Downtown Cheboygan
Development & Retail Opportunities

Retail Space — The following list represents available retail and office properties as of 4/28/2021. For an up-to-date list, or to learn more about retailing in downtown Cheboygan, please contact Katie Duczkowski, Main Street DDA Interim Director, at 231-627-9931. or email

520 N Main St

520 N Main St

Sale or Lease: Lease
Floor Area: Several offices are available, from 360 sq ft – 1600 sq ft.
Currently an office building

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rental Options Available

Contact Info:
Fred Kindell
(231) 627-4873

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404 N Main St

404 N Main St

Sale or Lease: Lease
Floor Area: 1,454 sq. ft

Contact Info:
(248) 789-4988

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220 Water St

220 Water St

Sale or Lease: Lease
Floor Area: 1800 sq ft. 6 Offices

Contact Info:

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308 N Main St

308 N Main St

Sale or Lease: Sale
Floor Area: THE HISTORIC CHEBOYGAN DAILY TRIBUNE IS FOR SALE. This historic landmark has been around Downtown Cheboygan for long time. This building offers a lot of flexibility with open office space, separate offices, a breakroom, large open space where the newspaper printing press was, all sorts of spare rooms, including a warehouse on the back portion with a loading dock. Parking along side the building included in the second parcel.

Office Sqft: 300     Warehouse Sqft: 720

Total Sqft: 7050

Contact Info:
EXIT Realty Premier

Roger Kopernik

1160 E State Ste B
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Office Phone – (231) 420-3805

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325 N Main St

325 N Main St

Sale or Lease: Sale
Floor Area: 2522 sq ft

Contact Info:
(231)420-3805 EXIT Realty Premier

STEP INN RESTAURANT FOR SALE IN CHEBOYGAN. Now is the time to buy with things happening in Cheboygan and Northern Michigan. This restaurant has a prime location right off Main Street and has been active in the community since 1943 with the new owners serving up quality food with a smile for 16 years. We can seat 70 people easily with plenty of room to add more seating. The price includes all of the equipment and fixtures in the kitchen area along with tables, chairs, and accessories. We have loyal clientele with an opportunity to expand it to even more. We also own some parking out back

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Downtown Cheboygan is currently made up of:

  • 13% – Restaurants/Entertainment
  • 34% – Retail Shops
  • 53% – Service Businesses/Offices/Professional

Residents have expressed a strong desire for the following types of Downtown Businesses:

Prepared Food

  • Bakeries
  • Bistros
  • Candy/Yogurt Shops
  • Delicatessens
  • Ethnic Foods – Chinese, French, Italian, Mexican
  • Fine Dining Restaurants
  • Pubs/Taverns
  • Sandwich Shops

Food For Home

  • Convenience Grocery
  • Health Foods
  • Meat/Fish/Green Market


  • Entertainment in Restaurants – piano player, guitarist, dancing, etc.
  • Live Theater

Specialty Retail

  • Antiques
  • Appliances
  • Art Galleries, Framing & Supplies
  • Bath, Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Bike Shop
  • Books
  • Casual Apparel & Accessories
  • Children’s Apparel
  • Computers & Software
  • Florist
  • Gifts, Stationery & Cards
  • Small Hardware
  • Home Decorating Products & Design Services
  • Marine Supplies
  • Men’s Apparel
  • Music (Recorded or Sheet)
  • Newsstand
  • Office & School Supplies
  • Radio, TV & Electronics
  • Sewing, Quilting & Craft Supplies
  • Shoes (Dress & Casual)
  • Small Variety Stores
  • Sporting Goods
  • Toys & Games
  • Traditional & Costume Jewelry
  • Wall Coverings & Paint
  • Women’s Casual Apparel & Accessories

Downtown Cheboygan’s primary retail trade area has been identified as Cheboygan County, Michigan and can be characterized as follows:

  • The Primary Trade Area has an estimated population of 27,716 – with an estimated 11,500 households. (Source: ESRI estimate)
  • The Primary Trade Area Population is projected to increase to 30,010 by 2008 – with households growing to an estimated 12,863 by 2008. (Source: ESRI estimate)
  • The Average Household size is 2.38 persons. (Source: ESRI estimate)
  • The Total Combined Income of households within the Primary Trade Area is approximately $546,000,000 per year. (Source: ESRI estimate)
  • The Average Household Income for those in the Primary Trade Area is approximately $47,489. (Source: ESRI estimate)

Downtown Cheboygan offers:

  • Specialty retail businesses and eateries
  • Opera House and first run movie theater
  • Location on the Cheboygan River, which is part of the 39-mile Inland Waterway
  • Public and private marinas
  • Strong lender and investor confidence
  • Convenient parking
  • Attractive area – including a recent streetscape
  • Safe environment

84% of Cheboygan residents visit Downtown Cheboygan between 1 and 7 times a week!

To request a Business Recruitment packet, please email Katie Duczkowski, Main Street Downtown Development Authority Interim Director.