Every so often you stumble into a place that it beyond description. The Junk Shop is one of those places.
Accurately named, this hodgepodge of junk is worth visiting if you can just make your way through the narrow aisles without being buried alive in a sudden shift and avalanche of toys, books, nicknacks, hardware and tools. The outside of the building has a fortress of old mowers, doors, duct-work, washing machines, and augers. If you are looking for it, they have it. Whether it works or not is another story.
The Junk Shop is located just off Highway 12, near Mount Baldy in Michigan City. The owner is friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him. He explained that he started with a trash removal business but started gathering the good stuff that people were throwing out and soon filled the massive pole barn with his findings. It wasn’t long before he got out of the trash business in order to keep up with his junk business. As they say, “One many’s trash is another man’s treasure”.