Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Downtown businesses to offer deals, prizes.
Plymouth-area divas are invited to attend the 5th annual Diva Day on March 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in downtown Plymouth. The first 500 divas will get free hot pink boas. Come and do some spring shopping and get pampered. Little Divas and Diva Dogs are also welcome. Downtown Plymouth boutiques, salons and restaurants will present special offers, unique refreshments, and chances to win Diva Day prizes. Participating shops include: The event is free to attend. Look for the balloons. For more information call (734) 453-1540 or visit www.plymouthmich.org/events.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Plymouth-based print shop now offers custom phone, tablet cases in addition to printed apparel.
Judging by the size of the business' new facility, Patrick Kelleher has big plans for Headfirst Printing, his custom printing company. Previously located in Plymouth's Old Village, Headfirst Printing relocated this year to a sprawling industrial park space at 14680 Jib Street in Plymouth Township. While it's still growing into its new space, it already has tapped into new printing methods that allow a larger array of custom-printed promotional merchandise. One of the new additions is smartphone and tablet cases, both for wholesale buyers and custom individual prints through TheGreatCase.com, a new division of Headfirst Printing that allows customers to upload their own art and order custom-made protective cases for many of today's most …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Gym moved in 2012 from Old Village to historic downtown building.
When Crossfit Lower Town moved in 2012 from its former Old Village digs to the historic Saxton's Garden Center storefront in downtown Plymouth, owner Brian Schaefer said he wanted to keep the building's decades-long history intact. Saxton's Garden Center, a family-owned fixture in the area for more than 80 years, closed its longtime storefront in late 2012. Saxton's Power Equipment LLC, run by former employees of the tractor and mower shop, relocated to the rear of the building at 587 W. Ann Arbor Trail, which occupies the equivalent of two city blocks downtown. While the crossfit gym now occupies the former Saxton's showroom, the large Saxton's lettering on the rooftop that has become somewhat of a downtown icon will remain intact, …
Tyler Zonca of Specialty Pet Supplies in Plymouth Township reveals which ingredients to seek when finding food for Fido.
With so many brand-name selections and dogs' often indiscriminate appetites, it can be tempting for many pet owners to simply shop for the most cost-effective food to fill Fido's dish. But what is best for your dog? Tyler Zonca, dog food specialist at Specialty Pet Supplies in Plymouth Township, says pet owners should pay careful attention to the ingredients listed in many brands of dog food before choosing a food for their dog. Zonca says to look for meat as primary ingredients on any selection of food and avoid foods advertising soy, corn and what he considers "fillers." Because dogs digest foods differently than humans, he said, foods such as corn do not provide nutritional value to dogs, yet often are among the primary ingredients in …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Stephanie Saia of Plymouth invented wheeled carrier for lawn chairs, coolers.
Plymouth inventor and business owner Stephanie Saia is partnering with local schools and organizations, offering free embroidery on all orders of her product, the Chair-iot, according to a news release. The Chair-iot is a lightweight wheeled carrier invented by Saia in 2009 that can be used to carry valuables to sporting events, tailgates, parades or parks. Saia is offering free embroidery to personalize the Chair-iot to all local schools and organizations to kick off the spring sports season, the news release indicated. “As a mother, I’ve seen firsthand how supportive Metro Detroit residents are of the community, and I wanted to offer a way for local schools and organizations to show this support with even more pride,” Saia said in the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Retailer to close by the end of March.
Isabella’s Copper Pot will close its doors in downtown Plymouth at the end of March, according to the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority. The store, owned by Stacy Shafto and Doug Fopma, has been a fixture on Main Street in downtown Plymouth for about three years. The store will begin a 30 percent off sale, beginning Saturday. Shafto and Fopma will continue to operate their store in Gaylord.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Restaurant features East Coast-style sub sandwiches and fresh-cut fries.
Wednesday, February 13
Penn Station has cut the ribbon on its new Plymouth Township location at the corner of Ann Arbor and Sheldon roads in the storefront formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video. The eatery features an array of grilled East Coast-style sub sandwiches and fresh-cut fries. Cutting the ribbon on its new location were owner Stewart Napier, his staff, public officials and Chamber Ambassadors. Submitted by Wes Graff, Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce
Friday, February 8, 2013
Cold-pressed juice company offers raw options from downtown Plymouth production facility.
When one walks into Drought's downtown Plymouth building seeking a refreshing serving of juice, they might initially be taken aback by the stacked boxes and industrial surroundings. Co-owners—sisters Jenny, Jessie, Caitlin and Julie James and friend Bianca Colbath—explain that their building primarily serves as a production facility and less of a storefront. Their product, raw, cold-pressed juice, is made to order on two days' notice and the storefront, they say, isn't your average juice bar. Utilizing organic fruits and vegetables, Jenny James says, Drought caters to Plymouth's increasing desire for healthy, artisanal food options. The James sisters returned to their native Plymouth after years of working in New York City to find a more …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Michigan company creates the ultimate 'haircut experience' for men, now in eight different states.
Wake up. Shower. Eat breakfast. Drive to work. Work all day. Attend a meeting. Eat lunch. Drive home from work. Cook dinner. Take time out for family. Catch up on the computer. Go to sleep. Wake up and do it all over again. Life can get pretty hectic sometimes... and with all that hustle and bustle, how is a man supposed to find any time for himself to relax? Enter Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men. This Troy-based company is run by two guys who know what it's like to be constantly on the go. That's why at Lady Jane's, you won't find empty white walls, drab curtains and muffled music coming over the speakers. No, here, men will spend 30-40 minutes relaxing in a sports-like atmosphere, sprawled out in a La-Z-Boy Recliner, catching the latest …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Plymouth City Commission approved security measure at Jan. 21 meeting.