Love, and community solidarity, in the age of Coronavirus

From staff reports

Here’s a comprehensive (and growing) list of schools, businesses and organizations in Leelanau County that are stepping up or changing their practices to help people during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. (We’ll update this list, so please let us know who else deserves to be included.)

Glen Arbor

• Glen Arbor’s local grocery store, Anderson’s Market, is doing its part to enable citizens to stock up on food and supplies, while avoiding contact with each other. Anderson’s is offering free curbside pickup and free local deliveries (to zip codes in Glen Arbor, Empire and Maple City) during the Coronavirus global pandemic.

• UPDATE Cherry Public House has closed until April 13.

• Northwoods Hardware is open with normal business hours and offers call-in ordering (to Glen Arbor, Empire, and Maple City) and curbside pickup if needed.

• Cottage Bookshop offers curbside pickup.

• Art’s Tavern offers takeout between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Call 231-334-3754 to order. Check out Art’s Facebook page to see what’s available that day. On St. Patrick’s Day, Art’s sold so many of its corned beef meals to takeout customers that it actually ran out. Luckily for Sharon Oreole, she got one of the last orders. Photo by Linda Dewey


• The Empire Village Inn offers carry-out between noon and 8 p.m. Call (231) 326-5101 and visit their Facebook page to see what’s available.

• Shipwreck Cafe orders takeout between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call
(231) 835-2580 or visit the Facebook page.

• Grocers Daughter Chocolate has closed its Empire retail store but offers home delivery to zip codes near Empire and free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Call (231) 326-3030, email or visit the Facebook page for updates.

• Mel & Fell, the meal subscription company, delivers meals to both Empire and Glen Arbor. Check out the menu, which changes weekly.

Maple City

Glen Lake Community Schools is delivering free breakfasts and lunches to families of its students who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals during the statewide school shutdown. According to superintendent secretary Bethany Pousho, this includes approximately 25% of Glen Lake’s 700 students.

• Pegtown Station offers takeout between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Call (231) 228-6692 and visit the Facebook page.

• Broomstack Kitchen & Taphouse is open for carry-out and curbside pickup during open hours. Call 231-228-8869 and visit the Facebook page for information.


• Polish Heritage Farm offers pork and pierogi at the Polish Art Center in Cedar, by appointment. Call Kathleen at 313-434-1586. Deliveries also to Traverse City or Leelanau County. Polish Heritage Farm eggs are also available at the farm stand daily in Cedar: 6421 E Glazier Drive.

Near Little Traverse Lake

• Both Market 22 and Little Traverse Inn offer takeout

Suttons Bay

• Suttons Bay Public Schools is delivering lunches and breakfasts (for the following morning) to 104 students whose families qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch during the statewide school shutdown. Suttons Bay is delivering those meals in a van, since the school’s bus drivers are all over age 60, and thus at greater risk of contracting Coronavirus, said the school’s chief operations officer Tim Smith.

• Hansen Foods in Suttons Bay is also offering drive-by grocery pickup and deliveries to those self-quarantining in their homes. Just visit Hansen’s website for a list of available groceries, or call 231-271-4280 to give your credit card information over the phone. Hansen’s will deliver for free Suttons Bay or Lake Leelanau, and may charge $5 to deliver to Traverse City or Northport.

• 9 Bean Rows bakery, on M-204 between Suttons Bay and Lake Leelanau is also offering curbside pickup and delivery services. Call (231) 271-6658 and visit the Facebook page.

• MI Market in Suttons Bay is offering free cups of soup to those in need. All you have to do is stop by and say, “I’m here to pick up some soup.” The deli also offers curbside pickup. MI Market also offers hand sanitizers. Call (231) 866-4442 and visit the Facebook page.

• Martha’s Leelanau Table offers takeout and delivery from 4-8 p.m. Call
(231) 271-2344 and visit the Facebook page for updates.

• Village Inn also offers takeout.


• Leland Mercantile offers curbside pickup (the preferred option) and also delivers to homes relatively close to Leland. At the moment, the store is out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer but hopes to get restocked within a few days.

• Trish’s Dishes offers curbside pickup from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and delivery within Leland Township.

• Leland Lodge offers curbside pickup from 4 until 8 p.m.

Lake Leelanau

Hannah’s, new in town and featuring cakes, gifts and ice cream, offers curbside pickup.

• Dick’s Pour House offers takeout.


• The Tribune and Tucker’s both offer takeout.