Monday, January 14, 2013
Heading to the Plymouth Ice Festival this weekend? Here's what you need to know.
The Plymouth Ice Festival begins Friday, Jan. 18, in downtown Plymouth. Heading downtown? Here's what you need to know: Friday, Jan. 18 – 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event, weather-permitting. See the attached parking map for parking locations in downtown Plymouth. Roadside parking also available in adjacent subdivisions except where marked otherwise. See the attached walking map for a list of restaurants and shops to help find your way around downtown. Most of the festivities will take place in and around Kellogg Park, with a warming tent in the Gathering Pavilion. From the skating rink in Kellogg Park …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Pub crawl Saturday to stop at four downtown bars.
The 2013 Plymouth Ice Festival is still a week away, but downtown will get a taste of some early festivities Saturday with the Labatt Blue Frozen Pub Crawl. The pub crawl, which starts 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Panache 447 before moving on to E.G. Nick's, The Penn Bar & Grill and Sean O'Callaghan's, is sponsored by the Detroit Spartans, a Michigan State University alumni group. Emily Reetz from the Detroit Spartans said she hopes the event will "build energy and momentum" for the Ice Festival, which runs Jan. 18-20 in downtown Plymouth. While the event is open to the public, Reetz said her group is marketing the event to MSU alums throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties who otherwise might not be aware of the Ice Festival. "Hopefully …
Monday, January 7, 2013
First ticket free under new downtown parking policy.
First-time violators of downtown Plymouth's parking limits will receive a warning instead of an automatic $15 ticket, under the city's new parking fine schedule. The city unveiled its new schedule this year, which includes gradually increasing fines for repeat offenders. Here is a look at the new fine schedule, according to information provided by the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority: Overtime Parking Graduated Ticket - First ticket is free with each subsequent ticket increasing in value. It would be based on a 12-month period from the date of issue of the first ticket. There also will be discounts for those who pay their fines early and penalties for those who pay after an initial 14-day period: One year from the date violators …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Great Lakes Trivia events in area now branded as Sporcle Live.
Online quiz website Sporcle.com has bought Plymouth-based Great Lakes Trivia, a company that conducts live trivia in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota, according to a newsletter sent Thursday from Great Lakes Trivia. Beginning Jan. 7, all Great Lakes Trivia shows at local bars and establishments will be branded as Sporcle Live, the newsletter indicated. Sporcle is a popular online quiz website launched in 2007 with offices in Seattle and San Francisco. According to its website, it averages about 9.5 million visitors per month. Even with the new name, trivia patrons still will see familiar faces at their usual shows, however. "While Sporcle has indeed purchase the assets of (Great Lakes Trivia), fear not, as all the MCs and (Great …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Visions for Vacancies: Storefront alongside Grand Traverse Pie Company sits vacant.
Several storefronts in and near the Plymouth Township retail plaza anchored by Grand Traverse Pie Company sit vacant, awaiting new tenants. One property we're focusing on this week is the one located between Grand Traverse Pie Company and Batteries Plus. The space is ideal size for a retail establishment or mid-sized eatery. What would you like to see in this spot? Tell us in the comments!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Family-owned business has been in Plymouth community since 1983.
Laird Glass & Upholstery has set up shop at its new building at 42320 E. Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township, moving from its previous location just down the road in the City of Plymouth. Tim Laird, president of Laird Glass & Upholstery shares the story behind his business with Plymouth-Canton Patch. When did your business start?: 1983 How did your business get its start?: Five of the Laird brothers wanted to open their own business. Since then, two have retired from the business but Tim, Terry and Mike remain. How did you end up in Plymouth?: Originally located on Main Street in Plymouth, the Plymouth-Canton area was a growing, exciting community. What kinds of goods and services do you offer?: Commercial, Residential and Automotive …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Jay's Stuffed Burgers in Plymouth opened in October.
While having a scoop of mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese might make for a good side dish for a hamburger, Jay and Jon Kizy of Royal Oak are using such ingredients at their new Plymouth restaurant as the heart of the burger. Jay's Stuffed Burgers opened Oct. 1 at 600 W. Ann Arbor Trail in Plymouth, the former Zapatas Mexican Kitchen building. It offers gourmet hamburgers wrapped around a variety of fresh, premium ingredients for several varieties of stuffed burgers. Stuffed burgers differ from traditional burgers in that the ingredients are cooked inside of the burger, instead of being piled on top. "We just started messing around and one day I had watched this hamburger contest on TV and they were stuffing the burgers," Jay Kizy said…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Raw bar in downtown Plymouth is among the 10 best new restaurants in Metro Detroit, according to the Detroitt Free Press.
The Sardine Room in downtown Plymouth is one of the 10 best new restaurants in Metro Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press. The restaurant on South Main Street across from Kellogg Park shares a facility and ownership—the Yaquinto family—with Compari's on the Park and Fiamma Grille. Free Press food critic Sylvia Rector spoke glowlingly of the restaurant in her review: Stylish, sophisticated and fun, the Sardine Room might be the best-all-around new restaurant of the year. What I love is the originality and versatility of the well-executed menu, strongest on shareable raw-bar, snack and small-plate dishes. The business also was one of the attractions at Downtown Plymouth's Restaurant Week. Have you tried The Sardine Room? Check the …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Owner Mike Barwis previously worked as director of strength and conditioning for University of Michigan.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Submitted by Wes Graff: Barwis Methods Training Center cut the ribbon on its location at 44191 Plymouth Oaks Blvd. Owner Mike Barwis is the former University of Michigan director of strength and conditioning, including direct responsibility for the football team. Barwis also worked in the same capacity for West Virginia University and is a consultant to the New York Mets. Pictured are his staff and members of the Plymouth Chamber Ambassadors.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Kroger, Busch's Fresh Food Market in Plymouth Township each undergo facelifts.
Two Plymouth Township grocers' recent renovations could help provide a cornucopia of goods for local shoppers. A recently completed expansion to the Plymouth Township Kroger store, unveiled to patrons at a grand reopening Wednesday, increases the store's shopping space to about 80,000 square feet, allowing additional produce selection and a seating area for the in-store Starbucks. Just across town, Busch's Fresh Food Market is touting its own renovations, a complete reconfiguration of the store to expand its wine and produce areas, among other additions within the store's existing footprint. The store had its grand reopening in November. "It looks like we added 3,000 square feet," Busch's Store Manager Gary Winters said. "The owner of the …