Project Description

Joynes Ben Franklin

December 7, 1941, Howard and Rosemary Joynes set out on their vision of building a premier shopping experience on Lake Superior’s North Shore. They planted a small seed in downtown Grand Marais, nurtured it, and 75 years later their dream has grown into today’s Joynes Department Store and Ben Franklin. For those who live in the community, Joynes is an essential staple. For those who visit Grand Marais, the store is recognized as a North Shore Icon. It is often said, “If Joynes doesn’t have it, you don’t need it”. As you walk through the doors, you know this really is “No Ordinary 5 & Dime”.

 LOCATION: 105 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
| (218) 387-2233 | Website • 0.3 Miles From Hotel

Grand Marais Minnesota Shopping Guide

Leave some room in your luggage for all the shopping you’ll do on The North Shore in Grand Marais! Shopping in Grand Marais is a pleasure with unique local shops that offer such a huge variety of regional arts and crafts, homemade candies, jewelry and more that you are sure to find what you are looking for, and have a great time while you’re at it.

From the popular Gunflint Mercantile & Candy Company to the Joynes Ben Franklin Five and Dime you will find everything you need plus more! Grand Marais is a unique town with shops that reflect its uniqueness. Spend some time browsing through the local stores and see what fun treasures you can find to remind you of your time in Grand Marais! Go on a well-deserved shopping spree in downtown Grand Marais and when you’re done, come back to the Superior Inn to relax and unwind with a soak in the giant indoor whirlpool or sink into a cozy chair in the lobby with a craft cocktail from The Cove Lobby Bar!

View Grand Marais Shopping Guide.


About Superior Inn and Suites

At the Best Western Plus Superior Inn you’re sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will stand out among other hotels in Grand Marais,MN. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don’t miss a beat while you’re away from the office.

For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you’re on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at any Best Western hotel.

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