Good Hart General Store
The tiny red store in downtown Good Hart was built by resident Cliff Powers in 1934 and operated as a general grocery, butcher, and gas station until 1971 when the Powers sold the business to current owner Carolyn (Woods) Sutherland, who currently operates the grocery, bakery, deli, and post office with husband Jim Sutherland. Although a post office was established at Good Hart in 1874, the current location was not used by the postal service until 1945 when Mr. Powers became postmaster.
Many original features of the store remain intact such as the tinted front windows, the glass-front counter bins, the 1901 National Cash Register (with warranty, albeit expired), and the carved oak “cooling case” which visitors probably don’t realize was in fact just that, a cooling case, which was installed before electricity was available in the area.
Today travelers along Lake Shore Drive (M-119) can’t help but notice the quaint general store situated steps from the scenic roadway nestled between the signs marking the area of Good Hart. Visitors will enjoy homemade baked goods, fresh jams and preserves, a delicious selection of prepared foods, and a dizzying assortment of the area’s finest tees and sweats.
If you can't make it to Good Hart you can always order their famous Chicken Pot Pies and Beef Pot Pies are available for shipping throughout the U.S. via insulated containers. In addition you can order gift baskets including our favorite the Made in Michigan basket features all products made in the great state of Michigan!