About McDonough's Market

McDonough's Market, Dalwhinnie's and McDonough family
Al Kessel Outstanding Achievement award
Michigan Grocers Association Award

McDonough's Market has a history of being a part of and serving the Beaver Island community since 1933.

We look forward to serving the needs of our community into the future.


McDonough's Market is a Proud Sponsors of:

Beaver Island Bike Fest * Beaver Island Music Fest * Baroque on Beaver
Beaver Island 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k 8 * Beaver Island Boodle

View more pictures  in our Photo Gallery

History of the McDonough Store

November 1, 1849- Sold to James J. Strang by the United States Government

May 9, 1901- Purchased by Wilbur F. Gill for one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

1902- Store building built by Gill

May 16, 1903- Purchased by Beaver Island Lumber Company

McDonough Market Historical Photo

McDonough Market Beaver Island HistoryMay 15, 1915- Sold by Beaver Island Lumber Company to John Grill for eight hundred ($800.00) dollars.

May 6, 1933- Sold by John Grill to Lloyd and Eva McDonough for $3,542.46, which included property and inventory.

Old picture of McDonough's MarketMay 6, 1933- The first day of business Total income $21.80

May 10, 1972- Lloyd McDonough to Bud and Skip McDonough

The store was built by Gill and used by the Beaver Island Lumber Company as a company store. The room on the front right-hand side was used as an office for the company. In later years it was used as a beauty shop, sandwich shop and ice cream stand.

Pictures of McDonough's past

In the spring of 1955 we changed the store into a self-service except for the meat counter. It is the same today.

In the spring of 1957 we cut out a wall and made the front right room part of the store

May 1973- We added a new room on the east side which is 24 x 36 feet

January 1978- Old shelving torn out. Crew from Spartan Store Development and Non-foods came and set up shelving.

Bud was in the store since September, 1953 and Skip since November, 1954.

1985- New Store grand opening - Dalwhinnie grand opening - Major addition completed to increase selection dramatically

2017 - We are so proud to announce that our solar panels were installed and helping to power McDonough's Market on July 21, 2017.

Solar power at McDonough's Market