Downtown parking: Gil Rupp speaks

TRAVERSE CITY - It's not hard for parking administrator Gil Rupp to identify the people and places in Traverse City that get the most parking tickets."We see repeaters among employees and we have certain areas of the city that have more than their share...

Local Bar Association continues growth

REGION - You might have heard of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim (GTLA) Bar Association, but did you know it's the only legal referral service north of Grand Rapids and one of only eight in the state?The association gets about a dozen calls each day from people...

Roundtable: The Judges

It's not often one gets to have a candid conversation over lunch with three judges. But that's precisely what we're bringing to you with this month's Roundtable. Judges Philip Rodgers, Michael Haley, and David Stowe sat down with TCBN Publisher Luke Haase for a fascinating...

Leelanau Wine Cellars to triple space

OMENA - Leelanau Wine Cellars is poised to upgrade and then move into the former Northern Michigan Fruit Co. facilities in Omena, more than tripling the space available for its winery, according to state and county documents.Robert Jacobson, president of Leelanau Wine Cellars, recently told...

Winery boards businesses until they’re ready to fly

LEELANAU COUNTY - To the casual observer, Don Coe, co-owner of Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, is a gentleman farmer. Ask Don what he does, though, and he'll tell you that he's in the business of "destination marketing." Pry a little further, and you'll...

Leelanau tourism: Many businesses left without a voice or choice

The Leelanau Peninsula is one of Michigan's jewels. Just ask anyone who lives there. Those who visit marvel at its beauty and unique character. Yet the Peninsula's tourism based economy has been challenged in recent years.The reason?The Leelanau Peninsula lacks leadership in the tourism industry....

New Village retailers primed for June openings

TRAVERSE CITY - Enchanting spires thrust skyward in the distance, a glimpse of Traverse City's most treasured artifact buried in the rolling hills just west of U.S. 31. The old northern Michigan Asylum is emerging as one of the nation's largest renovation projects led...