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A trip back in time!

They have the old toys from when i was a kid before the electronics. There old fashioned candy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stantz
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Nostalgic and Wonderful!

I came in here three times today because it's just that delightful. A charming & nostalgic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adrianna L
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One of the few surviving five and dime stores, Bachmann's has been an integral part of downtown Central Lake since 1942. The historic building still has its original wood floors and the ornate old vault from when it was a bank. Bachmann's motto is...more
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2415 Main St, Central Lake, MI 49622-5139
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have the old toys from when i was a kid before the electronics. There old fashioned candy assortment is great! They have a bit of everything to offer here. We really enjoyed it! Will be back!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in here three times today because it's just that delightful. A charming & nostalgic building with all kinds of treasures; books, candy, kitchen appliances, sewing supplies...the list goes on. Just love how you can buy practically anything you might need all under one...More

Thank Adrianna L
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This store has been in business since 1942 and was celebrating it's 75th anniversary. We probably spent 45 minutes in there looking at everything they had. The grandkids bought Central Lake souveniers there. They had some items there I had not seen since I was...More

1  Thank cmd4322
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Legendary candy counter, classic and new toys, something for everyone here! Family owned. Great old building.

1  Thank Kim F
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It is said "if Bachmans doesn't have it, you don't need it". And it's true. Fun d time store to go in and look around. Family owned for many years.

1  Thank mchellis
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bachmann's m It is a throw back to the 50's general storoto is "if we don't have it, you don't need it". It is a throwback to the 1950's. Everythign form clothing, toys, dry goods, hardware, penny candy and probably anythign else you can think...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I live downstate, but whenever I need something, they always have it except for once. I needed magnetic catches for cupboards. But they have some building supplies, clothes, candy by the pound in the old fashioned glass displays, kitchenware, they even had my large sized...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Long time general store. Lots of things you can't get at the convenience or grocery stores. Small town 5 & dime you rarely see. Been there over 50 years. Hope dollar store doesn't close it. They will actually order merchandise & call you when it...More

1  Thank Spartydano
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The title says it all. I have shopped here all my life. It is a small family business that has evolved to help all it;s customers happy. It offers small town charm with essentials. Bulk candy, nick-knacks. clothing, spices,hobby goodies,and little extras. No pushy sales,...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Love love love Bachmanns. If you need it they have it. Penny candy and Minnetonka moccassins, clothes and toys,spices and household goods. Always smiling owners with Central Lake pizazz. Buy yor tshirt there or sweatshirt if you are chilly. Stop at Bachmann's and youll enjoy...More

1  Thank Mlsmich
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