Thursday, May 16, 2013
Cannon Park is now known as Starkweather Park.
Cannon Park, located on the corner of Farmer and North Mill Streets in Plymouth's Old Village, took its name from the old war cannon that sat there since 1967. But ever since the cannon was moved to the Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park several years ago, Cannon Park became known as "No-Cannon" Park. Earlier this week, at the request of Mark Oppat and the Old Village Association (OVA), Plymouth City Commission members voted to approve a name change resolution, renaming Cannon Park as Starkweather Park. "It's senseless to call it Cannon Park anymore, so I looked at it and thought, 'okay we should come up with a new name before anyone else does,'" Oppat said. Suggested names like Farmer Park and Gazebo Park were thrown around …
Monday, April 22, 2013
City Commissioners voted last week to amend the hours in the city's outdoor dining policy.
Old Village cafes like Hermann's Olde Time Grille will be operating a little bit longer this spring and summer thanks to a recent change in Plymouth's Outdoor Dining Policy At the request of the Old Village Association, City Commissioners voted to amend the city's policy to extend Old Village cafe operating hours to match those of downtown Plymouth, effective immediately. Cafes are permitted to operate from April 1 through Nov. 1 during normal hours of operation. However, Old Village outdoor cafes had to close at 10 p.m. while cafes in the downtown district were able to serve until 11:30 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and 12 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, according to City Manager Paul Sincock. "The history was that the more …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Police uncover large quantity of marijuana after receiving tip of suspicious activity.
Plymouth City Police on Wednesday recovered about 5.5 pounds of marijuana in a commercial section of Plymouth's Old Village, on Pearl Street, after receiving a tip about suspicious activity in the area, according to Det. Lt. Jamie Grabowski. In addition to the 5.5 pounds of cultivated marijuana, 38 live plants in various stages of growth were recovered, according to Grabowski, as well as marijuana-laced food and cooking ingredients, including candy marijuana suckers, butter and hash. According to Grabowski, the investigation is continuing into the activity that was taking place. This story was updated March 4 to include an approximate location of the incident.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Halloween events promise to scare up fun in Plymouth.
Two Halloween events promise to keep Plymouth in the Halloween spirit today. Plymouth's Old Village is scaring up some fun today with its sixth annual Halloween Haunted Block Party from 12-4 p.m. on Liberty Street between Mill Street and Starkweather. There will be costume contests for kids, pets and adults, as well as kiddie train rides, trick-or-treating, the Pumpkin Tower of Death, 50/50 raffle and pumpkin bowling. Early risers can don a costume and some running shoes for the Wicked Halloween Run at 7 a.m. today in downtown Plymouth. There will be a 10K, 5K and monster mile run, which all start and finish in Kellogg Park. Entertainment includes an onstage dance performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Building in Plymouth's Old Village sits empty. What should go in its place?
A large building sits empty in Old Village in Plymouth at Starkweather near the CSX railroad crossing, and we want to know your ideas to occupy the space. The former Foursight Creative Groupbuilding emptied out at about the start of the year and remains empty. The building is located at 900 Starkweather in Plymouth. Share your thoughts on what you'd like to see in this downtown spot in our comments. Do you want to see a retail spot, office space, another restaurant or coffee house? Let us know in the comments! Know about a vacancy in Plymouth or Canton you would like to see featured? Please tell us in the comments.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Vendors set up shop in Old Village, despite cold and wet weather.
Shoppers and vendors braved the cold, damp weather Saturday to check out goods at the Old Village Yard and Trunk Sale. The annual event in Plymouth's historic Old Village allows lawn sales or sales from trunks of cars at Station 885 restaurant.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Power was out for about 4 hours after wind gusts.
Power has returned to Plymouth's Old Village after homes and businesses in the historic business district went dark this afternoon. Nick Hermann, owner of Hermann's Olde Towne Grille, said power went out at about 4:15 p.m. At about 8:20 p.m., lights on all the adjacent businesses on Liberty Street businesses came back on. Many businesses remain closed for the evening. The source of the outage isn't yet known, but Hermann's employees say it likely was caused by high winds throughout the day. Patrick Kelleher, an Old Village resident, said the outage extended into adjacent neighborhoods. He said his power returned at the same time as the businesses. Hermann's opened its doors once power returned and evening trivia and other activities will …
Multi-family sales begin at 8 a.m. on April 28.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mark Oppat
Monday, April 16, 2012
Plymouth's Historic Old Village area will once again be hosting its annual Yard and Trunk Sale event from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28. This has become known as the one of the largest Detroit-area multi-family sales, in which more than 25 homes and businesses participate. Shoppers never know what bargains they might find in Old Village. In the parking lot of the Station 885 restaurant is the Old Village Trunk Sale, where anyone can rent a car space there for $10 a space and sell household wares, collectibles, antiques or whatever is legal to sell in Michigan. This part of the event is a fundraiser for the Old Village Association, which promotes and helps beautify Old Village. To reserve spaces, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Old Village is …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Great Lakes Trivia, based in Plymouth's Old Village, has expanded to other states since its inception three years ago as Motor City Trivia.
Walk into a local bar on a weeknight and there's a good chance you'll see patrons fully invested in a competitive game of trivia. It's part of a phenomenon sweeping the nation, and Plymouth's Great Lakes Trivia has made a name for itself in communities such as Plymouth, Canton, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Shelby Township. At these games, teams of players group together at bar tables, equipped with just beers and pen and paper — no computer or cell phone use is permitted during games — and wager points on challenging trivia questions that cover everything from science and geography to movies and sports. The company also has expanded into the Toledo and Cleveland markets for a total of about 90 locations between Michigan and Ohio, marking …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
New screen-printing shop's works can be seen around town.
Chances are, if you’ve strolled downtown this month you might have seen signs announcing Santa Claus’ arrival at Kellogg Park or if you’ve frequented Plymouth’s Old Village you’ve seen the Old Village logo emblazoned on the front of residents’ shirts. These, as well as official attire for several local businesses, including Liberty Street Brewing Company and Motor City Trivia, have been printed at Headfirst Printing, a new shop tucked away on Davis Street, a quiet Old Village street. Patrick Kelleher, the proprietor of the small business, set up shop Sept. 1 after building his Headfirst brand building websites and helping with marketing for area businesses. “It’s what I have known,” he said of printing. “I grew up around print and I came …