ARE YOU LOOKING to get a piece of the action in the up-and-coming tourist hot spot of Munising?
Here’s your opportunity.
The Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore has just gone up for sale. Nancy and Jeff Dwyer have owned it for 15 years but, in their words, “It’s time to consider alternatives for insuring the sustainability of the business and its impact on the community…”
They’re in no hurry to sell, they say in an online pitch to potential buyers.
Gross sales at the Falling Rock, they say, have increased every year since 2010. It’s been a local favorite for coffee, sandwiches and ice cream, and it’s ideally located for tourists, just up the block from the harbor where the Pictured Rocks Cruises shove off.
It’s also been referred to as “Munising’s living room” because of the many civic, artistic and musical events it hosts.
The sale offering comes at a time when other businesses, including restaurants, are moving in, expanding and renovating. That means more competition, but also more potential customers because of the increasing influx of tourists.
WHAT CAN YOU say about “Bug,” the drama now playing at the Ore Dock Brewing Company?
It’s riveting. Enthralling. Gut-wrenching. Even funny at times.
It comes to us from the local Wolfshead Theater Company, a subsidiary of the UP Shakespeare Festival.
The play, written more than 20 years ago by Tracy Letts, explores the themes of loneliness, love, connecting with your fellow human beings, paranoia, and ultimately, the descent into insanity.
Six actors. They spend the entire 90 minutes in a tiny motel room but it never feels claustrophobic, and the time whizzes by.
That’s thanks to the skill of the actors who, without exception, are believable and command your attention. Director Jamie Weeder has combined with them to pull off some magic at the Ore Dock.
Live theater in Marquette. We are very lucky.
Sadly, for those who may have missed it, there’s only one performance of “Bug” remaining: This Sunday, August 5th, 7:30 pm.
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