Friday, March 22, 2013
Agora Arts will offer aerial and music classes for students of all ages and experience levels.
A new aerial, music and creative arts studio is expected to open in Ferndale early next month. Agora Arts, located at 646 East 9 Mile Road in Ferndale, will open its doors April 8. The business will offer aerial and music classes for students of all ages and experience levels. The studio will feature classes in aerial silks, trapeze and lyra, as well as Kuratomi Shindo stretching, Tae Kwon Do, yoga, hooping and private and ensemble music instruction. Agora will be the first studio in southeast Michigan to of aerial classes for children, according to director Maria Bucco. "I have always wanted to create a program that could bring positive energy and positive people into my community," Bucco said in a press release. "I grew up playing in …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tokyo Sushi is now open at 1225 Woodward Heights in the former location of Pete's Place.
A new sushi restaurant is open in Ferndale in the former location of Pete's Place, which closed in late November. Tokyo Sushi is located at 1225 Woodward Heights and offers authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine for dine-in or carry out. It had its soft opening several weeks ago and is planning a grand opening party sometime in the near future. "I've been cooking for all my life," said owner and chef Chris Sayanthone. He says quality ingredients and excellent service are his focus. "We do our best to make our customers happy," he said. Tokyo Sushi has five other locations, including one in Royal Oak. Opening a location in Ferndale was a natural choice because of the "very friendly people" and because it's such a walkable town, Sayanthone said…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Canine to Five pet care facility opens at 2141 Hilton on Monday.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Canine to Five pet care facility is officially opening at 2141 Hilton on Monday, Jan. 28.
Ferndale's new dog day care Canine to Five officially opens its doors next week and is looking to be "more than just a daycare facility." The business, located at 2141 Hilton, had its soft opening this week and is having its official grand opening on Monday, Jan. 28. Canine to Five offers day care services for dogs and is planning to also offer overnight boarding by March. This is the second location for the business, which also has a location in Midtown Detroit. Founder and owner Liz Blondy said the Ferndale location has been receiving "an abundance of calls" in advance of the opening. "We are thrilled to see a demand for our service in the Ferndale market and cannot wait to introduce our award-winning business to new dogs," she said. …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Council approves redevelopment liquor license for Ferndale Public House at 241 W. Nine Mile Road.
A new Ferndale restaurant is in the works that aims to offer a unique and fresh dining experience in an open, family-friendly environment. Ferndale City Council approved a redevelopment liquor license Monday night for Ferndale Public House, a new restaurant being planned at 241 W. Nine Mile Road. It will be located in the former space of Josephine's Creperie and Bistro, which has been closed since January 2011. Ferndale Public House is being opened by the owners of Woodward Imperial, a new taco bar that opened earlier this year. Owner Jeff King said during Monday night's council meeting that the name Public House relates to what he hopes the new business will represent: community. "We are interested in community," he said. Though they will…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Sip and savor your way around Oakland County's new eateries and find out what's coming to town and which old favorites have closed.
If you're hungry for the latest restaurant news from around Oakland County, we've got you covered! Read on to find out what's new, what's closed, what's coming and more. [Do you have more restaurant news to share? Leave a comment!] Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville: The new restaurant offers a full bar, a pizza oven, an outdoor patio and an American menu with pasta, steaks, seafood, burgers and salads. Garage is open for dinner daily at 5 p.m.; it is expected to open for lunch by early December. The restaurant gets its name from the building's historic use as a gas station. It was first built in the 1940s as an Atchinson Gulf service station. The restaurant is located at 202 W. Main St. Hogger's BBQ in Berkley: The Southern barbecue…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The downtown restaurant marked its grand opening Aug. 4.
How often do you hear of a new restaurant already brimming with business - on a Monday evening!? Welcome to Ferndale's newest addition, the Local Kitchen and Bar, located on the northeast corner of Nine Mile and Planavon, formerly the spot of Via Nova. Categorized as "well crafted comfort", this restaurant serves food to satisfy not just every taste bud, but every budget as well. Whether you're in the mood for a grilled vegetable Panini on Ciabatta ($10), baked macaroni and cheese with buttered crumbs ($14) or a heavy pig platter, slow-cooked and seared ($24), the menu is bursting with variety. "Ferndale is a great urban community with a mix of people; business has been fantastic," said Rick Halberg, Local Kitchen and Bar owner. "Our goal …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The new casual restaurant at 344 W. Nine Mile Road opened Saturday.
Downtown Ferndale's newest restaurant opened Saturday promising "familiar food done extremely well." Local Kitchen and Bar has been taking shape over the past several months in the former Via Nove location at 344 W. Nine Mile Road. Rick Halberg, the owner and chef for Local, said on Friday he feels "fantastic" to be ready to open. "We're really excited to see what the community response is," said Halberg, who previously owned the upscale Emily's restaurant in Northville, which closed in December. "We feel really good about what we're offering, the place came out great and we're thrilled to get open." Local Kitchen and Bar features a wood-burning fireplace in front and space for outdoor dining. Halberg said he has hired 60 employees, many …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Have you checked out the new store in downtown Ferndale yet?
Found Sound opened last weekend in Ferndale in the former Mother Fletchers location at 234 W. Nine Mile. The new record store offers a large selection of new and used vinyl records, along with some CDs, DVDs, cassettes and more. "The vinyl is our focus," said store manager Chris Butterfield. Many of the records at Found Sound were salvaged from the remaining stock of area record stores like Car City Records and Record Time which have closed, Butterfield said. Read more about the new business here.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Found Sound, located at 234 W. Nine Mile Road, offers new and used vinyl records.
A new record store is opening today at the former Mother Fletchers location at 234 W. Nine Mile. Found Sound will offer a large selection of new and used vinyl records, along with some CDs, DVDs, cassettes and more. "The vinyl is our focus," said store manager Chris Butterfield. Saturday's grand opening will include a film screening for David Byrne's True Stories at 5 p.m. and live music starting at 9 p.m. Butterfield said the location is ideal for the new store. "The space is just like amazing, it's a perfect layout for a record store," he said. "I don't think there is a better place to open a store like this in Metro Detroit." Many of the records at Found Sound were salvaged from the remaining stock of area record stores like Car City …