Thursday, November 22, 2012
The video advertises the services of Dr. Jason Ellis of Be Well Chiropractic.
Remember the cute kid from the movie Jerry Maguire? Jonathan Lipnicki's tousled blond hair and big glasses won the hearts of millions, and a Farmington Hills chiropractor has posted a YouTube.com video that taps into his popularity. Dr. Jason Ellis' son, who bears a striking resemblance to the young Lipnicki, is featured in the video, which promotes Ellis' Be Well Chiropractic in Farmington Hills.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Owner Leslie Oglesby's passion for beading started when she was a teenager.
From the window of her Bead Bohemia store in downtown Farmington, Leslie Oglesby can see a place where she spent most of her teenage years. "I was a candy girl at the Civic," Oglesby says, adding she was also a manager at the Farmington Civic Theater before it was sold to the City of Farmington. Oglesby spent a lot of time at Yin Yang Beads, located where the Civic box office and restrooms sit now. She took over the business in 1995, when she was just 22 years old. After the city took over the Civic in 1999, she took a Village Mall space at Grand River and Farmington Road, then in 2007 moved to her current location on the south side of Grand River. "In high school, I would make little necklaces for my friends," she said. "I've always …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The exterior sign is up and the interior is coming together at the market's new locale at Telegraph and Maple.
In September, we wrote about how Trader Joe's move from Farmington Hills to Bloomfied Township understandably put off some current patrons. Conversely, Bloomfield-area residents and business owners are more enthused, particularly since the construction work is starting to show visible results. Carpenters and electrical contractors are hard at work at the new location on the west side of Telegraph between the Starbucks and SavOn Drugs in Bloomfield Plaza. Though store officials have yet to announce an official open date, they did target next month "We've got some reasons to be optimistic," said Bill Wahl, owner of the nearby Relax the Back store, as he noted the changes to the Maple Theater nearby, and the opening of the Bagger Dave's …
A contest sponsored by the Farmington Downtown Development Authority offers businesses a chance to win prizes for beautifully decorated windows.
Monday, November 19, 2012
All downtown Farmington businesses and property owners are invited to show how they can attract, surprise and delight holiday shoppers by creating unique holiday-themed windows. "The downtown shops will really sparkle this holiday. We want you to know Downtown Farmington is the place to be this Christmas!" said Diane Cassidy, owner of Salon Legato, who is assisting with organization of the Farmington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) contest. What window décor will be judged the “fairest of them all”? We’ll find out on Saturday, Dec. 1 when the winners will be announced and the following prizes will be awarded: First prize is an ad in the Main Street Messenger, a newsletter mailed to 22,000 households in the Farmington/Farmington Hills…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Check out these Farmington and Farmington Hills business pages, and tell us about any we've missed.
We've compiled a list of 75 Farmington and Farmington Hills businesses whose Facebook pages are among our favorites. Be sure to let us know about any other local businesses you like on Facebook, so we can add them to the list. (Remember to "Like" the Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch page, too.)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
McClary Bros. Bakehouse is named after Josh and Jessica McClary's twin sons.
The McClary brothers may be too young to operate a stove, but they've already got a bakery named after them. Two-year-old twins Jack and Ben have their parents Jessica and Josh to thank for the honor. New to Farmington, McClary Bros. Bakehouse has a booth at the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market and will be among the vendors at the Old Winery Winter Market. "We are looking at retail space," said Jessica McClary, who is a student in Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge's culinary program. "We're hoping to find something before next summer." The couple has only lived in Michigan for a year. They started out in West Bloomfield, but found themselves drawn to the winter market and then took in all of the spring, summer and fall …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Local restauranteur Matt Prentice offers a take-out turkey meal that won't disappoint.
Got enough on your plate this Thanksgiving even without thinking about the food? Let the professionals take over with this unique holiday opportunity offered by one of the Bloomfield area's best-known culinary experts. Matt Prentice, the restauranteur behind the new Morels in Farmington Hills, offers a 'Thanksgiving-to-Go' feast for families this Turkey Day, according to a news release. On the menu are an organic spinach harvest salad, roasted Michigan-raised turkey, Whipped potatoes, Michigan spaghetti squash, braised red cabbage and Jayme's Pumpkin Cheesecake. Add-ons available include jumbo shrimp and Morel's mushroom bisque. The cost is $25 per-person with a minimum order for six people. Morels, formerly located along Telegraph Road …