Karamol's, Mitchell Street Pub
— 426-428-430 East Mitchell —
This location originally held a trio of buildings that served the community in many ways. In 1900, at the 426 address, John Karamol sold cigars, fine wines, and liquor out of what was originally called the Posen Sample Company. Over almost the next 80 years the Karamol family operated this local saloon, and at times an eatery, known as Karamol's Bar. At the 428 location were at varying times a grocery store, a meat market, two shoe repair shops, a barber shop, coffee shop, the Baby Grand Restaurant, and Gus's Coney Island. The 430 site housed a meat market, Morgan's Cigars and Barber Shop, two flower shops, Fashion City, Arlene's, CVS Drugs, Record World, and Trillium Salon. The Knights of Columbus, who originally owned the wooden building, razed it around 1955 and built the current brick building. Jerry and Diane Ellman bought Karamol's in 1977 at the 426 location. In 1978, the Ellmans purchased Gus's Coney Island at the 428 location and combined it with Karamol's into the Mitchell Street Pub and Café and the 426-428 locations from the Ellmans, thus making the establishment one of the longest surviving saloons in Petoskey and one of the
National Register of Historical Places
Erected by Little Traverse Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Little Traverse Regional Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 45° 22.431′ N, 84° 57.254′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Mitchell Street (County Road 58) east of Howard Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426-430 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.