About Us


Welcome to our locally family owned Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, Convenience Stores, Pizza, and Chester's Chicken businesses. We strive to provide convenient services, products, and employment to our communities.


Welcome. We are locally family owned businesses that have been providing services, products and employment for over 20 years. We have 4 locations in Michigan,  in Deckerville, Sandusky, and Harbor Beach. In Deckerville, we have Brown's Marketplace (Grocery Store/Deli) and Brown's Express (Marathon Gas Station/Convenience Store/Brown's Pizza/Storage Units), in Sandusky we have Brown's Express (Marathon Gas Station/Convenience Store), and in Harbor Beach, we have Brown's Marketplace (Grocery Store/Marathon Gas Station/Deli/Chester's Chicken)





Bill and Diana Brown started 40 years ago with a small convenience store in Avoca, MI. Then after having two boys, Bill and Dan, they bought a hardware/convenience store in Argyle, MI, which is now owned by their son Bill Brown and wife, Kristy. In 1998, Bill Sr., Bill Jr. and Dan decided to build a gas station/convenience store in Deckerville, MI. They eventually bought another gas station/convenience store in Sandusky, MI, a gas station/grocery store in Harbor Beach, MI and a grocery store in Deckerville, MI. 

Sadly, Diana Brown passed away from Ovarian cancer in late 2016. Bill Sr. still checks in on his stores. Bill Jr. manages and operates all of the family locations while Dan runs his Apprasil business with his wife Leann.