Cherries have been grown in the Traverse City Region for
a long time. Cherries are just a part of our agricultural history. So much so, that we have "Cherry" everything around here. On the right is a picture of the Cherryland Inn, and next to it is Nick's grandfather's grocery store called, you guessed it, Cherryland Grocery (Nick Roster and his wife Jamie were the second owners of The Cherry Stop, from 2005-2018). Wow, was this foreshadowing that Nick and Jamie had their own store named after this famous fruit too?
But when did it all start?