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“Has the potential to be a really awesome place”

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The shops that were located in the old asylum are very cool... a little pricey and scare, though. If more shops are opened, this could become a great place to shop and eat.

Thank cbmae1965
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"trattoria stella"
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"farmers market"
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"cheesecake"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"unique shops"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Traverse City did a great job of using beautiful buildings that already existed and making them into a unique and interesting shopping experience. It's interesting to walk through and window shop even when most of the stores are closed and the restaurants are the only places open.

Thank melovecows
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

What a creative use of a wonderful historic area. When this area is fully developed it will be a gem. Right now some of the buildings are still falling apart, which gives it a very creepy feel. But the shops that are there are interesting. I was prompted to buy a book that talks about the history of the asylum.

1  Thank Roz C
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

this is an extraordinary place you need to visit when you go to Traverse City. It's out of town a couple of miles and it used to be a state hospital. now many of the buildings have been restored and turned into great restaurants, shops and businesses such as bakery, wine bar, pottery, hair salon/spa, technical businesses, etc etc. there are several levels to explore and unique shopping to be had by all. a great place for picture taking as well. If only the walls could talk!!

1  Thank galstowell
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just had coffee there, hiked there, and attended a concert there, helped a lady find her rented condo, and attended a Monday farmer's market. This is one of my go-to places for company. Having worked many years ago in two of the older buildings makes me appreciate those who are saving these beautiful structures.

1  Thank Gloria H
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