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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Address: 1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
Phone Number: 231-941-1900
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Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries,...

Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries, and more...lots to look at, including tons of trails to walk, bike, ski, etc.

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Vacation Dinner

Our 2nd visit to Traverse City and to ths resturant as well. High end dinning with very unique menu items! Nice wine and craft cocktail options. Very attentive waitstaff! Hallways... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Grady H
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 2nd visit to Traverse City and to ths resturant as well. High end dinning with very unique menu items! Nice wine and craft cocktail options. Very attentive waitstaff! Hallways and rooms are remeniciant of mental hospital. Food and service were extraordinary!

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Detroit, MI
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! What a fascinating tour, had no idea of the history of the buildings and what their work was with the patients. Tour guide Joe was outstanding and incredibly informative. Very worthwhile and eye opening regarding our mental health system then and now. Tour is two hours, $25.00 a piece and tickets are reserved on line. If you don't like... More 

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Thank maurbol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply put - great architecture, lovely renovation, cool historical notes, great food and shopping, lots of open spaces, and a vibrant residential community just outside of bustling Traverse City, Michigan. Stellas and Pepe Nero are excellent fine dining establishments while various art galleries provide an insight into the local cultural scene. Check out the "outbuildings" that house Pleasonton Bakery or... More 

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Thank Gary P
Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great shopping experience for unique items. The Village is a beautiful example of European architecture. There is a market in the halls every Saturday where the local farmers sell their one of a kind items. I love the furrier there who offers creative ways to revitalize a fur coat from the past! LOVE this place!!

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Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a fun place full of great stores, food and wine! We enjoyed the wine and cider at Left Food Charlies!

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Nevada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

NO MAP showing where buildings/stores are located. Just little arrow signs that point in a general direction. I was driving around for a good 15-20 minutes, going in and out of the cul-de-sacs, getting more and more frustrated by the minute. Love the repurpose/renovations. Must not have had any money left over for largers directional signage.

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The idea of this place is fantastic. The reuse of a huge place that would have either stood empty or been demolished is great and worth a quick look. But there are zero stores to interest kids or even teens. Very heavy in boutique and gift shops. The restaurants may have been good but didn't try those.

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Thank Sara V
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We could have spent half a day walking around the Mercado. We stopped at a bakery and then headed to get coffee. The first place we went to we decided to leave after getting a rather cold welcome. The lunch we picked up along with a Chai Latte hit the spot. We ordered a Gouda Cheese sandwich that had caramelized... More 

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Thank AR1350
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous renovation and use of a former mental asylum, beautiful grounds, shops, and restaurants. What a wonderful use for this building.

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Thank Evelyn K
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting redevelopment of a mental hospital. Shops are unique but there is not a lot of them. Worth a trip and a couple hours.

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