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Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Koulis Ice Cream

Circa 1925

 

323-325 East Mitchell

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Koulis Ice Cream Marker
Inscription.

The 325 address is no longer in existence. It was absorbed by the First National Bank expansion in 1964. In 1909 George Koulis operated the First Class Ice Cream Shop and Confectionary business on the 325 site. John Laggis who worked for Koulis bought the shop. Laggis started the Arcadia Restaurant on both the 323-325 address in 1928. George and Stella Batsakis bought the Arcadia in 1931 and operated it until 1956. The Arcadia Restaurant, complete with its famous soda fountain, soon became a downtown favorite. New owners took over the business and the Arcadia closed in 1962. Edna McCartney Danser and her family have sold children's clothing under the name of The Circus Shop at the 325 location beginning in 1949 and moved into the 323 address in 1964 after the FNB expansion. In 1997 Lynn McCartney Duse and her daughter Marnie continued the Circus Shop family tradition at 323 East Mitchell.
 
Erected by Little Traverse Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan, Little Traverse Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 22.445′ N, 84° 57.362′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Mitchell Street (County Road 58) east of Petoskey

Koulis Ice Cream Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Koulis Ice Cream Marker
Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pop Corn King (within shouting distance of this marker); Giles Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallass Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Coburn Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Kent Bank of Petoskey (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesperson's Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Petoskey Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Also see . . .  Little Traverse Historical Society. (Submitted on September 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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