Petoskey Holiday Open House Brings Boost to Downtown Businesses

The Petoskey Holiday Open House brings a lot of business to the downtown area.

Local businesses say it’s a great time to enjoy the downtown community and to get people downtown to see the stores, maybe even for the first time.

Stores say often people are keeping their eye out for Christmas gifts, and if they don’t shop tonight, many come back.

“We oftentimes see the ladies eyeballing things and picking things out, and inevitably within a few days the guys come back and make the purchase,” Northgoods owner Dana Andrews. 

The owner of Northgoods says they usually see around 1,000 people come through their store this time of year.