Location, Location, Location!

The largest historic preservation and adaptive re-use development in the nation is attracting a multiplicity of local, state and national businesses, retailers and investors. 

Commercial space is available from 100 sq. ft. to entire buildings! Whether you are seeking a small workplace or shop to an expansive professional office or retail venture, the most desirable elements of a premier commercial marketplace are waiting for you in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Retail Space

The Mercato (Italian for “Marketplace”) speaks to us of an old-world market of unique, interconnected shops and restaurants.  It is a one-of-a-kind, shopping and dining experience, attracting a diverse demographic of area residents, businesses and visitors.

Conveniently accessible from several exterior and interior entries, our expansive retail corridor creates a dramatic indoor thoroughfare, traversing the entire South Wing of magnificent Building 50. The Mercato is a continuous walkway connecting Trattoria Stella, at the southernmost end of the building, to Cuppa Joe in the Village Center, then onward north to B50 The Village Store. Once inside, you’ll be able to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, shop, have coffee & dessert, and so much more.

Current Retail Space Available
800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 20
  • 601 gross square feet
  • 2 year lease
  • Includes: All utilities, property tax, Condo dues, Landlord Marketing Contribution
  • Minimum Required Hours of Operation
  • Yearly co-op advertising contribution: $750

Rent: $900 per month

Security Deposit: $1,350

Located adjacent to other boutique shops, directly across from high traffic Red Spire Brunch House.

Entertaining retail business options that do not overlap existing offerings.

Business plan required for application, minimum projected gross sales of $125,000 per year.

Email Rick Gruber  or call 231.941.1900 Ext 114 or fill out our Contact Form for more information and to be notified of opportunities.

Commercial Office Units for Lease

Email Rick Gruber or call 231.941.1900 Ext 114 or fill out our Contact Form for more information and to be notified of opportunities.

Available Buildings

Email Marsha Minervini or call 231.947.1006 or fill out our Contact Form for more information.


As of 3/30/2020

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks (until April 13th), all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.

  • All Historic Tours have been cancelled until April 13th
  • Sanctuary Handcrafted Goods: by phone or email only
    231-932-0775, christie@sanctuarytc.com

Carry Out Hours:

  • Cuppa Joe: Mon-Sat 8a-3p Closed Sunday (231) 947-7730
  • Earthen Ales: Mon-Fri 4p-8p, Sat & Sun 2p-6p (231) 252-4270
  • S2S: Please call  (231) 492-4616 for pre-orders to by picked up on Saturday & Sunday
  • Pepenero: Thurs-Sat 4p-8p (231) 929-1960

FYT Health Foods is seeking donations to help feed local families in need, please visit https://www.facebook.com/donate/665727150912065/3102826303095420/  to contribute to a great cause.

Please do your part:

  • Maintain a minimum 6 feet distance between others
  • Practice frequent and thorough hand washing.
  • Visitors: If you feel sick or share a home with someone who is sick, please do not enter, and  please self-isolate.

The intent of these extraordinary measures is to “flatten the curve” of the number of illnesses at once to avoid overwhelming our healthcare system. If everyone does their part now, we can help shorten the duration of this health emergency.

Thank you - The Minervini Group, LLC