You could easily be mistaken for driving past Wolverine Gardens in the southwest Michigan hamlet of Glendora, near Buchanan, and thinking it's abandoned. Surprise, it's not. It's a fully functioning bar dating back to 1898.
When you think of the oldest settlements in Michigan, Detroit and Sault Ste Marie are usually the first ones that come to mind. But the oldest bar and business in Michigan is actually in the southwest corner of the state, the Old Tavern Inn near Niles.