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You’re invited to take a step back in time and browse the shops in the historic Porter School Market Place.  Nestled in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula, Alpha plays host to the Historic Porter School on the Village Circle.  Follow your curiosity and watch the growth and development of the Market Place. The shop-keeps appreciate your input and patronage.  Shops hours are listed below:

Open Year Round:
  • "Alpha General Store" groceries, licenses, beer, hand dipped ice cream, supplies and more.  Open 7 days per week:  Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm.  

Seasonal:  Open May - Dec

  • "Porter School Library & Resource Center" Lending library.  Open:  Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm & Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • "Room 106" hand-crafted creations from the UP.  Open:  Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm. You can also find the following products in Room 106:
    • "The Cookie Hutch"
    • "Maureen's Soap Shop" hand-crafted soaps and knitted accessories.  
    • "Pampered Chef by Ginger Davis" offers high quality kitchen tools.  
    • "Dunn Creek Whimsey" Custom Birdhouses & Bee Towers.  
    • "Un-Leashed" specialty pet products. 
  • Wishingstone Woods - Including Up North Pickers & UP Drifters.  Open Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Farm Market - Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Tentative Start Date June 20, 2015

Porter School Market Place
402 Main St
PO Box 70
Alpha, MI  49902

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