shopping downtown Traverse City  Merchants Go Green Downtown

A reusable bag program has been introduced in Downtown Traverse City.  The reusable shopping bags are 16” x 20” and offered at a cost of $1 per bag. “Downtown Traverse City has made a conscious effort toward our community and preserving our environment by recycling, reducing and now reusing. Like many others, we are happy to offer reusable bags to reduce waste in our community,” says Colleen Paveglio, DDA Marketing Director.


The Downtown Reusable Bag program is sponsored by the over 150 merchants, restaurants and businesses who are members of the Downtown Traverse City Association.   For more information, call the DTCA office at (231) 922-2050 or visit


Bags are available for purchase at the following Downtown Traverse City merchants:

  • Backcounty Outfitters
  • Captain’s Quarters
  • Cherry Stops
  • Cottage Garden
  • Diversions
  • Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars
  • Grand Traverse Pie Co.
  • Harbor Wear
  • Higher Self Book Store
  • Holiday Traditions
  • Items
  • Kay’s
  • Kilwin’s
  • Lighting Center
  • McMillen’s Instant Farmer
  • Park Place Hotel
  • Radish
  • So Many Books, So Little Time
  • Trains & Things
  • Votruba
  • What to Wear