Shining the Spotlight: Munising

aerial view of downtown Munising

Whether you are coming from the east or the west, driving into Munising offers beautiful sights. From one direction: the roadside Alger Falls, and from the other, a picturesque view of Lake Superior’s Grand Island – and that’s before you get to the adorable shops and restaurants downtown.

MRA members dot the community – including two hardware stores and Das Gift Haus. 

Denman’s Hardware, located on East Superior Street, has been proudly serving Munising do-it-yourselfers since 1945. Now a third-generation, locally-owned hardware store, Denman’s recently underwent an extensive remodel of the store’s interior. With a refreshed salesfloor, Denman’s reopened to much excitement and is once again serving customers. 

Located on the corner of Elm Avenue and West Superior Street, Madigan’s Hardware, located on the corner of Elm Avenue and West Superior Street, is family-owned and operated and has been in the same building for more than 100 years. 

Das Gift Haus is a local, family-run gift shop offering a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, and novelty items. Founded in 1971, the business has three locations throughout the Upper Peninsula, one in Sault Ste. Marie, another in St. Ignace, and a third in Munising. Currently, Das Gift Haus is headed by General Manager Raymond Bell, who is the third generation in his family to run the gift shop. He is proud to carry on the family business by offering tourists and local shoppers a great selection of souvenirs, gifts, novelty items, and more.

Each of these businesses is proudly locally-owned, maintaining strong family connections that contribute to their thriving presence in the community.