Manistee’s top business stories from 2022

MANISTEE COUNTY — Readers were interested in new businesses opening in the area, but 2022 was a year when a number of local institutions said goodbye.

Several near or over 100-year-old businesses closed or changed hands in 2022. They include Wahr Hardware (108), Linke Lumber (95), Communicraft (127) and Somsel Lumber (102).

Sara and Rick Linke the former owners of Linke Lumber; Don Wahr, former owner of Wahr Hardware and Dave Somsel of Somsel Lumber all announced their retirement in 2022. Linke Lumber and Wahr Hardware closed while Somsel Lumber was sold to Marne-based company, Homestead Timbers.

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