Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A franchise specializing in year-round swim lessons for children is asking for input from families in the Grosse Pointes and St. Clair Shores to determine whether such a business in the area would be beneficial.
A year-round swim school located in five other Michigan cities is asking for input from parents in the Grosse Pointes and St. Clair Shores about whether having a franchise in the area would be beneficial. Goldfish Swim School is trying to gain as much feedback as possible while researching whether to open a location in the Grosse Pointe-St. Clair Shores area, according to a letter recently given to parents at Assumption Nursery School. Parents are asked in the letter to complete a short survey online, which is estimated to take about two minutes. Along with the survey, parents are asked to express how they would feel about having a Goldfish location in the area. Opening a location nearby would be an estimated investment of about $1 million…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The owners of Wally's Frozen Custard, the iconic, east side frozen custard shop, will close Sunday in preparation to move their business to St. Clair Shores. The estimated opening date for the new location is Oct. 6.
The owners of Wally's Frozen Custard will soon be closing the iconic, yellow building in Harper Woods in preparation to move the business to St. Clair Shores. For more than 60 years, generations of families in St. Clair Shores and the Grosse Pointes have visited the shop for frozen treats. But come Sunday, it will be the final day to get a twist or Boston cooler at the current location. After the final cone is served, owners Matt and Eliza Ahearn will begin to move their frozen custard machines and other equipment north on Harper to their new location in St. Clair Shores. "I have been going there since I was a kid," said a sentimental Matt Ahearn, who is looking forward to the new location. "We will have more space to serve everybody." The…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Macomb County Planning and Economic Development featured one of the newest businesses in St. Clair Shores. Following the link to "surf"over to the page.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The iconic frozen custard shop will be moving into a new building in St. Clair Shores later this year.
Wally's Frozen Custard will have a new home soon at a vacant parcel at Elizabeth and Harper in St. Clair Shores. Wally's bright yellow building has beckoned families, sports teams and those seeking a frozen treat to the custard shop on Harper, in Harper Woods, since 1947. St. Clair Shores residents Matt and Eliza Ahearn have owned Wally's for the past nine years and have expanded offerings to include custard pies and catering. This has caused their business to outgrow its current location and look for a new home. After an extensive search, the couple decided to build a new Wally's in their hometown. "It is a real hard decision to make," said Matt Ahearn, a former St. Clair Shores city councilman, of the difficult decision to move. "We …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The cupcake specialty store will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., offering a free cupcake to the first 150 customers who stop by their newest location in Grosse Pointe Woods. It is the eighth store to open in the metro area.
Pam Turkin will open the eighth location of her popular Livonia-headquartered cupcake specialty shop and bakery in Grosse Pointe Woods today. Turkin began Just Baked out of her home and has expanded over time. She has been looking to move into the Grosse Pointe area for about a year and finally found the right location in the former Dippin Dots building at 19615 Mack Ave. nestled between Jimmy John's and Little Caesars Pizza. Just Baked is one of several new businesses moving to Mack Avenue. Opening the Grosse Pointe location has been the fastest of all of Turkin's shops, she said, explaining the building needed very little attention to open. She has added cupcake wallpaper, pictures and Just Baked menus, two sinks and a shelved counter …
Monday, October 17, 2011
A second Tim Hortons opened Monday in St. Clair Shores in a former sub shop on Harper.
A steady stream of customers Monday filed into the new Tim Hortons on Harper for the first day of business for the new cafe and bake shop. The building, which previously had been a Taco Bell and most recently a Quiznos, underwent extensive renovations, according to owner Joseph Sayah. The exterior reflects the new color scheme, signage and awnings for Tim Hortons. Inside, contractors gutted the building down to the studs and ripped up the floor. "Lots of customers said we needed another (Tim Hortons) in this area," said Sayah, who owns the other Tim Hortons in the city. "There was customer demand." Sayah said the new store employs 25 people, has free WiFi and features a fireplace and television—one of four Tim Hortons in Michigan to have …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Patch visited some of the newest businesses which have opened in the Shores. Tuesday Patch will be at the Senior Activities Center.
This week St. Clair Shores Patch will be going on the road to visit unique and new locations in the city. While covering news stories, meetings and events, Patch will also take the opportunity to speak with residents and readers in the community. During the first day Patch visited some of the newest businesses in the city. In recent weeks, a variety of new small businesses have opened in the city. Among the businesses visited Monday by Patch include: Belle Sante Spa Belle Sante recently moved from Eastpointe to St. Clair Shores. The spa, which features message, facials and waxing, also features Ashiatsu Oriental bar therapy massage. Best Stop Automotive Shores resident John Fick opened Best Stop Automotive last week and offers a variety of…