The Yarn Shop has been a creative force in Glen Arbor since 1955. Owner Mary Turak’s parents Marge and Doc Standen began the enterprise, which she continues today. Come knit with us on Tuesday nights, 6:30-9 p.m. All skill levels welcome.
5917 S Manitou Blvd, Glen Arbor … (231) 334-3805 … www.facebook.com/pages/The-Yarn-Shop-Glen-Arbor
Read this excerpt from Maggie Meyers’ story, “The Yarn Shop celebrates 50 years in Glen Arbor” which ran in the Glen Arbor Sun in August 2005:
The centrality of The Yarn Shop in the lives of its regulars is perhaps most poignantly illustrated by the passing of Turak’s mother-in-law, Ulga “Oggie” Turak in 2001. Having just had her hair done, Oggie came to the shop and began her daily ritual of knitting. Shortly thereafter, she put her head down and quietly passed away. As Turak herself candidly commented, “She had quite an exit. I can’t think of a more appropriate way to go.” It is extremely evident that as generations have turned and regular faces have changed, The Yarn Shop’s unique charm has survived, while the business, under Turak’s ownership, has thrived.