While not being the top dog, Michigan ranks as one of the top fruit states in the country. One of the fruits, Michigan is known for is cherries. The National Cherry Festival is in Traverse City and Michigan grows over 3/4 of the tart cherries in the United States. Cherries are great for eating fresh off the tree. But they also have many other great uses. Many of the uses can be found at Cherry Republic. They are a store that specializes in cherry products. They sell dried cherires, chocolate covered cherries, nut mixes with cherries, jams, salsa, soda pop, and more! I recently reviewed their Cherry Root Bear (Root Beer). They have over 174 cherries products.
Cherry Republic began with a guy selling t-shirts and has expanded to 4 stores. The newest store is the one I got to visit this week in downtown Ann Arbor. The store just opened up on Monday, so they are still working on all the final touches. They have a lot of great products in the store. I think the store fits in well in downtown Ann Arbor, one of the premier downtowns in all of the United States. The most exciting thing about the store opening up is it will be easier for me to get a hold of their cherry soda pop. They have these flavors:Cherry Root Bear, Cherry Ginger Ale, True Cherry Cola, LOW CAL Black Cherry, Black Cherry Cream Soda, and Cherry Soda. They go for $2 a bottle for get 6 for $11.
They are located at corner of Main & Liberty at 223 S. Main St, right in the heart of Ann Arbor. Their hours are 10am-6pm daily.