The Fort Gift Shop and Candy Kitchen has been in the same family since 1961. George and Katherine Stemkoski started their business on this corner as a Hot Dog stand at the same time Fort Michillmackinac opened accross the street. The business looked promising, so they soon built a building that included a full service restaurant and a nice size gift shop. Also, the upstairs featured a large 3 bedroom home with a view of the Mackinac Bridge. After working the business for 10 years, the view of the bridge from the upstairs was soon to be seen by many tourist.