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Payal, André, and Collete!

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 16th May 2019

During their first visit, André left thinking, "Who knew there were so many great ways to eat cherries?!" Payal and André take great pride in the fact that since their discovery of Cherry Republic of Ann Arbor, they have sampled nearly every one of our products. They’ve even made the trek to Cherry Republic of Traverse City to check out our northern neighbors! As much as they love our store, it’s Colette, their French bulldog, who is our biggest fan. "We love that you let Collete come in here ...

Traveling Test Kitchen

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 18th Apr 2019

February 28 - We're Hitting The Road! March and early April can be a bit quiet in the Republic, so we decided it would be the perfect time for a road trip! Starting next weekend, March 9-10, we'll be packing up our Traveling Test Kitchen and hitting the road. Our goal? Visit Citizens throughout the state and have them give us feedback on some new products we're thinking of rolling out this summer. We hope to see you along the way! March 8 - First Stop: Traverse City! Our Traveling T ...

Lorenzo and Madeline!

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 3rd Apr 2019

Meet Lorenzo and Madeline. Lorenzo is two and a half and Madeline is three. They have known each other since they were born and consider each other to be best friends. They are not related, although you’d think they were brother and sister. Their favorite part about Cherry Republic of Traverse City is Boomer’s Tree House, of course! They enjoy climbing on it and playing together. However, their “favoritest” part of all is the ball pit. Lorenzo and Madeline like to pretend that it’s the ocean ...

Introducing Citizens of the Republic

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 27th Mar 2019

  Have you heard of the famous ‘Humans of New York’ blog created by Brandon Stanton? He interviewed and photographed individuals in New York City, including quotes and short stories from their lives alongside candid portraits. Stanton’s blog inspired us and got us thinking about how Cherry Republic could learn more about our Citizens. Well, one of our core values at Cherry Republic is Liberty, or wholeheartedness and passion, which means we work from the heart to touch hearts. Anot ...

Detroit Tigers In The Republic

Posted by andrewm on 26th Jan 2018

A line of eager Detroit Tigers fans snaked through our Traverse City store and down Front Street yesterday afternoon, hoping for the chance to snap a selfie with soon-to-be Hall of Famer Alan Trammell and pitchers Shane Greene and Daniel Stumpf as the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan rolled into Northern Michigan. The three players happily served up free samples of cherry pie, ice cream and Sour Cherry Patches for about 30 minutes, while chatting with fans and posing for photos. The spirited event ...

Top 10 Northern Michigan Spring Activities

Posted by andrewm on 6th Apr 2017

To us locals, spring in northern Michigan is all about the conflict between the sun and the north wind. This age old battle plays out on the dunes and orchards and woods and water. And then every year, to us warm-blooded human's delight, the sun wins! Spring is especially nice. The crowds are thin and and even the best restaurants have a table available. The sun returns to warm the earth, giving way to leafing trees, vibrant wild flowers, and lively wildlife; ideal conditions for a long hike ...

Cherry Republic's New Spritzers

Posted by bob on 11th Aug 2016

Cherries, wine, and bubbles… how can you go wrong? Introducing two new additions to the vast array of cherry deliciousness here at Cherry Republic: Cherry Wine Spritzer and Apricot Cherry Spritzer. We start with our cherry wine, then punch it up with some bubbles–and some apricot for the Apricot Cherry Spritzer–to create these light and refreshing carbonated wine spritzers. We hope you love them, because no one else in the region, let alone in the country, are producing packaged wine spritze ...

Beach Towels

Posted by bob on 7th Jul 2016

Enjoy a day at the beach wrapped in a Cherry Republic beach towel! Our giant, super thick beach towels are great for drying off after a dip in the lake and there super size makes the ideal place to soak up some sun on the beach. The towels are custom made in the USA specifically for us. Two towels to choose from, above is the red crest towel and below is our Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie bubble towel. Hawthorn and Colebrook showing off how much they love their fluffy beach to ...

Ice Cream

Posted by bob on 23rd Jun 2016

The trick to good homemade ice cream is lots of time consuming layering of fun ingredients!  This photo catches Matt our ice cream maker adding caramel sauce.  If you look closely, there are chocolate covered waffle chips in the bucket in the foreground that go in next and almonds in the bowl above him.  Hey, I think he’s making Rain Orchard Crunch! We have 15 years of recipes that have slowly been improved with meticulous notes. Introducing our "Frozen" cream makers. That’s Elsa o ...

Changes in the Republic

Posted by LauraAnn on 2nd Jun 2016

We are excited to share with you all we have been working on this spring. We hope you enjoy the photos below. Above is a birds eye view from inside our NEW Frankenmuth store.  Our staff worked hard to get this store up and running just a few weeks ago, just in time for the famous 2016 Dog Bowl . Katie, our Ann Arbor store manager, is pictured below with one of the dog bowl winners Dexter.  Katie tried to take a photo with every four legged customer that stopped by. Our Grand Ca ...

Red Ladder Sneak Peek

Posted by bob on 26th May 2016

The original t-shirt! I start this blog with the original Cherry Republic t-shirt, which was this odd first product that had nothing to do with the 190 cherry food products we are known for.  But we have now come full circle, and have a home and complimentary line of products for this iconic shirt.  That Red Ladder tag makes this shirt pop like it never has before.   All of our new t-shirts nicely in their new home Our original t-shirt now has lots of great friends to hang out with.   ...

Cherry Republic Introduces a New Line of Unique Products

Posted by LauraAnn on 10th May 2016

Cherry Republic is happy to introduce "The Red Ladder," their new line of unique products designed to surprise and delight everyone who is already a fan of their "Life, Liberty, Beaches, and Pie" way of living.  These products celebrate the natural creativity of Northern Michigan and represent a new way to take home a little their goal to maintain the "handcrafted in Michigan and perfected in Glen Arbor" philosophy. So they’ve carefully sourced items from vendors that are first and foremost from ...

Bloggers mix business with pleasure at Cherry Republic

Posted by andrewm on 21st Aug 2015

Millions of people visit northern Michigan on vacation and business; everyone has a great story to tell friends, family and co-workers. Northern Michigan really tells its’ own tale to each person uniquely. Recently we had a group of food bloggers visit Traverse City for a business retreat coined “Sharing By The Shore” mixing business with pleasure. These bloggers could not have selected a better backdrop than the Traverse City area or a Cherry Republic store. Their purpose was to connect, ...

Traverse City's Grand Reopening

Posted by bob on 15th May 2015

Traverse City Cherry Republic celebrated its grand reopening with food and festivities. It was a long time coming, but our Traverse City Embassy's remodeling was finally completed last month. We celebrated a grand reopening last week for what is now a flagship store the equal of Glen Arbor. I was joined by staff members and many friends in marking the occasion with food and festivities. Take a look at the photos below and relive the festivities. [gallery ids="4053,4045,4046,4047,4048,4 ...

Traverse City Cherry Republic's Grand Remodeling

Posted by bob on 9th Apr 2015

Our chef, Tony Finnestad, fields questions from a reporter in the lead-up to our Traverse City store's reopening. It's been boarded up for weeks and has been the scene of noisy, dusty construction work with a near-constant stream of contractors coming and going. But the day is finally here! The work is almost finished! Our fabulous, shiny, new Traverse City Embassy is ready to reopen its doors! We'll still be making some modifications to the store in the coming weeks, and we'll be having ...