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Bachmann's Store

2415 Main St, Central Lake, MI 49622-5139
+1 231-544-2300
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Great place!

This store has been in business since 1942 and was celebrating it's 75th anniversary. We probably... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
cmd4322
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Laurens, South Carolina
Eclectic! Must Stop Here!

Legendary candy counter, classic and new toys, something for everyone here! Family owned. Great old... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Kim F
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One of the few surviving five and dime stores, Bachmann's has been an integral part of downtown Central Lake since 1942. The historic building still has its original wood floors and the ornate old vault from when it was a bank. Bachmann's motto is, "If we don't have it, you don't need it!" Name it, you can find it here. Currently owned by the third Bachmann generation, you can tell how much they love their store. Great service, free gift wrapping, and friendly knowledgeable clerks make Bachmann's stand above the rest. Add a great selection of toys, gifts, resort wear, souvenirs, and a legendary penny candy counter--and you have a one-of-a-kind shopping destination!
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2415 Main St, Central Lake, MI 49622-5139
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+1 231-544-2300
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This store has been in business since 1942 and was celebrating it's 75th anniversary. We probably spent 45 minutes in there looking at everything they had. The grandkids bought Central Lake souveniers there. They had some items there I had not seen since I was...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Legendary candy counter, classic and new toys, something for everyone here! Family owned. Great old building.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

It is said "if Bachmans doesn't have it, you don't need it". And it's true. Fun d time store to go in and look around. Family owned for many years.

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Bachmann's m It is a throw back to the 50's general storoto is "if we don't have it, you don't need it". It is a throwback to the 1950's. Everythign form clothing, toys, dry goods, hardware, penny candy and probably anythign else you can think...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

I live downstate, but whenever I need something, they always have it except for once. I needed magnetic catches for cupboards. But they have some building supplies, clothes, candy by the pound in the old fashioned glass displays, kitchenware, they even had my large sized...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Long time general store. Lots of things you can't get at the convenience or grocery stores. Small town 5 & dime you rarely see. Been there over 50 years. Hope dollar store doesn't close it. They will actually order merchandise & call you when it...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The title says it all. I have shopped here all my life. It is a small family business that has evolved to help all it;s customers happy. It offers small town charm with essentials. Bulk candy, nick-knacks. clothing, spices,hobby goodies,and little extras. No pushy sales,...More

1  Thank Bill M
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Love love love Bachmanns. If you need it they have it. Penny candy and Minnetonka moccassins, clothes and toys,spices and household goods. Always smiling owners with Central Lake pizazz. Buy yor tshirt there or sweatshirt if you are chilly. Stop at Bachmann's and youll enjoy...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful old establishment. Great to see it's still around after 50 years. Has everything you need! Kids will love all the fun goodies.

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Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

There's something for everyone at this cool old store. I love the wood floors and the antique cash register. The kids loved the toys and the classic candy counter. The clerk was happy to tell us all about the history of the store and showed...More

Thank Michelle F
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