Sawyer is a town just east of Red Arrow Highway that is seeing some rapid growth of new businesses. Our recent finds include:
Catherine Doll Fashion for Green Living: Located in the old Sawyer Fire Station at 5844 Sawyer Rd. The store features unique clothing designs by artist Catherine Doll who creates creative tops, jackets and skirts for women.
Infusco Coffee Roasters: Just off of Sawyer Rd is a coffee roaster, featuring single-source coffee, which is a good spot for caffeine before hitting the nearby wine trail.
Go Fish: An attractive store carrying furniture, art and home accessories. It is in the former Schlipp’s Pharmacy storefront at 5857 Sawyer Road. They recently moved from their New Buffalo, MI location near the harbor.
Sawyer Garden Center: A great farmer’s market and specialty food store with craft beers and wine. They also feature plants and flowers, garden products, seasonal decor, paper products, gifts and apparel.
Greenbush Brewing Company: The hot spot in town is this microbrewery that features 14 artisanal ales and stouts and a number of seasonal offerings. Be prepared for large crowds. There is a large tap room for tasting and eating one of their soups or sandwiches. Across the street is a large outdoor patio with a small cafe offering beers, cheeses and charcuterie.
Hindley Fine Art: If open, check out the studio and gallery of artist for paintings, drawings, sculpture and furniture by artist Joe Hindley. It is immediately across from the Sawyer Garden Center and behind Go Fish. I have bought several pieces in the past.
Sojourn: At 12908 Red Arrow Highway in Sawyer is Sojourn, a great store featuring vintage finds and designer home accessories.
Hello Donuts: Located in a small house at 13057 Red Arrow Highway in Sawyer. They only make a limited selection of cake doughnuts each day, so when they sell out they close. So go early!
Friends also love Mesa Luna, at 12868 Red Arrow Highway in Sawyer, for fine dining in the area.
Fritz Olsen Fine Art: At 6914 West Holloway Drive in Sawyer, this lovely gallery, sculpture garden and studio features fine art and the sculptures of Fritz Olsen.
To stay, there is the Rabbit Run Inn at 6227 Elm Drive in Sawyer.