From a food market that stocks grocery necessities and a gift shop with the goods that make a thoughtful gift, to places to relax and enjoy a drink and good eats, Oak Street has a lot to offer.
Here are five Oak Street establishments to patronize regularly:
- Jerry's is a quaint, quality butcher shop specializing in a luxe deli-meat counter. There is no shortage of prepared foods or popular grocery items, including fresh produce. Shopping at Jerry's is a great way to support a dying institution–the non-chain, neighborhood grocery store. The store accepts all major credit cards and EBT/Bridge Cards. 1168 Oak St.
- The menu at the Oak is quite extensive and only rivaled by the beer menu. There are more than 50 beers on tap, including Woodchuck Granny Smith, Hemp Ale, Franziskaner Hefe Weisse and Chocolate Stout. Food and drink specials are available every day, making it a great place for a light lunch or hearty dinner. Leave your credit cards at home when visiting this cash-only location. 1167 Oak St.
- Looking for a new hairdo? If so, the charming and comprehensive Salon Mischa is ready and waiting for your patronage. Men, women and children are all welcome for cuts and perms to color and makeup application. The salon also specializes in conditioning treatments, waxing and bridal parties. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 112 Oak St.
- Located a block and a half from Biddle Avenue, the Dotte Pub serves up drink specials every day of the week, including their new shot "The Watermelon Car Wreck." The food menu is small, but deliveries are accepted from the nearby . Fresh-popped popcorn is served to all patrons seven days a week. 116 Oak St.
- Owner Christine Hess sells a large variety of her homemade candles and soaps, available in 62 different scents. The store also sells scarves, jewelry and Michigan-made food products, making it a one-stop shop for your gift-giving needs. The return policy is generous and products are reasonably priced. 1008 Oak St.