White Cottage Red Door Opens in Former Ray’s Cherry Hut

Since 1950, Ray’s Cherry Hut has been a roadside farm market destination in Door County and now siblings Lisa Howard and Chris Hadraba, along with their spouses Kevin and Jessica, have opened a new market called the White Cottage Red Door. By featuring a creative mix of artisan foods, bakery and confectionary treats, as well as fine wine and beer, handcrafted home furnishings, decor and unique gifts, the new store has breathed new life into Ray’s historic market.

The two families purchased the old building at the beginning of the year and for the last three months they have been busy remodeling the inside and outside.

Why the name White Cottage Red Door?

“What is more quintessential to Door County than a white cottage set on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan?” said Lisa Howard. “And in traditional America, if someone saw a red front door it was a sign of a home that was a safe stop to stay the night and have a meal. We would like to convey that same homey feeling to our customers that will walk through our door.”

White Cottage Red Door is located on Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. They’ll be open for the season May 19. Hours are 9 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday. For more information, call 920.868.3667 or visit

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