The Up North Lodge #1109556, Michigan
Property Types: Commercial
Outstanding restaurant business opportunity in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Up North Lodge is a destination restaurant/tavern that serves the greater Marquette area. The business is thriving with many areas to expand operations. It is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Built in 2006, the elegant Strongwood log construction provides a warm, woodsy dining experience. The attention to detail and pride of ownership are the first things you will notice, from the handmade, custom bar that has 48 local woods inlayed in it's top, to the sound-dampening baffles that tastefully suspend from the pine beams. Everything in this place is "neat as a pin." All equipment in the kitchen and bar is in great shape and fine working order. Please see associated documents for equipment list. The mechanicals are sound and well maintained. The dining room and bar have views of the towering White and Red Pines that invite many Whitetail Deer throughout the day and evening. The Up North Lodge has excellent food and drink provided by a dedicated staff and hard working owners. Over 5,000 sq ft of indoor service area provides seating for over 180. Situated on over 5 acres, there is plenty of room for expansion. The outdoor bar (with Liquor License) and patio are home to many speial events and provide space for hundreds of more patrons. This property is at the trailhead of Snowmobile/ATV Trail 33 and is a favorite stop for lunch and dinner for many recreational trail riders. This area has over 40 inland lakes within a 15 mile radius and Lake Superior is less than a 1/2 an hour away. Anytime, you can see a happy mix of locals and lake house vacationers enjoying what this establishment has to offer. Only 19 miles north is the city of Marquette, home of Northern Michigan University, and Marquette General Hospital. It is known as the "Capitol of the UP". Marquette has recently been written up in several national publications as a top destination to visit, and more importantly, live. It is a pleasant country drive away. This business, made up of it's owners, staff and beautiful setting, is a leader in the community serving many charitable functions. Coupled with other local businesses in the Marquette and Gwinn areas - the 14 Tuesday "Biker nights" alone serve The Beacon House, UPAWS, Warrior Relief Fund, Special Olympics, and Honor Flight charities just to name a few. Good business practices and goodwill are the cornerstones of the Up North Lodge. This listing, with growing sales, excellent staff, log structure, and real estate setting, is priced to sell. Come see what makes this opportunity, and area, so special. Financials available with confidentiality agreement. The central, northern UP is about 6.5 hours from Chicago, and 5 hours from Milwaukee and Madison. It is about a 7 hour drive from Detroit and the Twin Cities.. The area is served by Sawyer international Airport that is only 10 minutes away. Delta and American Airlines provide daily service. Marquette boasts some the most expansive and wilderness integrated mountain biking trails in the country. Other local summer activities include hiking the various trails, exploring the numerous waterfalls, and both inland and big lake fishing. Excellent fly fishing in the area as well. You can sail on Lake Superior, or explore the many islands by boat or jet ski. Marquette has many summer music and art festivals along the breezy shores of Lake Superior. In the winter, 20 minutes away is Mount Marquette, the local ski hill that gets lots of lake effect snow. This area has snow when many of the areas of the country do not. There are endless snowmobile and x-country ski trails as well.