Make Northern Michigan the Culinary, Cultural and Craft-Farming Capital of America
Typically, resolutions are for individuals, but maybe now is the time
for Northern Michigan to have a New Year’s Resolution. I have a
suggestion. The time is right for Northern Michigan to work collectively
to become the “culinary,” “cultural” and “craft-farming” capital of the
But they weren’t dissuaded - “Chuck had the vision” – and on May 21 this year they closed on the purchase. But that left precious little time to be open for the summer season. So their contractor and crew worked non-stop, 12-hour days six days a week, and the Bluefish opened July 3.
Owner Michael Peterson and his wife and business partner Rebecca transformed the property in 2007. Now an airy restaurant and lounge, Siren Hall features poured concrete floors and bar top made from a single plank of Douglas fir reclaimed from the Puget Sound.