Monday, May 6, 2013
Tell us the best advice you got from your mother for a chance to win.
Editor's Note: This contest is now closed. Whether it its to "follow your heart" or "just be yourself," mothers often give the best advice. With Mother's Day around the corner, Patch is looking for the best nuggets of truths and pearls of wisdom from the woman who raised you or any other influential woman in your life. Tell us in the comments the words you remember most from mom and win an overnight stay on May 11 at Novi's The Baronette Renaissance. We'll pick one winner by random drawing. Besides the overnight stay for two on May 11, the The Baronette Renaissance package will include a Mother's Day brunch for four in the facility's grand ballroom at 11 a.m. May 12. The menu includes carving, omlette and salad stations as well as a …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Reality television series “Big Bob's World” follows Victory Motors’ manager Bob Ladendorf inside and outside Michigan’s largest volume used car dealer.
A Grosse Pointe Shores resident, who is a Royal Oak used car manager, made famous for his wacky TV commercials for Victory Motors, is beginning a new adventure in reality TV. Larger-than-life “Big Bob” Ladendorf stars in “Big Bob’s World: Reality Gone Good," which wraps this weekend at Victory Motors, located at 517 N. Main St. in Royal Oak. The reality series documents Ladendorf's personal and professional life. "Customers come in Victory Motors and Big Bob tries to them in cars they can afford," said producer Kevan Cyka, of Franklin, TN. "A lot of times they don't have cash but they have things of value they can use for a down payment." "Musical instruments, wedding rings, silverware—I am willing to consider anything that doesn't cost…
Grosse Pointe Patch recaps the news of this past week.
Miss the latest headlines in and around town? Here's a rundown of some of the top stories from this past week:
Friday, May 3, 2013
St. John Providence Health System officials answered questions one-on-one with City of Grosse Pointe residents and other community members Thursday during an open house in the former Borders location concerning their plan to purchase the building.
The open house hosted Thursday by St. John Providence officials in the former Borders building drew City of Grosse Pointe residents, fellow Village business owners and other community members. Health system officials estimated turnout to be anywhere from 75 to 200 people. Numerous health system officials, including administration and board members were on hand to answer questions of the public in a one-on-one format. The intention of the open house was not only to answer questions of the public but also to provide health system employees with a gauge on the community's reception and concerns about their plans for the currently vacant building that formerly housed Borders Books, spokeswoman Sara E. Brown previously told Patch. St. John …
A new business, Jungle Juice Bar, featuring fruit and vegetable smoothies, raw juices and more, celebrated its grand-opening Thursday with a vine-cutting with the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.
Jungle Juice Bar in Grosse Pointe Park was a longtime in the making. Co-owner Regeania Hunter-Coleman essentially turned a hobby/lifestyle of her own into a business, she said. For years, she has been juicing her own combinations at home. It began years ago when she discovered she had an allergy to an ingredient in vitamins. She still needed the vitamins but was prevented from consuming vitamin pills as a result. Now years later, Hunter-Coleman along with her niece, Syretta Hunter, own Jungle Juice Bar in Grosse Pointe Park. The pair celebrated their grand-opening Thursday with the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce with a vine-cutting. Jungle Juice Bar offeres a variety of fruit and vegetable smoothies, raw juices, coffee, fruit and …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Officials are planning to do a complete renovation of the former Border building to outfit it with two retail spaces facing Kercheval Avenue. Additional renovations will focus on establishing space for the health system, including physical therapy and mor
St. John Providence intends to put $5.4 million into the former Borders building if the organization purchases the now vacant space in the Village. The proposal will be decided upon by the City of Grosse Pointe Council May 13. Council members already have the proposed plans for the building, St. John Providence Health System spokeswoman Sara E. Brown said. The intent is to make the building fit into the Village more by making the facade similar in design to others, she said, explaining it would be a more "warm and friendly" feel. Among the proposed plans are two small retail storefronts that will face Kercheval Avenue. One will be about 1,700 square feet and the other about 1,300 square feet, Brown said. The remainder of the 19,800 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Wednesday, May 1
St. John Providence Health System will host an open house inside the former Borders in the Village in Grosse Pointe Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to answer questions from the community.
St. John Providence Health System is planning to purchase the former Borders building in the Village but they want to hear from the community first. Officials are hosting an open house Thursday May 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. inviting the community to attend, ask questions and share feedback. The plan, according to a flyer being distributed in the area, is to have two retail stores on Kercheval Avenue and for the health system to use the back side of the building to provide medical services to Grosse Pointers. Construction on the building would begin immediatley following closing with the goal of being operational by spring of 2014. The building, which formerly housed Borders Books, has been vacant since the Ann Arbor-based chain closed many …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
See a sampling of local businesses that are hiring in Grosse Pointe.
Looking for work in Grosse Pointe? Here's a sample of some local places that are hiring, according to indeed.com. Are you an employer? Post your opening in the comments' section below.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The owner of Chez Loulou in the Village celebrated her new business Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.
Brigitte Rist opened her new salon, Chez Loulou, in the Village earlier this year and celebrated it Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. Offering hair, makeup, nails and massage therapy, the salon is a full-service business with seven stylists, two massage therapists, one facialist and one nail technician, Rist said. The salon is a european spa with a focus on being upscale, trendy and cutting edge, Rist said. All of the employees have been in the business for years and are involved in New York's Fashion Week, she said. The salon features Prive products, a French line, and wants to keep people in touch with the fashion scene of L.A., New York and Paris, Rist said. More than a dozen people …