Located just south of West Grand Traverse Bay, West End Beach, the volleyball courts, and the Open Space is what is known as the Warehouse District. This area is home to the Warehouse MRKT which offers indoor shopping with a refreshing and light atmosphere. You can find a variety of products, from clothes, accessories, home goods. and prepared foods.
Here’s how you can get to know this district in Traverse City:
Fresh Water Textiles
Fresh Water Textiles is a small-batch sustainable soft goods store with products ranging from table linens, blankets, and towels. Everything is designed, hand-cut, and crafted right at their on-site production studio. Think “coastal style” when walking around this store.
If it’s the bright colors and neon lights that draw you in, then it might be the tasty food, fresh juice, smoothies, and spritzers that will have you staying longer. At Rough Pony the coffee is roasted on-site while the fresh veggies and fruit are locally sourced. Make a stop for something to drink or snack on.
Step into a plant lover’s dream at Darling Botanical Company. This vibrant store has more than just plants. You can find handmade cards for any occasion and gifts for a special someone. Build your own terrarium from start to finish with the help of their trained staff. Stop in and get inspired!
Find yourself at Traverse City’s hippest boutique with women’s clothing from over 30 different brands. From clothing to stickers, candles, handcrafted jewelry, and other gifts, you won’t leave without finding something you like.
Pro tip: say hello to Simon the shop dog when entering the store.
Fuel your shopping adventure with a coffee to sip on or stay for some Arabic comfort food. At Hexenbelle you’ll find various teas, drinks, pastries, and meals, and added bonus – there are dairy-free and vegan options.
It’s a gateway into the eco-conscious world. Shop skincare, makeup, clothing, and lifestyle brands at Bohmey Beauty where you don't have to guess whether it's natural or organic.
Handz On Art
Handz On Art is a paint-your-own pottery studio made to spark your creativity. No reservations are necessary, walk right in to start creating a work of art. It's an activity the whole family will enjoy so take you time, relax, and have fun!
Beyond the MRKT
After you are done shopping, discover the unique character of the Warehouse District by stopping for a drink at Mammoth Distillery, Workshop Brewing Company, or North Peak Brewing Company. Feeling hungry? Head over to the Warehouse KiTChen + Cork inside Hotel Indigo for a bite to eat. Head over the pedestrian bridge and you are back to downtown Traverse City.