Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Plans for Nanna's Kitchen included 1200 square feet of additional space and 50 additional seats.
Plans to expand Nanna's Kitchen were canceled last Monday, according to a letter written to Wyandotte City Council members. In the letter, Restaurant owner Steve Mikhail said he would forgo the 1200 square feet expansion that would have included 50 additional seats at 2962 Biddle Ave. The plans included the purchase of a small piece of city-owned land near the restaurant, Mikhail said he is no longer purchasing the property. "After reviewing all aspects of this endeavor I have found that it does not meet with my goals both personally and professionally," Mikhail said in the letter. Mikhail could not be reached for comment. Mikhail planned to include an outdoor three-tiered fountain and a place for residents to play checkers made of solid …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Monica Gilbert came to Wyandotte and scored free Sanders candy for six of the children in her family. Who will be next?
Six children are sure to be pleased this Easter after Monica Gilbert of Allen Park won enough candy for all of them--and then some. The free candy giveaway at Sanders Thursday afternoon was part of a week-long promotion for Restaurant Week in Wyandotte sponsored by the Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority and the Wyandotte Business Association. Sanders store owner Tom Hervey welcomed Mayor Joseph Peterson, Director Natalie Rankine of the Downtown Development Authority and Wyandotte Patch into his store to surprise one lucky customer. Peterson paid for Gilbert's candy, which consisted of several chocolate bunnies and some other tasty treats. Gilbert said she comes to Sanders before each Easter holiday to stock up on sweets for her loved…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Firehouse Gallery & Cafe resides in a historic fire station, which also houses the Downriver and Detroit Business Association, at 2011 Oak Street in Wyandotte.
The pale, orange brick walls of a historic firehouse in Wyandotte were transformed Thursday with art created by local artists from Downriver and Detroit, for the grand opening of the Firehouse Gallery & Cafe. One of the gallery owners, Stephanie Mazza, 43, of Harper Woods, said the grand opening was a huge success. The Firehouse Gallery is located at 2011 Oak Street in the home of the Downriver and Detroit Business Association and features over 60 artists from the Downriver area--including some from Wyandotte. Mazza said she and her business partners, Laura Wyett of Dearborn Heights and Kevin Carnahan of Detroit, used the social media platform Facebook and the web-based classifieds service Craigslist to drum up art to fill the gallery. "…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Not all the furniture at White Furniture in Wyandotte is traditional. Some items have unique qualities that set them apart from all the rest.
Everyone has one. A chair only an owner could love. White Furniture owner Scott Jordan said he occasionally orders furniture that is as "ugly" as it is popular, and a green chair with matching ottoman currently on display fit that description perfectly. The chair by Klaussner, a furniture company out of North Carolina, has a green and gray floral print and costs $1,149. Jordan said the green swivel, recliner is his most popular "ugly" chair. He's sold out of it twice. If green isn't your thing, the chair can be ordered in more than 500 different colors and several different fabrics. To find out more about the most popular "ugly" chairs at White Furniture in Wyandotte, call Jordan at 734-282-2155.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wyandotte businessman Mark Hayes' $55,000 cash and quick close offer rejected; plan for Michigan-based coffee shop and ice cream shop is dead.
Wyandotte businessman Mark Hayes, 41, recently made an offer on the former A&W property in Downtown Trenton, but the offer was rejected. While he would not disclose the offer amount, Hayes said he offered the property owner more than $55,000, which is the price for which the owners paid for the property in 2009. "I made them a very lucrative, cash offer," Hayes said. "I was willing to close in two weeks and they rejected it." Hayes said the offer was rejected despite Trenton city officials' best efforts. "The City of Trenton was more than willing to work with me," Hayes said. "They want to see someone in that spot." Hayes, a regional manger for a cigar company and part-owner of Dotte Pub in Wyandotte, planned to turn the former restaurant …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Hood's Do-it Best is holding a kissing booth that gives folks a chance to kiss man's best friend.
Saturday is Dog Appreciation Day and Hood's Do-it Best is celebrating by giving customers a chance to smooch a pooch from 1 to 4 p.m. Hood's employees are setting up a kissing booth featuring dogs ready for kisses. Customers will receive a free Paragon Toothbrush Dental Chew and treats for all dogs. Customers are welcome to bring their dogs to the celebration. Earlier this month, Hood's hosted the fourth annual "Love Me Because ..." pet adoption event, which raised more than $12,000 for charity. If you smooch a pooch, take a photo and upload it to the site using the link to the right.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sparklez gift shop, which opened in May, sells a variety of handmade soy candles and other merchandise.
Marcos Aguirre, Sparklez owner, said the store has been selling many items for the holidays. "We have some unique gift ideas," he said. Sparklez opened in May in Wyandotte. They are located at 95 Oak Street. Aguirre said they sell handmade soy candles, Michigan-made food products, handmade jewelry, handmade soaps, photocards and a large selection of hair accessories. They sell jewelry accessories at $2 each, Aguirre said. Sparklez has seasonal candle scents and many others, he added. They also have candles representing local sports teams, like the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. "We have met a lot of great people in our customers so far," Aguirre said. "We would love it to get busier. Crowds of people are awesome. The more the merrier…
La Perle Hookah Lounge opened in August. The owners said they are happy with the business they have had so far.
La Perle Hookah Lounge owners, Sanaa Rizk and Anja Dinion, said they are pleased with their first few months of business in Wyandotte. The hookah lounge opened in August. Dinion is from Trenton and they decided on the location in Wyandotte with hopes to draw large crowds to their business. They are located at 121 Maple Street and are open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day. "Business has been very good," Rizk said. "We have seen an increase in familar faces, which means we have regulars and that is good." She said they have non-Wyandotte residents at the hookah lounge often. "We have people from all over the area. It's nice to know we're attracting some people not from right here. We have some regulars from Dearborn and other neighboring …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Country Enchantments is scheduled to reopen on Monday, with a celebration set for Nov. 16.
After a June 10 fire completely gutted Lions & Tigers & Beers Sports Club, business owner Mary Hall found out that her neighboring store, Country Enchantments, had suffered severe smoke damage from the blaze. Hall was forced to temporarily close her women's clothing store, which she has owned for 11 years, and is located two doors down from LTB's. She said all merchandise and fixtures inside were destroyed by smoke, and the walls, ceiling and floor were badly damaged, as well. “It was smokified,” she said of the building after the fire. “The whole store has literally been replaced.” Following five months of extensive repair work, which Hall said was covered by her insurance company, she plans to reopen her business on Monday. A grand …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Agave is at the location of the former Solero Cafe and is carrying some of the same food.
There’s a new Mexican restaurant at 118 Sycamore in Wyandotte, the former location of Solero Café. Agave is owned by Jim Marangos, of the former Solero Café, and a new partner, Jose Fernandez. Agave features some of Solero Café’s specialties, along with Mexican food. “We have an extensive Mexican menu,” Fernandez said. “Everything we make is from scratch. Nothing comes from a can.” At the grand opening on Thursday, the biggest compliment Agave received was for its enchilada sauce. The enchilada sauce features ancho peppers and spices and is very thick and rich, he said. The grand opening went very well, and Agave was almost full. “Everybody had a wonderful time,” Fernandez said. “I was very pleased.” Agave is a very family-oriented …