Known as the largest shopping center north of Sturgeon Bay
June 16, 1950, from the Green Bay Press-Gazette
Sister Bay in recent years has become the commercial hub of the Door County peninsula. It offers the largest shopping center north of Sturgeon Bay and is the home of some of Door County’s most progressive young industries.
The new buildings put up in this community in recent years give it an air of progress and prosperity. And Door County residents and visitors know it as the home of the best shops in the area.
The new and modern bank building here and the new combined post office and fire department building are recent additions. There are fine stores like Bunda’s and Schroeder’s Food store. Miller’s Standard Service is known far and wide as is Al’s Restaurant.
Industries here include the Roeser Lumber Company and the Sister Bay Feed Mill, and the new Cherryland Fish Company which plans to ship Door County’s famous fish all over the country.
Sister Bay is a resort community in its own right too, with the Sister Bay Hotel right in the village and the Cherryland Resort. The Cottage and the Country House down on the bay shore. There are many housekeeping cottages for rent in the area and they are always filled each summer.
This is one of the starting points for some of the best bass fishing on the peninsula, and also the home of a number of commercial fishermen and guides.
It is no wonder that almost every visitor to Door County comes eventually to Sister Bay, whether it be for shopping, banking, business, or just plain fishing and resorting.