Member Recognition

Buy Nearby Guy poses with Michigan Centennial Retailer plaque in Lokers Shoes store

The Michigan Retailers Association honors Michigan Centennial Retailers—retailers with 100 or more years in business in Michigan. The program recognizes century-old retail businesses for their contributions to the state’s past, present and future. Since 2000, the first year of the program, over 95 businesses have been recognized as Michigan Centennial Retailers.

Use the form to notify MRA of an eligible business. Retailers whose names are submitted will be contacted and asked to provide a brief history and other information about their business.

Historical Michigan Centennial Retailers

A.B. Milkins Co.

Wyandotte and Monroe, MI

Acorn-Gilmore Bros. Inc.

Kalamazoo, MI

Arms Brothers

Milford, MI

Atkins’ Hardware and Furniture Store

Vassar, MI

Baas’ Inc.

Holland, MI

Bahle’s of Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay, MI

Bauer’s Jewelry

Saginaw, MI

Bond Decorating

Iron Mountain, MI

Borr’s Shoes & Accessories

Holland & Grand Haven, MI

Brown’s Pharmacy of Portland, Inc.

Portland, MI

Buckley’s Shoes

Bad Axe, MI

Carlson’s Jewelry & Gifts Inc.

Cadillac, MI

Caruso’s Candy & Soda Shop

Dowagiac, MI

Cascarelli’s of Albion

Albion, MI

Chris Engel Greenhouses

Detroit, MI


Bad Axe, MI

Daniel Orr Sons Hardware

North Branch, MI

Dekker’s Jewelry Store

Zeeland, MI

Detroit Store Fixture Co.

Detroit, MI

DeVries Jewelry

Grand Rapids, MI

Dickinson True Value Hardware

Fennville, MI

Dittrich Furs

Detroit, MI

Donckers Candies & Gifts

Marquette, MI

Doud’s Market

Mackinac Island, MI

DuPuis et Fils Jewelers

Jackson, MI

Ed Rehmann & Sons

Chesaning, MI

F.O. Barden Lumber

Boyne City, MI

Fairbairn & Sons

Alanson, MI

Feige’s Interiors

Saginaw, MI

Frankenmuth News

Frankenmuth, MI

Frankenmuth Woolen Mill

Frankenmuth, MI

Fris Office Outfitters, Inc./ Fris Hallmark Shops

Holland, MI

Fritz’s Family Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

Richville, MI

G. B. Russo & Son International Grocery

Grand Rapids, MI

Getz Department Store

Marquette, MI

Gilbert Chocolates

Jackson, MI

Golden Shoes, Inc.

Traverse City, MI

Graafschap Hardware

Holland, MI

Hale’s Department Store

South Haven, MI

Haug’s Jewelry & Collectibles

Houghton, MI

Heide’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc.

Plymouth, MI

Henry the Hatter, Inc.

Detroit, MI

Herman’s Boy, Inc.

Rockford, MI

Herter Music Center

Bay City, MI

Hickey’s Walton Pierce

Grosse Pointe, MI

Hill’s Sunnyside Florist Inc.

Owosso, MI

Hoekstra’s True Value Hardware

Kalamazoo, MI

Homer Monumental Works

Homer, MI

Ina Store, Inc.

Tustin, MI

Jesperson’s Restaurant and Pie Shoppe

Petoskey, MI

Johnson’s Studio & Camera

Cheboygan, MI

Keep & Martinson, Inc.

Tekonsha, MI

Klingman Furniture Co.

Grand Rapids, MI

Kmart Corporation

Troy, MI


Lansing, MI

Krzyske Brothers Company, Inc.

Waltz, MI

LaLonde Shoes

Alpena, MI

Linn & Owen Jewelers

Lansing, MI

Lokers Shoes

Holland, MI

Lokker Rutgers

Holland, MI

Lovewell’s Corner Store

Lupton, MI

Lynch Sales Company

Grand Rapids, MI

Mapes Furniture Company

Sunfield, MI

Marshall’s Fudge

Mackinaw City, MI

Martin’s Shoe House, Inc.

Monroe, MI

Masters Shoes

Alpena, MI

McKee Monument & Mercantile

Marshall, MI

Mieras Family Shoes

Grand Rapids, MI

Mitchell’s Dept. Store

Leslie, MI

Moore & Carter Lumber Co.

Sandusky, MI

Mosher’s Jewelers, Inc.

Port Huron, MI

Murdick’s Famous Fudge

Mackinaw City, MI

Newberry News

Newberry, MI

Norman Corporation

Bay City, MI

Pomeroy Funeral Home, Inc.

Croswell, MI

Powers Clothing

Jonesville, MI

Raymond Hardware

Port Sanilac, MI

Reusch Jewelers

Cheboygan, MI

Rogers Jewelry

Cheboygan, MI

Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Frankenmuth, MI

Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub

Marshall, MI

Sempliner’s Bridal Salon

Bay City, MI

Sieb Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Monroe, MI

Siegel Jewelers, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MI

Smith Floral and Greenhouse

Lansing, MI

Star of the West Milling Co.

Frankenmuth, MI

Storrer’s Clothing

Owosso, MI

The Sweet Tooth of Rockford

Rockford, MI

The Yale Expositor

Yale, MI

V & A Bootery

Portage and Kalamazoo, MI

Van Poppelen Bros. Inc.

Bay City, MI

Votruba Leather Goods Co.

Traverse City, MI

W.B. Hayden & Sons Inc.

Cassopolis, MI

Walker Furniture, Inc.

St. Ignace, MI

Weber’s Floral & Gift

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

West Branch Flour Mill

West Branch, MI

Westbrook True Value Hardware

Croswell, MI

Westlund’s Apple Market

Lansing, MI

Weston’s Kewpee Sandwich Shop

Lansing, MI

Willi’s Sausage Company, Inc.

Frankenmuth, MI