The Katydid: Cultivated finds from Near and far

Cultivated Finds from Near and Far

The Katydid, established in 2018, sits next door to the iconic Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts located in the heart of beautiful downtown Petoskey. Inside, you will find unique treasures of the Great Lakes State and beyond; often featuring work from various local artists.

We value our guests, and our mission is to give each and every person an experience they will remember forever.

The Katydid is part of the Grandpa Shorter’s family, owned and operated by Jennifer Shorter, a third-generation proprietor, and her husband Joel. Following the theme of family, The Katydid is named after Jennifer’s Daughter, Kaitlyn. As a young child, Kaitlyn had various endearing nicknames and the one that stuck most was Katybug.

Thus, The Katydid was born!

Inside The Katydid, you will find bright and bold colors, outdoorsy essentials, and feminine trinkets- all of which reflect Kaitlyn’s charismatic personality!

Visit us at:
305 East Lake Street
Petoskey, Michigan 49770