Opening a retail store has been a dream of Emily’s since she was in high school. She went off to college at Western Michigan University where she studied Fashion Merchandising and during the summers she worked on Mackinac Island where her passion for owning her own store blossomed. After moving back home to St. Ignace and finishing her degree at Lake Superior State University, she and her husband Mike settled down and started their family together. Mike and Emily share two beautiful boys together, Bentley and Mason, as well as their three dogs. After working on Mackinac Island for nearly 12 years, Emily decided to take the next step and open her own store. With the love and support from her family and friends, and making her visions come to light, Mackinac General Store was created! Our mission is to bring little joys and happiness into each shopper's world by creating a space filled with all of the simple delights you can think of!


Mackinac General Store is located inside of the Mackinac Grille restaurant which her family has owned for almost 30 years. The gift shop features many products from all over that have been carefully selected. Mackinac General Store supports independent makers and focuses on Michigan made products as well as goods made locally here in St. Ignace, MI. 


Mackinac General store front is open May through the end of October, but you can still shop with us year round through our website!