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PURE PERFECTION —  Sarah Saead, a manager at The Crib and an NMU alum, makes a beautiful latte with a foam leaf on top.

The perfect excuse to grab a cup of coffee

Abigail Faix September 28, 2023

Friday, Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day and Sunday, Oct. 1 is International Coffee Day. This weekend makes for a great excuse to be highly caffeinated, which is perfect for a college town like Marquette...

DONATION BASED — All of the kombucha Vancheck makes, she offers on the side of the road and uses an honor system to accept donations in exchange for the drink. She prints the labels and processes the kombucha herself, but the longevity of the kombucha stand is a community effort.

Kombucha? You Betcha

Emily Seven, Contributing Writer November 10, 2022

A little black fridge sits on the side of County Road 550 — to the unassuming passerby, its presence would hardly be noticed. Inside, bottles of home brewed kombucha sit neatly lined up, a product of...

NEW HORIZONS — Olivia Apa (left) and Anna Fry (right) talk to prospective members at Fall Fest 2022. Apa and Fry started Yoga Club in partnership with Unity Yoga Co-op in downtown.

New yoga club partners with local co-op

Willow Rasch November 2, 2022

NMU’s new Yoga Club was born out of an offer from Marquette’s local yoga co-op. Connor Ryan, an instructor at Unity Yoga Co-op, got in contact with environmental studies and sustainability major Olivia...

Timber Yeti Axe Throwing Range Interior

Timber Yeti Axe Range opens to public in Westwood Mall

Harry Stine October 13, 2022

Walking into Marquette's Westwood Mall, you will see stores for furniture, dog training, maybe even the seasonal Halloween Superstore, but there is one store you are guaranteed to notice. From the smell...

STUDY BREAK - The Crib coffee shop offers a productive atmosphere with lots of seating for students looking for a change of scenery while studying for finals week. Marquette has a number of other coffee shops on Third Street and Washington that offer nearby caffeine and a relaxing atmosphere.

Local coffee shops to check out during finals week

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

With finals approaching, there are many coffee houses around Marquette that offer a space for students to bring their work. With everything from caffeine-free tea to lattes with three shots of espresso,...

The Delft and other restaurants along Washington Streets and throughout Marquette highlighted special offers for Restaurant Week. Most participating locations had deals on lunch specials and introduced new menu items.

Marquette celebrates local businesses for Restaurant Week

Harry Stine, Contributing writer March 14, 2022

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority held its annual Restaurant Week from March 6 until the 12 which featured discounts and special meals from 17 participating restaurants in the area.  Lagniappe...

The Timekeepers, an NMU student jazz band, performs at the Small Business Sunday Crawl in the Marquette Commons. The event was organized by SLFP students as a part of their community service learning project.

Students organize event supporting Marquette small businesses

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 15, 2021

Jazz music and sounds of laughter poured out the doors of the Marquette Commons on Sunday, Nov. 14 as people went inside to escape the icy winds with a cup of free hot chocolate and check out the Small...

Nicola Falco performs with his band “The Kitchen Sink at Superior Culture’s outdoor stage on Sept. 30 before the venue was taken down for the winter season.

Kombucha bar offers space for live music, local artists to thrive

Maggie Duly, Social Media Editor November 5, 2021

Superior Culture is a kombucha brewery and taproom established in 2018 centrally located on Third Street in Marquette. The business was created by brewmaster, Alex Rowland, Michigan State University graduate...

Photo of Cafe Bodega

NMU alumni and owner of the Bodega shares experience

Peter Smedley October 22, 2020

Marquette is a hub for business in the U.P. It is a place where many graduates of NMU choose to start their business. The amount of NMU alumni business owners in Marquette is actually quite surprising....

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