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3 Pillars Music

A Benton Harbor Arts District music store featuring new and preloved instruments, musical accessories, vinyl records, turntables, amps and speakers.

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Advanced Family Eyecare Downtown

Our Downtown Optical Shoppe, located in beautiful downtown St. Joseph, will amaze you with exclusive frame selections. Book your eye exam with Dr. Jeff Scieszka today or walk-ins accepted on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Most insurance plans accepted.

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Blue Moon Vintage Market

Open the 4th weekend of each month from March Thru December (Friday-Sunday). 6000+ square feet of vintage, primitives, salvage and more! food vendors and live music on Saturday!

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Bound For Freedom

We are a for purpose business & movement that sells products which bring freedom to people found in poverty, sex trafficking, and many other injustices all over the world.

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Chartreuse: A Local Art Co-Op

Chartreuse is an artist-owned and operated art co-operative, located in downtown St. Joseph. With over 20 members, we offer our work directly to our customers at fair prices.

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Crystal Springs Florist

Crystal Springs Florist & Greenhouse was founded in 1947 by two German brothers, Gerhard and Guenther Siegert. Third generation, family-owned and operated, we strive for quality and customer service.

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Days of Yore Antiques & Collectibles

Days of Yore Antiques features vintage and costume jewelry, mid-Century to Victorian antiques, a men's section, smalls, linens, china, glass and related gifts Winner of best antique shop in SW Michigan for 14 years.

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DK Boutique

A womens boutique featuring all the latest styles in clothing, jewelry and accessories. Including Pandora Jewelry, Spanx bodyshapes and Naot shoes.

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Edgewater Gifts

Edgewater Gifts has the area's largest selection of sterling silver jewelry at fantastic prices. You can find everything from St. Joseph Souvenirs to clothing.

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Elephants Breath Antiques

Quality Antique & Vintage Furniture from the 19th century - Modern. Specialize in Arts & Crafts Period Furniture, Decorative Arts, primitives, books, unique clothes, shoes, purses, hats & jewelry. New; quality repurposed furniture & industrial items.

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Forever Books

Serving the community for over 16 years, Forever Books is an independent book store with a diverse selection for adults and children plus toys, games, and book-themed gifts for all ages! Shop 24/7 at!

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Friends by Design

Friends by Design is a specialty women's clothing boutique that caters to the uniqueness of every customer with beautiful fashions and one-of-a-kind accessories.

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FuzzyButz Pet Bakery

Unique pet accessories including leads, collars, clothing and grooming products.

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G&M Variety

G&M Variety is a store that dates back to 1939 when it was under the name of G.C. Murphy Co.? It carries everything from food to hardware and anything in between.

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Gallery on the Alley

Gallery on the Alley, "the destination for art lovers since 1988," is a contemporary art boutique featuring the work of over 175 talented American artists.

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Grins of St. Joseph

Put a smile on your face - clothing, signs, jewelry, fun!

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HarborTown Interiors

Voted BEST OF REGION 2012 by Shore Magazine. Offering a beautiful array of fabulously fun home furnishings. Specializing in relaxed living spaces with fantastic selection of furniture, rugs, pillows, lamps, and accessories.

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Lambrecht's Liquors Inc

Lambrecht's is your one-stop shop for wine, spirits, and beer. We also specialize in cigars, and beer and wine making kits.

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Lana's Boutique

Lana's Boutique offers many brands of designer denim and can help you find that perfect pair of jeans to fit your size and shape!

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Landis Clothing Company

Full line of men's clothing....serving St. Joseph with formal rentals, fittings and exceptional service.

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Lazy Daisy

New to St Joseph MI, THE LAZY DAISY is and extension of Lana's Boutique home goods collections.

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Moxie's Boutique

Moxie's Boutique is committed to creating the ultimate boutique shopping experience...

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Nye's Apple Barn & Farms

Our Farm Market is literally seconds off of I-94, on your way Silver Beach. Quality locally home grown fruits/veggies. We grow our own raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, grapes and vegetables, Amish baked goods, jam, honey, syrup.

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Olive Cart

High quality extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars in our St Joseph store for your gourmet cooking pleasures.

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Parable Christian Store

Locally-owned full-service Christian bookstore. We offer a wonderful selection of personalized gifts, Bibles, family friendly DVDs, music, cards and books in a relaxing environment. Stop in for a moment for a wonderful "shopping break!"

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Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery

Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery offers the freshest Michigan produce in season. We feature all of your favorites including, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, fresh baked goods, fresh cut Christmas trees and much more!

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Purely Michigan

We offer products focused on Michigan. New products but with a vintage feel. Beer & Wine. Purely Michigan, Discover Yours.

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Slumberland Furniture

Our mission is to improve the life of each customer. We will work with enthusiasm and care to ensure a positive Slumberland experience.

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State Street Antiques

Antiques and collectibles from the Victorian Era through the 1970's

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State Street Stuff

Tired of stark and stale? Check out our Daring and Different Stuff! State Street Stuff Guaranteed Giggles-Your destination for FUN!

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The Candlestick Maker

The Area's Largest Selection of Room Fragrance, Plus Nautical Crafts, Home Decor, Hand Loomed Rugs, Novelty Signs, Himalayan Salt Products, Greeting Cards, Hand Made Soap and Jewelry, and Local Beach Glass.

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The Natural Gem

Custom Jewelry Design & Gold Casting. Appraisals & Custom Gem Cutting and Jewelry Repair Done in House. We also have rocks, minerals and fossils that would be a great Christmas gift for your loved ones... So, stop down and see us!!!!!

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The Toy Company

The Toy Company opened in downtown St. Joseph in 1986 and has been a favorite destination for children and their families ever since. Parents can shop easily and see which toys their children are most drawn to.

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Third Coast Surf Shop

Since 2005, our mission at Third Coast Surf Shop has been to spread the joy of the surfing lifestyle in the Great Lakes. Come see us!

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V&A Bootery

Better footwear for men and women in a broad ranges of styles and sizes. V&A Bootery specializes in Ugg Classic, Merrell, Ecco, Keen, Clarks, Comfort, Teva and more.

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Waterfront Framing & Fine Art

Browse through our selection of unframed artwork and photography. Bring in your atrwork, memorabilia or photographs for the best in custom framing with visualization of your completed project. Consultation & installation available

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Wolf's Marine

Wolf's Marine is the Midwest's largest marine accessory store. You can find top quality marine products at discount prices either in our store or online.

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Lazy Ballerina Winery: 1 Year in Downtown St. Joe!

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/27/2016


Lazy Ballerina Winery sits on State St. in downtown St. Joseph. The huge windows in the front give a clear view to a pink bar with tutu barstools, a leather couch and sleek chairs. It’s pretty, but packs a punch with their wine, food, and extremely popular events.    In March, I spent the afternoon with Melanie and Lauren, the co-owners of and the creative genius behind Lazy Ballerina Winery. On June 25th, they celebrated their first anniversary in downtown St. Joseph!   Read more ...

Michigan Winters, Michigan Wines

Written by White Pine Winery on 06/20/2016

In the height of summer, it's easy to forget about the cold winds and snow that inhabit Michigan's Great Southwest. However, the winter greatly impacts the wine we are able to enjoy year round!

Dr. Dave Miller from White Pine Winery shares how the winters of the last few years have shaped our region's wines.


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(L) White Pine Winery Vineyards in fall of 2013
(R) Dave Miller PhD, author, Owner / Winemaker at White Pine Winery and Vineyards, LLC

I read a blog I wrote about this time in 2014 just after some of the coldest weather we’ve had in decades. I knew we were in for little to no crop on Vitis vinifera grapevines that year and I was right.  I had no idea that we would have similar weather again in 2015 with a similar result – little to no crop on Vitis vinifera varieties (e.g. Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet franc, Merlot).  Having two years in a row with little to no crop on those vines is unprecedented in Michigan.  


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U-Pick Fruit in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/15/2016

Michigan’s Great Southwest is known for beaches, rolling vineyards, fragrant orchards, and some of the best fruit in the country.  

Ripe and ready peach from the 2015 season at Nye's Apple Barn

“The Fruit Belt” hugs the shoreline, offering the perfect soil and delayed frost for a wide variety of fruit. One of our favorite summer activities is picking the local produce ourselves; here’s our u-pick plan for the first part of summer! 

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Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Lazy Ballerina Winery