finding new ways to showcase all we have to offer are areas we need to work on. There is great potential in this downtown.      Please consider Sturgis,Michigan!