Monday, March 4, 2013
Ferndale boasts 18 winners in Real Detroit Weekly's annual listing of the Detroit area's best bars, restaurants and entertainment.
Many Ferndale businesses were named among the "Best of Detroit 2013" by readers of Real Detroit Weekly last week. The "Best Of Detroit" is Real Detroit Weekly's annual listing of the Detroit area's best bars, restaurants and entertainment. The list is released each February and this year 18 Ferndale establishments were included. "Best Of issue is a go-to guide, a collection, a historical reference for the things we’ve collectively excelled at and the advancements we’ve made as a community rich in food, ambiance, music, art and design," Real Detroit editors wrote. Here's a look at the 'Best of Detroit' that can be found in Ferndale: Best Bar Decor Bosco Best New Bar Concept - Imperial Best Sports Bar - Rosie O'Gradys Best House Music …
Monday, November 12, 2012
This 1,600 square foot property on East Nine Mile Road in Ferndale would be great for a ... you tell us!
Ferndale has a great mix of businesses, but is there anything missing? In today's Visions for Vacancies, we want to know what type of business you'd like to see at 207 East Nine Mile Road. This space has 1,600 square feet and is the former location of Serendipity Yoga, which has moved to Royal Oak. Anyone interested in leasing or buying property in Downtown Ferndale can contact the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority for a list of available properties as well as business start-up resources and assistance. You can also contact the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce. What type of business would you like to see occupy this space?
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The new downtown Ferndale restaurant is now open for brunch 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
A popular new restaurant in downtown Ferndale is expanding its hours to offer brunch. Local Kitchen and Bar, which opened in August in the former Via Nove location at 344 W. Nine Mile Road, started offering brunch this weekend. It is now open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays offering a brunch menu including French toast, eggs, omelets, scrambles, short rib hash, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit and more. Some lunch-type options like sandwiches and a burger are also on the menu, said general manager Kim Drouillard. After brunch ends at 3 p.m., Local reopens at 5 p.m. with its regular dinner menu. The restaurant, which offers "familiar food done extremely well" and uses locally grown foods, has a wood-burning fireplace in front and space …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ned Staebler, vice president for economic development at Wayne State University, was recently named chair of the council.
Top business executives in Ferndale will soon be joining forces with city administration and other regional economic development professionals to promote business growth as part of the Mayor's Business Council. The council will be led by Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter and newly appointed council chair Ned Staebler, vice president for economic development at Wayne State University. The Mayor’s Business Council was first announced by Coulter in his 2012 State of the City Address as part of his mission to make Ferndale “the easiest, friendliest city to open or expand a business in Oakland County." "The best way to grow our local economy is to leverage our local assets,” Staebler said in a news release. “I’m excited to help connect Ferndale's …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
More than 30 local businesses and non-profits showcase their Michigan made chops at the Great Lakes Showcase Monday.
Say "bye-bye" to foreign products and buy Michigan! That’s what the owners of more than 30 Michigan-based companies and non-profits are hoping customers will do. They featured their products at the Great Lakes Showcase at the Southfield Westin Hotel on Monday. “If Michigan people buy Michigan stuff, the economy will improve for everyone. It’s really simple and basic—but true,” said Rejeana Heinrich of Standish, MI, a self-proclaimed sisterprenuer, who in conjunction with her two sisters launched Michigan-Made.com, a website dedicated to selling only Michigan-made products. The Buy Michigan campaign, which is supported by Gov. Rick Snyder, has paid off for Michigan-Made.com, which has seen a 400 percent sales growth in the past year. In …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Downtown Development Authority’s IGNITE program, which offers business development and growth advice, returns after a few tweaks.
The stage of the Go! Comedy Improv Theater was all business Thursday night as local proprietors and entrepreneurs attended a lecture in the Downtown Development Authority’s IGNITE program series. The program allows business owners and those looking to start businesses learn how to develop and expand their company, as well as provide networking and brainstorming opportunities. Meetings are free and open to everyone. Chris Ramos, owner of The Night Move and volunteer for the Ferndale DDA and its Business Development Committee, recently restructured the program, adding guest speakers to its format. He said it was important to give more content that attendees could learn from and give them a reason to come, “other than to shake hands.” Jim …