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  • MLS® #: 1867062
  • 10945 Se M 72

  • Kalkaska, Michigan 49646
  • $300,000
  • 2 Bath, 2100 SQ. Feet, 1.58 Acres
  • Commercial

Shirley’s in the Woods is a popular and profitable northern Michigan restaurant on busy M-72 between Grayling and Kalkaska. Shirley has worked hard to build this business, and wants to retire on a high note! Is it time for you to own your destiny? Tourists flock to this restaurant due to the prime northern Michigan location near hunting, snowmobile trails, lakes, rivers and golf courses. In addition, regular customers are loyal throughout the year. This 2100 square foot building is turnkey, well maintained, and comes fully equipped. Property is on 1.58 acres and includes 24’ by 53’ pole barn with concrete floors, and 2 bedroom 980 square foot manufactured home built in 1980 and perfect for owner to live in or rent. People come from all over to eat Shirley’s outstanding, fresh food and experience the friendly service. For additional compensation, Shirley will sell the inventory, as well as her name, and world famous recipes such as pancakes, soups, pies, fried chicken, and many kinds of bread baked fresh daily. This restaurant is currently open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Adding dinner is an option for the new owner as there are no similar dinner restaurants in the area. There is potential to add a much-needed liquor license if one becomes available. This is a unique opportunity to own a turnkey business in one of the most beautiful areas of northern Michigan. All equipment is included, and the quality staff are highly trained, motivated, and loyal. Restaurant has newer septic and rooftop heating and air conditioning unit. House has its own septic and shares well with restaurant. Square footage is estimated and should be verified by the Buyer. Shirley’s Café in nearby Mancelona is also available for sale and owners would consider selling two restaurants as a package deal.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1867062
  • Price$300,000
  • Bathrooms2.00
  • Square Footage2,100
  • Acres1.58
  • Year Built1988
  • TypeCommercial
  • Sub-TypeHospitality, Commercial Sale
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address10945 Se M 72
  • Subdivisionnone
  • CityKalkaska
  • TownshipBear Lake
  • CountyKalkaska
  • StateMichigan
  • Zip Code49646


  • ParkingParking Lot


WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic


Security System, Additional Buildings


  • HeatingNatural Gas, Forced Air
  • BasementPoured Concrete, Slab


  • Exterior FeaturesWood, Steel
  • Lot Description205x366x200x319
  • RoofAsphalt, Metal
  • ConstructionFrame

Additional Information

  • Days on Market172
  • ZoningRestaurant/Food
  • Ownership TypePrivate Owner
  • OfficeDEK Realty
  • Office Address6075 Cedar River Road

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