December 17, 2020
UPDATED: With dine-in service paused, here's what our restaurants are offering for take-out
Faced with a state-ordered moratorium on dine-in service that has been extended until December 20th, most local restaurants are offering take-out and curbside pickup:

BAR HARBOR - Open for takeout service Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-7pm. While we are on a takeout-only basis, all of our awesome burgers, with chips or fries, are only $10. Our delicious Perch Dinners, with fries and slaw, are only $12. We are currently running a great gift card deal - receive $125 in gift cards for $100. We are happy to ship them to you or have them ready for pickup. (231) 526-2671.
COCHON GOURMET MARKET & Coffee House - Open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 7:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Access to the Gourmet Market will be restricted to one party at a time, upon request. Curbside window service available. Order online at or by phone, (231) 242-4402.
NEW! DEPOT DINING CLUB is offering take-out curbside service Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-19. Call (231) 242-4233 or email your order to after 5 p.m. Curbside pickup is available 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu PDF or visit
JOHAN'S PASTRY SHOP - Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers can come inside to order and pick up but cannot stay inside or sit at tables.
THE NEW YORK is offering carryout from 4 to 8, seven days a week. For curbside pick-up, pull around to the back of the restaurant, into the alley and give us a call at (231) 526-1904. Your order will be delivered right to your car. Click here for a our current carry-out menu; wine and groceries are also available. Northern Fried Chicken is now available 7 nights a week. Give our online ordering and payment system a try, it's quick and easy.
NEW! PAPER STATION BISTRO - Reopened for take-out. Open 12:30 to 7:30pm every day but Tuesday. Menu and online ordering. 231-242-4680.
PIERSON’S GRILLE & SPIRITS is offering takeout, delivery, and heated patio seating from 12-9pm every day. Use our online ordering service or give us a call at 231-526-2967.
SMALL BATCH AT THE CUPOLA - New take-away menu with all-day breakfast, lunch & dinner. All available for pick-up, curbside & local delivery. Our bakery is open and stocked with treats for take-away as well. Hours: Monday:9-2, Tuesday & Wednesday closed, Thursday , Friday & Saturday 9-6:30, Sunday 9-4. There is still time to order your Christmas Dinners - Beef Wellington or Roasted Cornish Game Hen. Take the stress out of prepping and cooking. We’ll do all of that for you! 231-242-4686.
STAFFORD'S PIER - Now available for take-out: Our full menu and family-style meals such as herb roasted chicken, baked mostaccioli, shepherd’s pie, including salad, serves up to 3. Wednesday through Saturday, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Order online at or call 231-526-6201. NEW! CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER - Choose between slow roasted prime rib, pan roasted duck breast, and grilled Scottish salmon for Christmas Eve dinner to go. Advanced orders are required, 231.526.6201.
TURKEY’S CAFE & PIZZERIA is open regular business hours for take-out and curbside service from 9am-230pm and 430-9pm, closed Wednesdays. Our Turkey Tuesday special continues via to-go orders. 231-526-6041. Website with menu.


BC PIZZA - Open Monday to Thursday 11-9, Friday and Saturday 11-10, Sunday 4-9. Call us for pick-up and delivery. 231-526-2424.
CHANG CUISINE - 231-526-7107. Open for take-out, which you can pick up inside or curbside. Monday - Thursday 11 AM to 8 PM, Friday 11 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 3 to 9 PM.
CROOKED TREE BREADWORKS - Open our normal hours throughout the executive order: 8-6 M-F, 8-5 Saturday, closed Sunday. 231-347-9574. Website.
THE CROW'S NEST - 4601 N State Rd. is open with a limited menu for carry-out. We accept orders Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8pm., open from 5 to 9. Place your order over the phone, 231.526.6011. Call us when you arrive. Wait in your vehicle and we will bring the food out to you.
MIM’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 1825 N. US Highway 31, Petoskey. Taking phone orders, (231) 348-9994. Curbside service in back parking lot. Open Monday - Saturday 11am to 8pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.
NEW! MOOSE JAW JUNCTION is open Dec. 17th from 4-8pm for take-out, then open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-8pm. Now through Christmas, we will discount all gift cards 10%, and all hats, shirts, and sweatshirts will be 10% off. Menu. (231) 539-8528.
NORTHERN LIGHTS RECREATION will continue to offer our full menu via take-out. Food orders will be taken at OR you may call us at 231-347-3100. You may place an order as early as 11 am, with pick-up at noon and until 7:30 pm with pick-up by 8 pm, seven days a week. Curbside service available.
PETOSKEY BREWING - Open 7 days, 12-8 p.m. Offering take-out/curbside pickup food and beer. Order online or by calling 231-753-2057. Take 25% off 4-packs and growler refills with any food order.
POND HILL FARM - To-go food, beer, wine and hard cider may be ordered via phone at 231-526-3276 or by coming into the cafe to order. All goods will be packed to go. You may eat it outside here or bring it home. Our market will also be open daily for shopping. Wreaths, garland, Christmas trees, gift baskets and more, and we do ship online orders as well at From December 17-31 we will be open daily 11am-6pm. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
RODRIGO’S - Take-out and curbside available 4-9pm Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday). (231) 412-6077. Menu on Facebook.
STATE ROAD PROVISIONS - Open during the closure for walk-in ordering, walk-in pickup, curbside pickup we will run the food to your car - seven days a week from 4-9pm. Order by phone at 231-526-7605, or order dinner online anytime you like during the day and pick it up whenever you like after 4pm. During our hours of operation we will have a bonfire pit rolling for you. We can sell you beer, wine or cocktails to go and you can hang out there.
TEDDY GRIFFIN’S ROADHOUSE - You all know the drill by now - use our online ordering or call 231-526-7805 from 4-8PM.
TOSKI SANDS MARKET & Wine Shop is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 to 6 on Sunday. Call 231-347-1571. Website.
NEW! VERNALES - Open for take-out starting December 15th. Full menu available. We are open Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 8pm, and Friday - Saturday 4pm - 9pm. Ordering available online and vy phone, 231-242-4777.

> Restaurant managers, please email with updates.
This restaurant take-out guide was part of our December 17th Harbor Happenings e-newsletter. The rest of that newsletter is included below. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, please email
Chamber sets Virtual Annual Meeting for January 21
The Harbor Springs Chamber’s Annual Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom this year at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021. As that day draws near, we will email invitations with the Zoom link to our members.
This meeting always includes a Chamber status update from our board officers and the installation of new board members and officers. In previous years, the Annual Meeting has also included informal networking and refreshments, but those amenities will have to wait until 2022. Please mark your calendars and join us on January 21st.
Congratulations to culinary scholarship winner!
The Harbor Springs Chamber presented their annual culinary scholarship check to Hailey Greimel (second from right) last week. From left are Chamber Vice Chairman Michael Kernicki, Hailey’s father Matthew Greimel, Hailey, and Chamber Executive Director Bonnie Kulp. Hailey is a Petoskey High School graduate and works as a pastry chef at Julienne Tomatoes. She is finishing her first semester studying Culinary Arts/Baking and Pastry at Northwestern Michigan College. Proceeds from the annual Taste of Harbor Springs event provide funding for the annual culinary scholarships. Congratulations Hailey! We look forward to following your career and future endeavors wherever they may take you.
Santa will reply to North Pole Express Mail
Today, December 17th, is the last day for local youngsters to drop their letters to Santa at the dedicated mailbox located at the Lyric Theatre. Kids, remember to include your name and address so that Santa will know exactly where to send his reply.
Check out all the festive downtown storefronts; We're having fun with Buddy in Window Contest
Downtown Harbor Springs is looking very festive, thanks in part to all the businesses participating in the Chamber's Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Check out these pictures from our DDA's FAcebook page.

This year's chamber Window Contest honors Buddy from the movie “Elf.” It's not (quite) too late to enter your home or business. If you are interested in participating in the contest, please fill out this entry form and email it to the Chamber, The entry deadline has been extended to Noon today, Thursday, December 17.

Winners will be announced Friday. We will award prizes for first, second and third place in five categories: Retail Gifts, Retail Clothing, Restaurants, Service, and Residential.
Now we encourage everyone to get in your cars or take a stroll downtown to see all the wonderful decorations, shop, order take-out and support our local businesses! They need your support now more than ever.
Who's signed up so far:
Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Coldwell Banker Schmidt
Edward Jones-Tim Knapp
Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls
Graham Management
Graham Real Estate
Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre
Harbor Wear
Jennifer Tyler Knitwear
Kelbel Pharmacy
Knox Galleries
The Outfitter of Harbor Springs
Perry Farm Village
Spice Harbor
The Village of Hillside
Walstrom Marine
Jeff Granger
Lizzie Bassett
Jill Hillborn

ADD YOUR NAME to this list - email or call 231-526-7999.

Need more Elf in your life?
The Lyric Theatre has scheduled the movie Elf for the four days before Christmas, December 21-24, pending the end of Covid-19 restrictions. Website.
Emmet County small businesses awarded grants

Venture North Funding & Development is announcing $64,250 in grants to 16 small businesses in Emmet County thanks to financial support from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Venture North’s 10-county Regional Resiliency Program is designed for small businesses with nine or fewer employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Small businesses are a vital part of our community, as employers, as providers of goods and services and in their overall role in our local economy,” said David (DJ) Jones, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “These small businesses give our community its unique character and serve our community in a variety of ways. While we know this funding won’t eliminate the negative impact of the pandemic on their businesses, these grants are intended as a lifeline to help sustain these businesses as they work to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.”

The Regional Resiliency Program was created by Venture North in May 2020 with a $200,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. By the end of the year, over $500,000 in funds contributed from a number of supporters will have been granted to over 170 small businesses in Venture North’s 10-county region of northwest Lower Michigan.

Emmet County businesses receiving Regional Resiliency Program grants from $2,000 to $5,000 include:
  • Between the Covers
  • Center City Gym
  • The Center Salon
  • Ciarra Claire
  • Cochon-Gourmet Market & Coffee House
  • Ernesto’s Cigar Lounge and Bar 
  • Flowers from Sky’s the Limit 
  • Hanni Gallery
  • Harbor Springs Therapy and Wellness 
  • Julienne Tomatoes
  • Know Way Out 
  • Magic by Jania
  • Northern Copy Express 
  • Polish Kitchen
  • Taylor Rental
  • Wendy’s Cleaning Services

Venture North Funding and Development is a 501(c)3 nonprofit certified Community Development Financial Institution that specializes in supporting economic growth and jobs by making capital available to small businesses. Venture North administers the Regional Resiliency Program that provides grants of up to $5,000 to northwest lower Michigan businesses with nine or fewer employees. Donations to the fund can be made online by clicking the “Donate to the Fund” button on their website or by contacting Laura Galbraith at 231-357-6776.
Chamber Alliance gives quarterly update

In an effort to keep our members up to date, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has released a new quarterly publication. The Alliance looks forward to growing this service to meet the needs of our regional business community.
The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance is a coalition of 16 chambers and economic development organizations from all across northern Michigan. The Alliance partnership works from the premise that many legislative issues impact the U.P. and northern Lower Peninsula in similar ways. Our coalition exists to advocate for rural northern Michigan and move forward rural-centric business policy. Focus is given to four policy areas, including rural business development, attracting talent to rural areas, rural and small city housing development, and access to quality child care. The Alliance includes nine Partners, seven Associate Partners, and over 7,000 member businesses from all across northern Michigan.

Chamber office closed, but you can still pick up pre-ordered puzzles

Until further notice, the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce doors will be closed to the public. That said, there will be someone at the Chamber office from Monday-Friday, 10a-2p to answer your questions via phone at 231-526-7999.

HOLIDAY HOURS - The Chamber office will be closed from 12 noon on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24th, until 10 a.m. on Monday, January 4th. Staff will be checking email and phone messages during the days the office is closed. We will not be publishing the Harbor Happenings newsletter on Thursday, Dec. 31.

And for those who have ordered our popular Harbor Springs Puzzles, we encourage you to stop in and pick them up. We also have Safe Harbor face masks ($10) and window clings ($3) available.

If you are not able to visit the Chamber during those hours, please call or email us. We are happy to make any necessary arrangements.

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  • Andy Hayes virtual retirement bash: Networking 3:30, Party at 4 - Register

  • First Community Bank donation helps young mothers - Story

  • Covid-19 Vaccine FAQ’s from state Health Department - PDF

City of Harbor Springs news

City Hall is closed to the public through at least Dec. 18
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in our area and in order to mitigate the spread of the disease, City Hall has been closed to the public for the foreseeable future. City staff will still be in our offices working to serve you. We ask the following:
  • Call or e-mail with any questions, comments or concerns.
  • Drop off payments in one of the City's two outdoor drop-boxes located just outside City Hall.
  • If you absolutely must meet with a City employee, please call ahead of time to schedule a meeting. Masks are required.
  • All City board meetings will be held remotely for the public. There are three ways to participate: by Zoom, YouTube, or telephone. Please see meeting agendas for how to connect and participate.
We understand that this may be an inconvenience for some, but we must do our part to protect our community through these challenging and unusual times. Please be patient with City staff and thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe.

Upcoming city meetings on Youtube:
  • City Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 21
  • Downtown Development Agency (DDA), 8 a.m. Jan. 7
  • Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7
  • Full calendar.

City website has details, calendar and more information.

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Toys for Tots fill the ‘38 at Dave Kring
Dave Kring Chevrolet Cadillac has a classic twist on the Toys for Tots drive this year. We’re driving to fill our 1938 Chevy Pickup displayed on the show floor with new, unopened gifts for children of all ages. The donated gifts will be collected on December 17th by the local Salvation Army and distributed within the community where needed most. Things really light up around the dealership in December with an abundance of gratitude and goodwill. Partnership with Toys for Tots is such a great way to share that spirit with the community. In 2019 we saw a record number of gift donations and we invite our customers and community to help meet our goal this year and fill the ’38. Merry Christmas to all!
Crooked Tree presents: The Nutcracker Reimagined

Looking for a way to keep the magic in the holiday season? Consider supporting the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet in The Nutcracker 2020: Reimagined Up North. Nutcracker 2020 is a full-length performance that you, your friends, and family will be able to view in the safety and comfort of home, anywhere in the world. This performance reimagines the classic Nutcracker story - all set at your favorite Northern Michigan landmarks. Purchase a virtual ticket for just $25 on AnywhereSeat to stream directly to your home devices. So, put a fire in the fireplace, curl up on the couch, and let the snow fall outside while you settle in for an evening with Tchaikovsky and the CTAC School of Ballet.
Theatre hopes to reopen in time for Christmas movies

The Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre this week provided a reopening update:

We have missed our dedicated volunteers and loyal patrons over the last three weeks. We hope to have you enjoying movies at the Lyric soon.

On December 7, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that extended the most recent pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities, including movie theaters.
We plan on reopening the week of December 20 if the pause is lifted. There are three exciting movies opening on Christmas Day - Wonder Woman 1984, News of the World, and Pinocchio all open Friday, Dec. 25. This is subject to change. Check our website for updates.

Also, the Lyric has scheduled the Elf movie for the four days before Christmas, December 21-24, pending the end of Covid-19 restrictions.
Christmas ornaments feature Holy Childhood & St. Francis churches

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is offering Christmas ornaments showing the Holy Childhood of Jesus church in Harbor Springs and Saint Francis Xavier church in Petoskey. The ornaments were produced and generously donated by Lake Art of Harbor Springs. All proceeds go towards helping those most in need in Emmet County. To purchase your ornament contact Sheri at the Holy Childhood parish office, (231) 526-2017. Delivery is available. There is a limited number of ornaments available.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization of women and men that join together to offer person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We cannot do what we do without your support.
College Luncheon Lectures will be virtual in 2021
North Central Michigan College’s popular Luncheon Lecture series will resume in a virtual format on January 15, 2021. A variety of topics will be featured, including an analysis of the 2020 general election, icebreaking on the St. Mary’s River, veterans’ court, redistricting, trash and where it goes, and Beethoven. All programs will be held on Fridays via Zoom. The presentations are free, however pre-registration is required.

January 15 – What Happened? Scott T. LaDeur, Ph.D., professor of political science at North Central Michigan College, will offer a detailed analysis of the November 2020 general election, both nationally and locally. County Clerk Suzanne Kanine, who oversees elections for Emmet County, will talk about the smooth election process that was carried out here.
Scott LaDeur will analyze the 2020 election.
January 22 – Breaking the Ice. Each winter, the U.S. Coast Guard launches Operation Taconite, the nation’s largest ice-breaking operation based in Sault Ste. Marie, to keep portions of the Great Lakes open to commercial shipping traffic as the lakes and St. Mary’s River freeze. Mark Gill leads Operation Taconite, and he will talk about his mission, his strategies, the cutters, and the people who battle the ice.
February 5 – Veterans’ Court.
February 19 – Redistricting the New Way.
March 5 – Talking Trash.
March 19 – Beethoven and the Ode to Joy.

McLaren using new Infusion Therapy for COVID-19
It is hard to imagine less than a year ago COVID-19 had not reached the United States and was just being discovered. Northern Michigan saw its first COVID-19 case in March and since then, medical therapies for hospitalized COVID-19 patients and the first preventative vaccine have been released.
McLaren Northern Michigan has been on the frontline of this pandemic using the latest therapies to treat our hospitalized COVID-19 patients. And now, McLaren Northern Michigan is the first in the region to offer COVID-19 treatments to outpatients using two new antibody infusions, Bamlanivimab and casirivimab + imdevimab. Both infusion therapies are synthesized from naturally occurring antibodies found in patients recovering from COVID-19. The antibodies are not directly taken from human plasma, improving safety and expanding options for those who decline human blood product.

Early research has shown antibody treatments could reduce the chances of hospitalization in high-risk populations by up to 70 percent.

Lamberson joins Citizens National Bank as assistant VP

Cynthia Lamberson has joined Citizens National Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business Banking. In making the announcement President and CEO Matthew Keene said, “Cynthia brings over 10 years of banking experience to CNB and we are excited about her continued contribution to our communities as part of the CNB team.” Cynthia will be based out of the bank’s Petoskey office, with time spent in Cheboygan, concentrating on developing relationships throughout northern Michigan.

Enrolled in Baker College, Cynthia is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration management. She also owns and operates a property management business, managing a portfolio of properties and apartment complexes. Cynthia is a graduate of Leadership Charlevoix County and has been involved in several civic organizations.

Cynthia can be reached at the bank's Petoskey Office. Her direct line is 231-238-2401 and her email is
Cynthia Lamberson
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> Chamber members are invited to post their job openings on our Jobs Page. Log in to post, or email for assistance.

NEW... when you send us your job posting, North Central Michigan College will automatically post it on their jobs board!

> We have jobs listed below from many employers. Check our Jobs Page for new listings.
BOYNE HIGHLANDS has numerous winter season job openings - Details.

MATTRESS CRAFTSMAN - Harbor Springs Mattress Company. Details.

BIRCHWOOD INN - Front desk receptionist. Details.

CARPENTER, Experience preferred - Adelaine Construction, Inc., 8555 Commerce Court Harbor Springs, Experience Preferred. Details.

PINEVIEW COTTAGE Assisted Living and Memory Care is looking to hire full and part-time caregivers - second and third shift. $500 sign-on bonus for full-time, $250 bonus for part-time. Our luxury assisted living/memory care community is looking for caring, compassionate, detail-oriented and dependable caregivers. Position includes assisting our residents with bathing, dressing, grooming, medications, activities and meal service in our fine dining room. Premium wages, and comprehensive benefits, paid time off & paid holidays. Call Dean at 810-516-8928.

PIERSON’S GRILLE & SPIRITS is hiring year-round staff. Looking for positive, high-energy, outgoing, friendly professionals to join our team! Call 231-526-2967 or fill out an application online at

TURKEY'S RESTAURANT is now hiring for all positions. Come in to 250 E. Main Street and pick up an application or call Jeff or Sara at 231-526-6041.

BC PIZZA of Harbor Springs is now hiring delivery drivers. Please call 231-526-2424 or email to inquire. 930 State Street, 231-526-2424.
Thank you, new Chamber members!

These local businesses and organizations have joined the Harbor Springs Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

> Call 231-526-7999 or email us.
Business resources and COVID-19 updates

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and

Covid-19 Resources from the NW Michigan Health Department

Template for a Preparedness and Response Plan for a lower risk business (MS Word)

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