Lifestyle

Cheers to the GREATEST OF GREAT LAKES BAY 2020

A toast to the greatest businesses in the Great Lakes Bay Region – As voted on by readers.

 

RESTAURANTS

Asian Food

Pasong’s Café’ (Saginaw)

Blossom’s Asian Bistro (Bay City)

 

Barbecue

Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus

(Frankenmuth)

Molasses (Midland)

 

Breakfast Joint

Tony’s (State Street, Saginaw)

Uptown Grill (Bay City)

 

Burger

Farmer’s Home Tavern (Hemlock)

American Kitchen (Bay City)

 

Family Dining

Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth)

Latitude 43 Grill and Bar (Bay City)

 

Fine Dining

Gratzi (Midland)

Real Seafood Co. (Bay City)

 

Indian Food

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine (Midland)

Shahi Indian Cuisine (Saginaw)

 

Italian Food

Brooklyn Boyz Pizzeria/Italian Eatery (Bay City)

Gulino’s Pizza & Sons (Bay City)

 

Mediterranean Food

Zitoon Mediterranean Cuisine (Midland)

Falafel Hut (Saginaw)

 

Mexican Food

Coco Loco (Saginaw/Bay City)

Los Palominos (Mount Pleasant)

 

New Restaurant

Beaver’s Pub (Bay City)

MI Table (Bay City)

 

Best Patio

Prost! Wine Bar and Charcuterie (Frankenmuth)

Real Seafood (Bay City)

 

Pizza Place

Gulino’s Pizza & Sons (Bay City)

G’s Pizzeria (Saginaw/Bay City)

 

Place for Lunch

Uptown Grill (Bay City)

Fralia’s (Saginaw)

 

Sports Bar

Big E’s Sports Grill (Midland)

Coty’s Landing (Saginaw)

2nd Street Sports Pub (Freeland)

 

Steaks

O’s Pub & Grill (Auburn)

Camille’s Prime (Mount Pleasant)

 

Sushi

Midori (Mount Pleasant)

Maru (Midland)

 

Unique Menu

Maple Grille (Hemlock)

MI Table (Bay City)

 

Wine List

Whine (Midland)

Vno’s (Bay City)

 

Wings

Sporty’s (Saginaw)

That Guy’s BBQ (Bay City)

 

Bar Food

O’s Pub and Grill (Auburn)

The Boulevard (Midland)

 

Beer Menu

Governor’s Quarters (Bay City)

The Michigan Taproom at Stardust (Saginaw)

 

Brewery

Tri-City Brewing (Bay City)

Midland Brewing Co. (Midland)

 

Craft Beers

Tri-City Brewing (Bay City)

WhichCraft (Midland)

 

Dance Bar

Wayside Central (Mount Pleasant)

The Stables (Bay City)

 

Happy Hour

Harvey’s Grill and Bar (Saginaw)

Grand Central (Saginaw)

 

Hole In The Wall

Scottish Inn (Saginaw)

Log Cabin Bar and Grill (Freeland)

 

SWEETS, BITES AND EATS

 

Bagels

Populace Coffee (Bay City)

Café Zinc (Midland)

 

Bakery

Mary’s Creative Cakery (Saginaw)

Hamilton Home Bakery (Saginaw)

 

Bulk Food

Beyond Measure Bulk Foods (Midland)

 

Candy Store

Frankenmuth Fudge (Frankenmuth)

St. Laurent Brothers (Bay City)

 

Cheese Shop

William’s Cheese (Pinconning)

Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (Frankenmuth) Artigiano Artisan Cheese Shoppe (Bay City)

 

Coffee Shop

Populace Coffee (Bay City)

Live Oak Coffeehouse (Midland/Bay City)

 

Doughnuts

Cops & Doughnuts (Bay City/Clare/Mount Pleasant)

Hamilton Home Bakery (Saginaw)

 

Deli

Intermission Deli (Saginaw/Bay City)

Max & Emily’s Eatery (Mount Pleasant)

 

Ice Cream Shop

Mooney’s Ice Cream and Cakes (Saginaw)

Great Lakes Ice Cream Co. (Midland/Saginaw)

 

Pies

Riverside Family Restaurant (Freeland)

Grand Traverse Pie Co. (Midland)

 

Wedding Cakes

Sugar High Bakery (Frankenmuth)

Mary’s Creative Cakery (Saginaw)

 

HOME & GARDEN

 

Builder

Cobblestone Homes (Saginaw)

Francis Builders (Midland)

 

Designer

Kuhn Young Design Group (Bay City)

Karen Ostergan – Designs by Karen (Midland)

 

Flooring Store

O’Connors Carpet One (Saginaw)

Supreme Floor Covering (Midland/Bay City)

 

Furniture Store

Art Sample Home (Saginaw)

Prime Brothers Furniture (Bay City)

 

Home Décor Store

Darcy’s Furniture and Home Décor (Saginaw)

Rebel Magnolia (Saginaw)

 

Landscapers

Bell Landscaping (Saginaw)

Bay Landscaping (Essexville)

 

Lawn and Garden Store

Begick Nursery & Garden Center (Bay City)

Abele Greenhouse & Garden Center (Saginaw)

 

Lawn Furniture and Outdoor Décor

Maple Hill Nursery & Garden (Midland)

Macksood’s (Saginaw)

 

Lawn Service

Garpiel Landscaping (Saginaw)

Weiss Property Management (Bay City)

 

Nursery/Greenhouse

Boehler’s Greenhouse (Saginaw)

Abele Greenhouses & Garden Center (Saginaw)

 

Roofer

Francis Builders (Midland)

Vondette Roofing (Saginaw)

 

SHOPPING

 

Bead Shop

Purple Sage Beads, Jewelry and Glass Art (Saginaw)

Bead Haven (Frankenmuth)

 

Boutique

Rebel Magnolia (Saginaw)

Panache Boutique (Bay City)

 

Bras and Lingerie

Corset Shop Intimates (Saginaw)

Lex & Co. (Bay City)

 

Bridal Shop

Infinity Bridal (Bay City)

Lola’s Bridal Boutique (Saginaw)

 

Children’s Clothing

Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique (Bay City)

Annie & Oliver’s (Midland)

 

Consignment Store

Once Upon a Child (Saginaw)

Style Encore (Saginaw)

 

Grocery Store

Jack’s Fruit & Meat Market (Midland/Saginaw/Bay City/Essexville)

Pat’s Food Center (Freeland)

 

Jewelry Store

Herman Hiss & Co. (Bay City)

Magma Gems (Saginaw)

 

Menswear

Edward’s Men’s Shop (Saginaw)

 

Party Store

Ideal Party Store (Bay City)

Eastman Party Store (Midland)

 

Prom Shop

Viper Apparel (Bridgeport)

 

Shoe Store

Runner Athletic Co. (Midland/Bay City/Saginaw/Mount Pleasant)

Urban East (Bay City)

 

Thrift Store

Bethesda Thrift Shop (Saginaw)

Cat’s Meow (Essexville)

 

Womenswear

Rebel Magnolia (Saginaw)

Ferne Boutique (Bay City)

 

SERVICES

 

Accounting

Rehmann Group (Saginaw)

Yeo & Yeo CPA and Business Consultants (Saginaw/Midland)

 

Law Firm

Garske Hewitt PLC (Bay City)

Gower Law PLC (Bay City)

Triton Legal (Bay City)

 

Auto Repair

All A’s Automotive & Transmission Repair (Midland)

Best Automotive Repair (Saginaw)

 

Bank

Chemical Bank (Bay City/Clare/Midland/Saginaw)

Independent Bank (Bay City/Saginaw)

 

Cleaning Service

Vanessa Professional Cleaning (Midland)

American Maintenance & Cleaning Services (Saginaw)

 

Cosmetic/Spa

Tondue Medical Spa (Bay City)

Ana Luis Salon & Day Spa (Saginaw)

 

Credit Union

Wildfire Credit Union (Saginaw)

Jolt Credit Union (Saginaw, Bay City)

 

Dog Groomer

Sudzy Puppy (Kawkawlin)

Barking Club (Bay City)

 

Doggy Day Care

Woodland Pet Resort (Saginaw)

Kaybee’s K9 Training and Spa (Bay City)

 

Dry Cleaner/Tailor

Clayton Cleaners (Bay City)

State Street Dry Cleaners (Saginaw)

 

Facialist

Denise Zolinski/Tondue Medical Spa (Bay City)

Sydney Marcum/Ana Luis Day Spa (Saginaw)

 

Florist

Austin’s Florist & Gifts (Freeland)

Hannah’s Flowers (Midland)

 

Hair Salon

Adore Hair and Nail Studio (Saginaw)

Shapers Aveda Lifestyle Salon (Saginaw)

 

HVAC

Wild’s Plumbing, Heating and Air (Midland)

McCoy Heating and Cooling (Bay City)

 

Massage

Preferred Chiropractic (Saginaw)

Serenity Day Spa (Frankenmuth)

 

Nail Salon

Adore Hair and Nail Studio (Saginaw)

Attractions Hair and Nail Salon (Bay City)

 

Photography Studio

Britt Wegner Photography (Saginaw/Auburn)

An Amy Jo Photo (Freeland)

 

Plumbing

Remer Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning (Saginaw)

Wesolock Plumbing (Saginaw)

 

Real Estate Agency

Century 21 Signature Realty (Saginaw/Bay City/Midland/Frankenmuth)

Modern Realty (Midland)

 

Tattoo Shop

Electric Chair Tattoo (Clio)

Old Town Tattoo (Saginaw)

 

Tire Store

Auto House (Linwood)

Totten Tire Center (Saginaw/Birch Run)

 

Travel Agency

Bay City Travel (Bay City)

 

Veterinarian

Gratiot Animal Hospital (Saginaw)

Bay Animal Hospital (Essexville)

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

 

Bike Store

Ray’s Bike Shop (Midland/Bay City/Clare)

Bicycle Village (Saginaw)

 

Chiropractor

Preferred Chiropractic (Saginaw)

Collier Chiropractic (Bay City)

 

Dance Studio

Extreme Dance Arts (Saginaw)

Miss Lore’s School of Performing Arts (Bay City)

 

Dentist

Joseph Zolinski DDS (Saginaw)

Dr. Chelsea Mason (Bay City)

 

Doctor

Dr. Russell Struble (Bay City)

Dr. Rajesh Dandamudi (Bay City)

 

Gym

Sarah Fechter Fitness (Saginaw)

Old Town Gym (Bay City)

 

Health Food

Discount Health Foods (Saginaw/Bay City)

The Health Hut (Midland)

 

Orthodontist

Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics (Midland)

Copus Orthodontics (Bay City)

 

Personal Trainer

Sarah Fechter/Sarah Fechter Fitness (Saginaw)

Rwaida Bates/Pure-NRGY Fitness (Saginaw)

 

Pharmacy

Country Drugs (Bay City)

Anderson Pharmacy (Bay City)

 

Physical Therapist

Renue Physical Therapy (Bay City/ Bridgeport/Midland/Saginaw/Freeland)

Auburn PT (Auburn/Bay City/Essexville)

 

Skin Care

Tondue Medical Spa (Bay City)

Glo Skin Spa (Midland)

 

Yoga Studio

Great Lakes Yoga (Saginaw)

Yoga by Kathryn (Saginaw)

 

MUSIC

 

Instrument Store

Herter Music Center (Bay City)

Phat Cat Guitars (Saginaw)

 

Music Lessons

UpBeat Music Academy (Midland)

Herter Music Center (Bay City)

 

Record Store

Audiogazing (Saginaw)

Electric Kitsch (Bay City)

 

Stereo Shop

Listening Room (Saginaw)

Audiogazing (Saginaw)

 

OUTDOORS AND ON THE TOWN

 

Banquet Hall

Horizon Conference Center (Saginaw)

Bavarian Inn Lodge (Frankenmuth)

 

Concert Venue

Dow Event Center (Saginaw)

Soaring Eagle Casino (Mount Pleasant)

 

Festival

Greek Festival (Saginaw)

Bay City Fireworks

 

Gallery

Studio 23/The Arts Center (Bay City)

Golden Gallery (Bay City)

 

Movie Theater

GDX (Saginaw)

Emagine (Birch Run)

 

Museum

Saginaw Art Museum (Saginaw)

Michigan Heroes Museum (Frankenmuth)

 

Park or Trail

Bay City State Park

Chippewa Nature Center (Midland)

 

Performing Arts Center

Midland Center for the Arts (Midland)

Bay City Players (Bay City)

 

Place for a Date

Prost! Wine Bar and Charcuterie (Frankenmuth)

Stardust Bowling Alley (Saginaw)

 

Place to Bike

Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail (Bay City)

Midland City Forest

 

Place to Fish

Saginaw Bay

Tittabawassee River

 

Place to Golf

Apple Mountain (Freeland)

Maple Leaf Golf Course (Linwood)

 

Wedding Venue

Apple Mountain (Freeland)

Horizon Conference Center (Saginaw)

 

WHEELS

 

Auto Detailing

DJ’s Detailing (Saginaw)

Rick’s Auto Spa (Bay City)

 

Auto Repair

Hampton Auto (Bay City)

George’s Auto Repair (Bay City)

Limo Service

Complete Limo (Saginaw)

 

New Car Dealer

Garber Automotive Group (Midland/

Saginaw/ Linwood)

Serra Saginaw Automotive

 

RV Dealer

TriCity RV (Bay City)

Donley RV Center (Kawkawlin)

 

Used Car Dealer

Burt Watson (Freeland)

Krapohl Ford Lincoln (Mount Pleasant)

 

PEOPLE AND PERSONALITIES

 

Attorney

Aaron Rodenbo/Garske Hewitt PLC

Jason Gower/Gower Law

Brian Jean/Triton Legal

 

Band

Jedi Mind Trip

Donald Benjamin Band

 

Bartender

Brandon Arnett at Old City Hall

 

Car Salesperson

Pedro Moncada (Serra Automotive Saginaw)

 

Club DJ

DJ Casey Rusch

 

Financial Advisor

Matthew Starke/Great Lakes Retirement Solutions (Saginaw)

 

Fix-it Guy/Gal

Ernie Krygier Appliance (Saginaw)

 

Insurance Agent

Kimberly Mertz/Preferred First (Freeland)

Shannon Childs/Shannon Childs Agency (Bay City)

 

Life Coach

Rwaida Bates

Sarah Fechter

 

Plumber

John Groya Plumbing and Heating (Bay City)

Wild’s Plumbing, Heating and Air (Midland)

 

Radio Morning Show

Z93 The Morning After

WIOG Nate and April in the Morning

 

Radio Personality

Matt and Adam/Z93

Art Lewis/ WSGW

 

Restaurateur

Dave Dittenber/Downtown Restaurant Investments (Bay City/Midland)

Amy Zehnder-Grossi/Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth)

 

Singer

Donald Benjamin

 

Stylist

Jill Wright/J & Co. (Saginaw)

Megan Phillips Hair Artistry (Bay City)

 

TV Meteorologist

J.R. Kirtek/ABC 12 News

Chris Easlick /WNEM

 

TV News Anchor

David Custer/WNEM

Christine Winter/ABC 12 News

 

TV Sports Gal/Guy

Jason Fielder/WNEM

Scot Johnson/WNEM

 

Tattoo Artist

Sydney Mulvaney/Phelon’s Ink (Saginaw)

Jayson Clayton/Old Town Tattoo (Saginaw)

 

Teacher

Rwaida Bates/Saginaw Public Schools

Sarah Shomaker/Bangor West Elementary School

 

 

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