Monday, May 13, 2013
St. Clair Shores firefighters joined WCSX, Roy O'Brien Ford and Wally's Frozen Custard Monday to raise funds for Brian Woehlke, a 29-year-old Dearborn resident, who died while fighting a strip mall fire.
Members of St. Clair Shores Fire Fighters Union Local 1744 took to the streets Monday evening to help raise funds for a fellow firefighter who died while battling a fire at a strip mall in Westland. Off-duty firefighters held their boots high in the intersection of 9 Mile and Mack to collect donations for the Brian Woehlke Fund, which was set up after the 29-year-old Wayne-Westland firefighter died from injuries sustained while fighting the fire on May 8. The fundraiser was organized by radio station WCSX-FM, which had four donation locations set up Monday around Metro Detroit including Roy O'Brien Ford in St. Clair Shores. Additionally, Wally's Frozen Custard provided cones to those who made donations from the mobile catering fire truck. …
Roy O'Brien Ford will be hosting a fundraiser form 5-7 p.m. Monday for the Brian Woehlke Fund, which was established after he died fighting a fire in a strip mall.
Roy O'Brien Ford will be hosting a fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Monday for a Wayne-Westland firefighter who died while battling a fire at a strip mall in Westland on May 8. Brian Woehlke went missing about 9:30 a.m., according to Click on Detroit. His body was later found in the debris of the two businesses, Electric Stick and Marvaso's Italian Grill, at the strip mall on North Wayne Road. The 29-year-old from Dearborn had been a member of the Wayne-Westland Fire Department for only 10 months when he died. He was also a husband, and a father of a 13-month old daughter Ava. A fund has been established to help his daughter, and WCSX-Radio will be collecting donations at the dealership. Wally's Frozen Custard will also be at the fundraiser. For …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Snow may be on the ground, but there is a sure sign that spring is on the way - the opening of the seasonal ice cream shops.
The temperatures may be as cool as a soft-serve cone, but fans of local seasonal ice cream shops that have missed their favorites treats during the winter can get their fill today as their storm windows come down and the open signs are illuminated. Scheduled to open Friday: Possibly opening Saturday: Opening later in March: Open throughout the year
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Local and county officials joined friends and family of the owners of Wally's Frozen Custard Saturday for a grand opening celebration.
Matt and Eliza Ahearn were surrounded by friends, family along with local and county officials Saturday to celebrate the opening of Wally's Frozen Custard and Coffee Station with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was part of a two day grand opening celebration that concludes today. Among the events planned for today include product samples, coloring contests and clowns. For nearly 60 years Wally's had been a destination for frozen treats on Harper, south of 8 Mile, in Harper Woods. But the business outgrew the original 700-square-foot building, and the Ahearns built a a new location, on the corner of Harper and Elizabeth. The new facility features with additional parking, a drive-thru and a 2,600-square-foot building to serve customers.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Red Olive Restaurant opens today, Wally's Frozen Custard hosts a grand opening celebration this weekend and Massage Green is now open in St. Clair Shores.
After a summer of renovations, improvements and relocations, St. Clair Shores is welcoming a host of new business openings. Among the new and relocated businesses which have opened this week include: Red Olive The 100-seat Greek, Mediterranean and American restaurant is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. today. The restaurant occupies a part of the former Blockbuster store on Harper. This is the 11th location in Metro Detroit for Red Olive. Wally's Frozen Custard Wally's Frozen Custard moved from Harper Woods in St. Clair Shores this summer and will host a grand opening celebration this weekend. The walk-up, and drive-thru frozen custard and coffee station on Harper at Elizabeth, will have a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Owners Matt and …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The owners of Wally's Frozen Custard and Coffee Station will hold a grand opening weekend Oct. 27-28.
Construction is nearly complete on the new Wally's Frozen Custard and Coffee Station on Harper in St. Clair Shores and the owners are planning a grand opening celebration during the weekend of Oct. 27-28. Matt and Eliza Ahearn appeared Monday before St. Clair Shores City Council to invite elected officials and the community to a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. "We are very excited to be here," said Matt Ahearn, who has owned the frozen custard shop with his wife for the past nine years. "It has been a long summer, but we are ready." For nearly 60 years Wally's has been an eastside destination for frozen treats on Harper, south of 8 Mile, in Harper Woods. But with the expansion of menu items, the business outgrew the original …
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…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Crews from Pat Johnson Inc. Concrete have begun work on the cement around the new Wally's Frozen Custard on Harper.
Construction crews have begun work on the concrete, and entrances, for the new Wally's Frozen Custard. The roof and walls of the 2,600-square-foot building are complete, and work has started on interior and cement of the building on Harper at Elizabeth. When complete, the building drive-thru window for frozen treats and items from an expanded menu including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels and other items they featured at The Galley Cafe, which they formerly operated at the St. Clair Shores Library. The current location in Harper Woods will close upon completion of the new building.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Construction continues on the new home of Wally's Frozen Custard on Harper, south of Nine Mile Road, in St. Clair Shores.
Construction crews have completed the walls and added a roof to the building that will become new home of Wally's Frozen Custard. The brick walls of the 2,600-square-foot building are complete, and work has shifted to the roof. Owner Matt Ahearn hopes to have the frozen custard shop to be complete by the Harper Cruise on Aug. 29, but even if it is not done, they will have a presence in the popular event. When complete, the building drive-thru window for frozen treats and items from an expanded menu including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels and other items they featured at The Galley Cafe, which they formerly operated at the St. Clair Shores Library. The current location in Harper Woods will close upon completion of the new building.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Construction started Tuesday on the new home of Wally's Frozen Custard on Harper, south of Nine Mile Road, in St. Clair Shores.
Construction crews began excavating and preparing a vacant parcel at Harper and Elizabeth Tuesday for the new Wally's Frozen Custard. Owner Matt Ahearn expects construction of the new frozen custard shop to take about three months. Once complete, the current location in Harper Woods will close and one week later the new building will open. Ahearn said the new building will offer a greater number of parking spots than the current location in Harper Woods. Additionally, the 2,600-square-foot brick building will have a drive-thru window for frozen treats and items from an expanded menu including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels and other items they featured at The Galley Cafe, which they formerly operated at the St. Clair Shores Library. …