Downtown Cheboygan
Development & Retail Opportunities

Retail Space — The following list represents available retail and office properties as of 1/22/2021. 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

215 North Main Street

215 North Main Street

Sale or Lease: Sale
Floor Area:  SqFt Total: 6,252

Retail Space with remodeled upstairs apartment.

Contact Info:

EXIT Realty Premier

Cam Cavette, (231) 420-2118

1160 E State St. Ste B

Cheboygan, MI 49721

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520 North Main Street

520 North Main Street

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 North Main Street

404 North Main Street

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

Contact Info:
(248) 789-4988

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218 Water Street

218 Water Street

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

Contact Info:

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308 North Main Street

308 North Main Street

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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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.