It’s all good at the White Elephant Flea Market in Kawkawlin, MI, according to owner Troy McCormick, who opened the market May 11 to clear skies and 72 degree weather. Located on M-13, which is one of only three routes to Mackinaw City, the market is presently available to 150 vendors and space is expected to double. McCormick recently razed one structure and plans to demolish two others to clear more space for the open air market.
“It’s an ideal place for tourists to stop and shop,” McCormick points out. “Small business owners have the opportunity to succeed for just $21 for the weekend and churches, nonprofits and veterans in need get free booths. When you can put 150 people to work, you’ve done something that matters,” he stresses. The White Elephant will be open for business through September, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until “people get tired,” McCormick says.
McCormick, himself an antique dealer, says the White Elephant is attracting a variety of vendors including those selling arts and crafts, clothing, copper pots, solar lights, pet supplies, food and more antiques. The market, anchored by McCormick’s Country General Store which he has operated for nearly a quarter of a century, is family oriented. Bob Moore is the market manager.
For more information:
2779 South Huron Road
Phone White Elephant: 989-414-9214
Phone McCormick’s Country General Store: 989-671-1111