Sunday, April 7, 2013
Amy Duncan owns and operates HenriettaHaus out of a "weird coffee fortress."
The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale offers a unique experience for patrons, as well as vendors. Patch recently caught up with Amy Duncan, founder of HenriettaHaus Coffee Roasters. Duncan, who lives in Wyandotte, has been at the Rust Belt since its third weekend open. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Amy Duncan and I am a coffee roaster, founder of HenriettaHaus and a hoarder of antique wood. How did you get your start? I was enjoying an Ethiopian coffee ceremony after a birthday dinner. They came out and waved coffee that they were roasting under my nose and it was at that exact moment I decided I wanted to roast my own coffee. My husband mentioned that to my mother-in-law and she bought me a Whirley Pop stovetop popcorn popper and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Joe's Hamburgers sells sliders of all kinds, but which one are people eating the most?
The most popular slider at Joe's Hamburgers in Wyandotte is ... wait for it. The Chubby slider is the most consumed item at the 2012 Readers' Choice champion burger joint. The Chubby comes with extra onions, mustard, ketchup, pickle, cheese and love, according to Joe's Hamburgers owner Jeremy Sladovnik. Sladovnik, 36, said the Chubby is best eaten with a side of French fries and a soft drink. What's your favorite burger at Joe's? Tell us in the comments below. Check the menu above for a full list.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Founded in 1964, Mercury employs 63 people and supplies specialty products to clients worldwide.
Wyandotte's Mercury Manufacturing Co. announced Tuesday that it has been purchased by O2 Investment Partners, LLC, a private equity firm based in Bloomfield Hills. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Wyandotte company manufacturers and supplies specialized mechanical equipment to the air conditioning, refrigeration, automotive and heavy truck industries. It will continue to operate at its current location at 1212 Grove. “We looked far and wide to find a partner that shared our same values and strategic vision for Mercury," Janice Wiegand, president of Mercury Manufacturing Co., said in a written statement. "O2 is a great fit for us and we look forward to working with them to further grow the business while continuing to provide the …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Owner Jeremy Sladovnik offered free fries to anyone who came in showing Wyandotte Patch pride.
Local sports memorabilia fills the walls of Joe's Hamburgers, but on Friday, there was plenty of Wyandotte Patch notoriety around the place, too. Joe's Hamburgers owner Jeremy Sladovnik offered free fries to anyone who came in and showed some Patch swag or the Patch app on their mobile phone. "I think the Patch is a great avenue for businesses and for our community and I want it to succeed," Sladovnik said. "If I can get the word out by offering some free fries, I’m all for it." Did you stop in for the promotion? Snap a photo of yourself showing your Patch pride and upload it to the gallery through the link above.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Show some Patch swag or the Patch app on your mobile phone for the free food.
Joe's Hamburgers is offering a free order of fries on Friday for anyone who stops in and shows their love for Wyandotte Patch. If you've picked up a Patch pen or magnet at one of our community events, show it to win. If you've won a Patch T-shirt or water bottle through one of our contests, that'll work, too. Or better yet, download our app onto your phone and show that for some free fries. "I think the Patch is a great avenue for businesses and for our community and I want it to succeed," Joe's Hamburgers owner Jeremy Sladovnik said. "If I can get the word out by offering some free fries, I’m all for it." The promotion runs all day. The first 20 people to stop in Joe's Hamburgers with their Patch swag on Friday also will receive a small …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The women's store will have an online-only presence, in addition to other services being offered.
Jeanette Rinna will celebrate the two-year anniversary of her shop, 4 Her Boutique, on Friday. But that's the last milestone that the store will see as it's going out of business at the end of the month. And that's OK with Rinna. "I was bummed out at first, but then I was OK with it," she said. "I can't sit here anymore. It has nothing to do with the store. I understand that you have to build a business, but I just can't sit here anymore." After some late night talks with her husband and some tearful soul searching, Rinna said, she toyed with the idea of moving the business, but instead opted to take it strictly online. Instead of operating a storefront business, Rinna will sell the same types of women's merchandise on her website. She …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sixty-five companies across the country were named as the "2012 Best Places to Work in Insurance."
Wyandotte's Daly Merritt Insurance has been selected as one of the "2012 Best Places to Work in Insurance." Sixty-five companies across the country received the honor, which is given out annually by the weekly newspaper, Business Insurance, in partnership with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm. "As employers compete for talent and strive to be an employer of choice, Daly Merritt Insurance is among the companies being honored for creating workplaces that do superior jobs of encouraging employees to thrive in a workplace they can love," the company said in a press release. Companies were judged through a two-part survey evaluation. One aspect focused on employees' workplace experience and company culture, while the other …
Friday, September 7, 2012
City officials are considering a plan for a boutique hotel moving into the city-owned Sears Building.
A luxurious hotel with up to 33 rooms could be coming to downtown Wyandotte. City officials are studying a plan that calls for a boutique hotel moving into the city-owned Sears Building at the corner of Biddle and Maple. At Monday night's City Council meeting, officials plan to consider changing a city ordinance that requires hotels and motels to provide parking for its guests. The current ordinance stipulates that hotels and motels with 15 or more rooms must supply parking. Officials are set to lessen that requirement and only force establishments with 34 or more rooms to provide parking. City Administrator Todd Drysdale acknowledged that the proposed change is in direct correlation to the plans for a hotel moving into the Sears site. "We…
Monday, September 3, 2012
The owners of Gibraltar Bay Alpacas on Grosse Ile welcome visitors of all ages to get up close and personal with their furry creatures.
Richard and Gail Steffke spend between 70 and 80 hours each week tending to an alpaca farm the two purchased in 2008, but they don't consider a single moment to be work -- in the traditional meaning of the word. "It's not a job," Richard Steffke said. "There's not a time clock out there. It's like, why be a parent? You have to do it everyday." In many ways, the Steffkes are parents to the 53 alpacas and one dog that live at the Gibraltar Bay Alpacas, 8545 Groh Road, on Grosse Ile. They wake up early each day, after sometimes getting as little as three hours of sleep, and feed and clean up after their "children." "It's a passion for us," Gail Steffke said. "We love the animals and we've turned our passion into a business." Richard Steffke …
Wyandotte business owner Jeanette Rinna of 4 Her Boutique says white can be worn anytime.