The North Branch Bakery was first opened in 1993 by Sandy Czaczkowski, who still owns the bakery. Since then, the Bakery has become famous for their packis, donuts, homemade breads and many other desserts. They have been Voted Best Paczki in Michigan for 2015, Best New Discovery from Taste of Lapeer in 2014, and Voted Best of the Best in the County Press 2014. The bakery is one of the many treasures that are found in downtown North Branch. (North Branch Bakery)
The Bar and Grill
Another great attraction in North branch is the Bar and Grill. The owner, Brian Pasek, took over the place in 1994 and has made it a booming business. It has become a hot spot for people of the town to go and enjoy an exceptional meal with a friendly atmosphere. The food has become well known throughout Lapeer County as being the best place around to eat. The Bar and Grill describes North Branch on their menu’s as a “quaint little drinking village with a farming problem.” (Petrie, A, 2015) As of 2015 the Bar and Grill has upgraded and doubled its size.
The Orr Museum and Hardware Store
One of the staples of North Branch is the Orr family. They have started the Orr Museum and Daniel Orr Sons Hardware Store. The Museum was opened in 1975 as a result of the artifacts collected by Preston Orr and his three brothers, who are the founding members of the museum. In 1989, the museum was donated to the village of North Branch, so that all the people of North Branch could learn about their history. The Hardware Store, across the street, has been opened since 1875 and is among the oldest in Michigan. Preston Orr, also owns the Hardware Store with his wife Gretchen. The store was voted best of the Best Hardware Stores in Lapeer County according to the Lapeer Press in 2012. (Petrie, A, 2014)