Michigan’s Oldest Business is a 187-Year-Old Tavern
The oldest business in Michigan is a Tavern. Are you surprised?
If there is one thing that Michiganders can agree on is that there is no shortage of delicious craft beer. So it shouldn't surprise you at all that the oldest business in Michigan is a tavern that was founded in 1835. That makes it the oldest business in the state still operating in its original building, as recognized by the State of Michigan.
Which tavern is it and where? The oldest business in Michigan is the Old Tavern Inn which is located in Niles, Michigan. To experience the oldest business in Michigan for yourself, just open up your navigation app and enter 61088 Indian Lake Road, Niles, Michigan, 49210. The Old Tavern Inn is located in southwest Michigan, not too far north of the Michigan and Indiana border.
The Old Tavern Inn is open six days per week. Stop by and enjoy Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11:30 am until 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 am until 11 pm, Sundays from noon until 10 pm, and closed Mondays.
Looking at the reviews, the food at Old Tavern Inn is amazing. Their specialty sandwiches include burgers, chili dogs, hot ham on french bread, and more. Several of the reviews specifically mention that you must try the fried chicken and the ham sandwich. The Old Tavern Inn offers indoor seating, outdoor seating, and in-store pickup.
I definitely have to plan a trip to Niles to experience Michigan's oldest business. After reading all about it, I am now super hungry. A cold beer and one of those hot ham sandwiches sound amazing right now.
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