Petoskey Petes

Bubba and Roger Popa are learning all the knickknacks and intricacies of the old Arbor Light building. They own the clothing outfit Petoskey Pete’s, which now occupies Glen Arbor’s grand dame on Lake Street. A fixture in town located across the street from Art’s Tavern and the Cottage Book Shop, the Arbor Light building is now 114 years old, and despite the holes under her stairs out back, her dead-end crawlspaces, and the creaking of floors on the second story as last century’s ghosts rummage about, this charming building is still open for business.

Contact information:
5972 South Lake Street, Glen Arbor … (231) 334-3505


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Read this excerpt from Jacob Wheeler’s story, “Petoskey Pete’s skips into Arbor Light building,” which ran in the Glen Arbor Sun in May 2006:

The Popas have owned Petoskey Pete’s for eight years, ever since the Sutherland boys built it. As they did in the Mercantile Building they will continue to carry shoes, Tevas, sunglasses, beach towels and any clothing you might need for your day on the water. They also offer screen-printing for a business and custom screen-printing. But the coolest things on display at Petoskey Pete’s are the piece of marble likely dating back to the old ice cream parlor in the Arbor Light building and a gigantic Petoskey stone that weighs 12 pounds and contains three different kinds of coral. They’ll even let you pet it if you ask nicely.