Friday, April 26, 2013
The following information is gathered by the Departments of Public Safety of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.
The Grosse Pointe Woods Building Department will be following up on a home that is potentially a public safety hazard after police responded to a call for help from the resident. An 83-year-old woman called police to her home on Saddle Lane April 15 after she had fallen. She needed help getting up. While officers were in the house, they noticed signs of hoarding including dirty surfaces, magazines, paper, unopened food items and other household items littering walkways and concealing furniture. The woman was helped to her feet and refused medical treatment and transport to the hospital. Due to the potential danger the house poses to the resident and to public safety responders, the case was forwarded to the building department for further …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
The Wayne State Magazine earned a variety of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. The magazine is produced by three women--two in Grosse Pointe and one in St. Clair Shores.
The Wayne State magazine produced by three local women earned seven awards this week from the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter. The maganzine's art director is Margaret Kelly of Grosse Pointe and editor Michelle Franzen Martin of Grosse Pointe Woods. The awards include: • First place, best use of photos/graphics • First place, cover design • First place, feature design • Second place, feature design • Second place, cover design • Second place, feature reporting • Third place, feature reporting
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Grosse Pointe Public School Board was briefed this week about two options to change Monteith Elementary School to address the traffic flow problem related to the drop-off/pick-up times.
After being briefed this week on two options to address traffic related issues for Monteith Elementary School at drop-off and pick-up times, the Grosse Pointe Public School Board will revisit the topic next week and possibly make a decision. School officials and an engineer presented information this week outlining two viable options to address traffic flow. The first is to put in a circular driveway and the second, and more-preferred, option is a cut-out similar to what many of the other elementaries have, including Mason and Kerby. At issue is the traffic flow on Cook Road during the peak volume times of drop-off and pick-up. Currently, there is no where for parents to park, so they stop on Cook Road to let their children out. The …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Construction has been impacted by all of the rain but workers are making significant strides each day on the project at the former site of the Children's Home of Detroit. The Rivers is a retirement village that will include independent, assisted and skill
Several buildings have sprung up on the site of the Rivers of Grosse Pointe site on Cook Road in the last several weeks, including one of the main buildings that will offer independent living options. The Rivers is a retirement village that will include independent, assisted and skilled nursing living areas During a tour this week of the construction site, Tim Kamego, director of operations at Riverview Health, updated Patch on the progress of the project. The 77-unit independent living building is being readied for a roof, which Kamego said is scheduled for May 15 barring any weather delays. The goal is for the units to be open by January, he said. Once the roof is on, all of the interior work such as plumbing and electrical can begin, …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Grosse Pointe Woods location of Caribou Coffee closes forever today at noon. The coffeehouse is packed this Sunday morning with many people sharing their sadness and even tears about the closure with employees.
Caribou Coffee customers are packing the Grosse Pointe Woods location this morning--in the final hours of operation before the store closes forever after a corporate decision to close more than 80 stores in the midwest was announced to employees less than two weeks ago. Caribou Coffee was purchased by a third party company as was a west coast coffee chain, Peet's Coffee and Tea, late last year and early this year. The changes to Caribou come as the company realigns itself to become more profitable and stable, according to a corporate statement from the company based in Minnesota. The closure was announced to employees, including those at the Woods location on Mack Avenue, less than two weeks ago. Employees began telling customers of the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Grosse Pointe Woods Building Official is to walk the property of the future site of Biggby Coffee on Monday to review plans and ensure all of the proper attention is given to the building as it is converted from a bank to a coffee house.
Biggby Coffee is coming to Grosse Pointe Woods. The coffee shop will be located in the former Talmer Bank at Mack Anenue and Roslyn Road after a contractor converts the building, Grosse Pointe Woods Building Official Gene Tutag said Wednesday. Discussion about the possibility has been floating around the Pointes for months--since the closure of Biggby Coffee in Grosse Pointe Farms in December. While an architect contacted the city several months ago regarding the possibility, there was not contact about the project beyond that conversation until Monday, Tutag said. The contractor hired to complete the transformation talked with Tutag Monday to review site plans and the necessary permits, he said. Tutag said the pair will be walking the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In a Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, the Grosse Pointe Woods city council participated in a section-by-section review of the proposed 2013/14 fiscal year budget.
After several meetings in which budget suggestions have been made and implemented into the budget, the Grosse Pointe Woods city council completed a section-by-section review of the proposed version Monday night. Woods Comptroller/Treasurer Dee Ann Irby provided council members with a brief overview of the budget, highlighting some changes and some projections for future years based on the current financial situation. The overall proposed 2013/14 fiscal year budget is a bit more than $32 million, which is approximately $1.2 million less than last year's budget, Irby said. It includes a 0.008 percent tax rate increase, which brings the total overall rate to the headlee override limit. The rate will be 14.0492 mills. In November, residents …
More information released Monday by Caribou Coffee officials reveal changes are ahead for many locations throughout the mid-west, including the Village location that is slated to be converted to a Peet's Coffee and Tea in the coming year.
The Caribou Coffee on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods is one 80 stores throughout the mid-west that are considered 'underperforming' and will close by April 14, according to a statement released by the president of the Minnesota-based company. Additionally, the Caribou Coffee in the Village will be converted in the coming year to a Peet's Coffee and Tea, which is a west coast chain. The decision to close certain locations was announced to employees Friday. Employees of the Grosse Pointe Woods location began telling customers Saturday and Sunday about the impending closure, which is scheduled for April 14. Other Caribous are closing even faster. Many Grosse Pointers shared their disappointment on Grosse Pointe Patch and Facebook not to …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Employees at the Caribou Coffee on Mack Avenue have begun telling customers about their upcoming closing. The last day is April 14.
First acknowledged Friday, the Caribou Coffee on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods will close its doors later this month. The closure is a decision that came from the corporate level. Employees began telling customers Saturday and Sunday about the impending closure. Word has traveling quickly through the Pointes. There was a thread on the company's corporate Facebook page related to the closure of the Grosse Pointe Woods location with comments from several Grosse Pointers. The thread was removed from the page. The decision relates to a corporate acquisition of Caribou by Joh. A. Benckiser Group (JAB) in December 2012. The same company also acquired another large coffee company, Peet's Coffee and Tea Inc., which happened in October 2012. …