Friday, April 26, 2013
The second Grosse Pointe Restaurant Week starts today and features 16 local eateries. Each restaurant is offering a unique deal to restaurant week diners.
Grosse Pointe's second restaurant week begins today, April 26, 2103, and continues through May 5. The event is organized by the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and features 16 local restaurants, each offering a unique dining deal with respect to the week. This year the event was moved from the summer to to the spring, Chamber Director of Administration MaryJo Harris. Last year the event was held in conjunction with the unveiling of the Grosse Pointe Fish that dotted the streets of the Pointes. In its second year, the event is intended to highlight local restaurants and give everyone an opportunity to try something new, Harris said. The variety of restaurants participating give diners options at all dollar amounts, Harris said. Among …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The former Lucy's space on the Hill is currently under renovation for a new restaurant, Luxe Bar and Grille.
A new restaurant will be opening on the Hill this spring named Luxe Bar and Grille. Construction is on-going in the former Lucy's restaurant at 115 Kercheval Ave. Lucy's closed last summer permanently. A sign initially told passersby of a plumbing problem that needed to be fixed but the restaurant had been in default on financial obligations. The new restaurant is currently underway, Grosse Pointe Farms Director of Public Service Terry Brennan said. The opening will likely be in late spring, he said, citing the pace of construction. The restaurant is one of many new businesses to make the Hill its home in the last several months. Capricious, a high-end shoe and accessory store, opened in November next to the League Shop; Beaumont Grosse …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce officials recently celebrated the grand opening of Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe's new vein clinic on the Hill.
Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe opened a new clinic on the Hill that offers non-surgical treatment for varicose veins in an outpatient setting. The vein clinic, 87 Kercheval Ave., is located next to Morning Glory Coffee and will treat adult patients. According to information from Beaumont, the clinic will specialize in three types of treatment: The first uses laser technology to cauterize the veins; the second uses micro-incisions to remove the veins; and the third uses a fine needle to inject a blocking agent to stop the growth of the varicose or spider vein. Officials at the center will offer assessment of the veins, recommendations for treatment, if any, and the appropriate procedure. Most treatments are expected to take less than an …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Richard Elementary School was placed on a lock-in Thursday while Grosse Pointe Farms police searched for a man who broke into a business on the Hill. The man was not found.
The same man Grosse Pointe Farms police believe is responsible for a break-in last month made a re-appearance Thursday on the Hill, according to an alert sent to the community. A business owner happened upon the man going through her purse and confronted him, spurring him to run. The man ran out of the business and into the bank drive through area Thursday, according to the alert. Responding officers, who arrived within less than a minute, searched the area but could not find him. It is believed he may have left the Hill in a car, according to the alert. Police alerted Richard school officials about the search and recent crime and the school was placed on lock-in mode, which means no one is able to access the building and the children are…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Construction on a store front on the Hill is underway for a future shoe store slated to open later this year. The project has received approval from Grosse Pointe Farms officials.
The future store will feature shoes and accessories and will be in a former portion of the League Shop on the Hill. The development is being pursued by Gretchen Valade, who also opened Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe and Morning Glory Coffee Shop and Pastries in the same business district in Grosse Pointe Farms. The city council approved the site plan request and a building permit has been issued to Tom Robinson, owner of Blackstar Inc., who will be changing the facade of the storefront. The store will have boxed planters lining the front window as well as some changes to the top portion previously covered by an awning. The columns outlining the ends of the storefront will be replaced as well, using a material that will be free from rotting, …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hundreds of people descended upon the Hill Wednesday afternoon for the annual Racing for Kids Street Fair, meanwhile organizers began setting up for the evening fundraiser that will for the first time happen outdoors on Kercheval Avenue.
The fifth annual Racing for Kids street fair drew hundreds of people Wednesday afternoon to the Hill in Grosse Pointe Farms. Racing for Kids is a charity that raises money for the pediatric units of a variety of area hospitals, including Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe. An evening fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. at Northern Trust Bank. There will be a live auction, food, cocktails and live music. A Racing for Kids official said there is a surprise auction item to be unveiled following one racecar demonstrations.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Grosse Pointe Farms city council approves request by well-known resident and business owner Gretchen Valade for a liquor license for her newest business venture on the Hill, Morning Glory coffee shop.
A Pointes' local celeb, Gretchen Valade, accompanied her attorney to the Grosse Pointe Farms City Council Monday, where Valade's latest endeavor, Morning Glory, was given the go ahead to add alcohol to its menu. The addition of alcohol will allow the business that opened in May on the Hill to offer coffee liquor drinks and was a part of the business plan from the beginning. Valade's attorney Tom Robinson, described plans by Morning Glory, currently a bakery and coffee house in the fashion with a European flare, to sell drinks such as Irish and Spanish coffees as well as table wines . Valade has purchased a liquor license, now a commodity under Michigan Liquor Control law, from a private holder in another city. Because it was purchased …