Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The couple considering opening a Goldfish Swim School in the Grosse Pointe/St. Clair Shores area will begin surveying the real estate possibilities.
Alison Horrocks is a mom, a sales executive and the potential proprietor of a future Goldfish Swim School. She is the person behind the letter recently distributed to parents at a variety of area schools attempting to gather feedback from residents about whether such a business would be utilized. Horrocks moved to the City of Grosse Pointe last May with her husband and children from Ferndale. Her children took swim lessons at the Birmigham location of Goldfish, which she said is routine for families on that side of the metro area. Although there are a variety of swimming options in the Grosse Pointes through the residential parks, private clubs and places like the Neighborhood Club, Horrocks said there were few viable options for her as a …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Macomb County Executive announces first-ever Macomb Business Award contest for "second-stage" companies.
In an effort to retain and grow existing Macomb County businesses, County Executive Mark Hackel announced a contest to award top businesses in the county. "Macomb County has a responsibility to create an environment where business can thrive," said Hackel. The announcement was made Tuesday at Fori Automation global headquarters in Shelby Township. The manufacturing company invited county leaders to an open house to celebrate Fori's 15,000-square foot building expansion and recent leap in growth. The Macomb Business Awards is part of the Macomb County Planning and Economic Development's new initiative, "Home in Macomb Business Retention Program," which is aimed at helping existing Macomb County businesses thrive. "We're coming for you," …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Patch features a sampling of events around town this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Patch has some suggestions: To view additional events, visit www.stlclairshores.com/events.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Mack Avenue store will look to sell out its inventory before closing its doors.
The Ritz Camera Store on Mack Avenue plans to close its doors. The closure of store — part of the Maryland-based Ritz Camera & Image — is more indicative of the company's struggles than the business climate in Grosse Pointe. Ritz Camera recently filed for bankruptcy for the second time in three years and its Grosse Pointe branch has had signs posted for the last week advertising its end. Employees of the store declined to comment, but a member of the corporation's customer service acknowledged that the store would be closing. That, however, won't come until the stock of the store has been liquidated and it's unclear when that will be.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Emagine is taking its movie theater plans to Macomb, not the Pointes. The City of Grosse Pointe council is expected to make a decision during its next meeting in June related to the remaining proposal from Grosse Pointe Theatre.
Emagine Entertainment has withdrawn its proposal for a 35,000 square-foot building that would house an eight screen movie theater in the Village, City of Grosse Pointe Manager Pete Dame announced Monday. Their withdrawal means the city council will only have one proposal to consider, which is a 40,000 square-foot cultural arts center with a 400-seat theater for live productions and a banquet area by the Grosse Pointe Theatre. Dame said Emagine Entertainment found another location in Macomb County that will house 12-14 screens rather than the eight proposed in Grosse Pointe. The company, he said, believes the new location is more ideal for development and will still draw clientele from the Grosse Pointes. The exact location in Macomb County…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
More than 30 local businesses and non-profits showcase their Michigan made chops at the Great Lakes Showcase Monday.
Say "bye-bye" to foreign products and buy Michigan! That’s what the owners of more than 30 Michigan-based companies and non-profits are hoping customers will do. They featured their products at the Great Lakes Showcase at the Southfield Westin Hotel on Monday. “If Michigan people buy Michigan stuff, the economy will improve for everyone. It’s really simple and basic—but true,” said Rejeana Heinrich of Standish, MI, a self-proclaimed sisterprenuer, who in conjunction with her two sisters launched Michigan-Made.com, a website dedicated to selling only Michigan-made products. The Buy Michigan campaign, which is supported by Gov. Rick Snyder, has paid off for Michigan-Made.com, which has seen a 400 percent sales growth in the past year. In …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Anchor Bay Aquarium offers guidance for children and parents.
Diving into unfamiliar waters of pet ownership can be tricky. For families straying from felines and pooches, Anchor Bay Aquarium in downtown New Baltimore offers options for newbies to seasoned pet owners. But, whatever the selection, longtime store employee Rhonda Rysztak has a tip that applies to all customers: "Doing your research is best for any animal." Siamese Fighting Fish The male betta fish, also known as Siamese Fighting Fish, is a low-maintenance, colorful creature that needs isolation due to its aggressive nature with other fish. The species is perfect for the inexperienced fish owner, such as a younger child, because it can swim in a small bowl, Rysztak said. "It's an easy fish to take care of," she said. "It's definitely not…
Sunday, July 24, 2011
St. Clair Shores' diverse age population brings great joy in raising a family in the Shores. Learn the past from those who have walked before us.
One of the things I enjoy most about raising my family in St. Clair Shores is the diverse age groups we have living among us. It is wonderful to live somewhere where the original homeowners still live all around you, while newlyweds and new families are popping out among the blocks too. It is great to look out my window and see families walking in the evening and hear stories of those who have walked before them from the elders among us. A large city with a small town feel! Frequently, friends that do not live within our city will comment, “I do not even know my neighbors’ names” and “really, you hang out with your neighbors?” I reply with an astounding “I love my neighbors!" It is no secret that the housing market has taken a drastic turn…
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Businesses at Nine Mile and Mack in St. Clair Shores opened their doors Saturday and welcomed crafters, clowns and other performers for the annual Junefest.