Category Archives: Businesses

Orchard Grove Tavern reopens


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub| July 13, 2020

After reopening under new ownership in March and then closing temporarily due to the pandemic, Orchard Grove Tavern at the corner of Sibley Road and Middle Belt has once again opened its doors to hungry customers.

Here is a messege from the restaurant’s owners:

Orchard Grove Tavern is reopened and ready to serve you. We are taking the utmost precautions and safety measures to ensure an overall enjoyable dining experience with your health in mind. For those who are not yet comfortable with dining in, saftey measures are still being followed and our full menu is available for carryout. Our hours are Tuesday-Thursday 4-9, Friday & Saturday 4 -10. Please stop in or call to place an order and support a local family-owned restaurant. We are excited to see you again, warmest wishes from all of us at Orchard Grove Tavern.

Initial article: Orchard Grove Tavern announces new ownership


 

For the Love Bakeshop to host pop-up shop in Flat Rock June 26-28

For the Love Bakeshop & Café offers an inviting space accommodating a wide variety of dining preferences from grab and go, to a place to meet up with friends and socialize, and even offers a private dining section for parties, meetings and events. Photo courtesy Michele Bezue.


For the Love Bakeshop & Café, a vibrant new bakery cafe opening in July at the corner of Telegraph Rd and East Huron River Dr, is the latest on a growing list of eateries and small businesses revitalizing the downtown Flat Rock community. The shop is driven by a sense of purpose around fresh, local, real food. For the Love offers an inviting space accommodating a wide variety of dining preferences from grab and go, to a place to meet up with friends and socialize, and even offers a private dining section for parties, meetings and events. 

For the Love will host a pop up shop June 26–28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily ahead of their upcoming July opening. Space is limited due to current COVID-19 regulations and guests will be served first come, first served.

The creators of For the Love hope to do more than just serve great food. From its beginnings, the shop has been designed to nourish the community in both body and spirit every hour that they are open. From staff whose mandate is to treat all neighbors with familiarity and love, to the authentic and natural food that is served, just as they would serve to their own families. Additionally, The For the Love of Neighbor program was an integral part of developing the eatery and offers a generous opportunity for guests to pay it forward when they can. Neighbors can support their fellow community members in need, by purchasing a Breakfast Break or Lunch with Love Benefit that a guest can use to pay for their meal whether they simply forgot their wallet or truly don’t know where their next meal will come from. The business will even share in the cost by offering a discount for any neighbors who choose to share the love. 

“It’s definitely something that’s close to home,” says Nichole Kahl, For the Love’s General Manager, “It’s a great feeling paying your bills on time, but sometimes your food runs out before your next check and that’s ok, it happens.  Our FTLON benefit is there to help those who are in need, in any way!”

For the Love uses Ingredients that are local whenever possible and always the highest quality and the fare is multicultural, based on the creators’ life experiences around the world. The menu includes a variety of breakfast, lunch and bakery items, handcrafted fresh daily. Gourmet sandwiches, refreshing salads, indulgent bakery goods including cakes, brownies, pastry, cookies and more are just some of what you will find on the counter and in the pastry case. An elevated coffee program includes coffee from several metro Detroit roasters, including the new Flat Rock roaster, Hooked on a Bean. For events and meetings, For the Love offers a full catering menu, which can be served in-house, picked up or delivered to your office or home. 

Menu favorites include the, always popular, Black Velvet Cake with Bruleed House-made Marshmallow and Double Cocoa Brownies that your mouth just will not believe. For breakfast, there is an unforgettable variety of bread and muffins in flavors like Morning Glory Banana and Lemon Thyme, as well as savory favorites like Bacon and Egg Brioche Buns and Kale Cheddar Sausage & Egg Muffins. The lunch menu boasts a variety of individual pizzas, scratch-made soups and sandwiches and baked treats like beef bourguignon pot pie and more.

For the Love Bakeshop & Café is located at 28773 Telegraph Rd in the former Premion building, newly rehabbed and home to several new and exciting Flat Rock businesses. The shop will open for carryout and delivery plus limited seating and events in July from 11 am – 6 pm. Keep up on progress and Grand Opening announcement at www.forthelovecafe.com and on social media on Facebook and Instagram as @forthelovecafe. Contact For the Love at 734.210.0290 and email at info@forthelovecafe.com.

Article submitted by: Michele Bezue


 

Dreamstreet Realty opens in downtown New Boston

Dreamstreet Realty opened recently at 36974 Huron River Drive in downtown New Boston. Photo courtesy Brandy Sayger.


Posted Friday, June 12, 2020

Dreamstreet Realty is beyond excited about opening up in downtown New Boston!

We are a family brokerage that serves all of southeast Michigan. We come from five generations and a century of real estate experience and wisdom dating back to 1922.

It is our dream to continue the tradition of trust and excellence before us while continuing to grow and stay on the modern edge of real estate.

We would love to assist you when buying or selling your home. We make realty dreams a reality!

Brandy Sayger, Broker
Dreamstreet Realty

Dreamstreet Realty is located at 36974 Huron River Drive. You can contact their office at 734-606-5333.


 

Huron Township bars and restaurants open for dine-in service


Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub| June 11, 2020 

Huron Township bars and restaurants have announced they are open for dine-in service.

On June 1, Governor Whitmer announced that bars and restaurants could reopen following a forced closing in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Restaurants that open will be required to maintain additional safety measures and guidelines, including a capacity limit inside of the business.

Some local restaurants have posted on social media that they are now open for dine-in.

 

A phone call to Woodside Meadows golf course confirmed that they are also open for dine-in service. The business does not operate a social media page. They are located at 20820 Inkster Road.

This article will be updated regularly. If you own or operate a local restaurant that’s not included here, please email your information to Editor@HuronHub.com


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657 bar, restaurant owners across state receive $3.3M in relief through liquor commission buyback program

The program offered bars and restaurants a 100% cash buyback to on-premise liquor licensees for spirits they had ordered from the Commission prior to March 16, 2020. (Huron Hub file photo)


Posted by The Huron Hub | May 1, 2020

More than $3.3 million in financial relief is going to 657 bar and restaurant owners across the state – a financial lifeline averaging over $5,000 for hard-hit hospitality businesses, Gov. Whitmer announced today.

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is administrator of the governor’s spirits buyback program.

“I know the financial losses have been incredibly devastating to business owners in the hospitality industry during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Whitmer. “I am pleased that through this innovative program, we can provide much-needed cash to hundreds of Michigan’s bars and restaurants that are struggling right now, to help tide them over until they’re open for business again.”

Pursuant to the governor’s Executive Order 2020-46, the program offered a 100% cash buyback to on-premise liquor licensees for spirits they had ordered from the Commission prior to March 16, 2020.

Licensees actually keep possession of the products the Commission bought back, with no bottles being picked up.

Bars and restaurants have 90 days after emergency declarations are lifted to repurchase the inventory by selling it when they’re back open for business and pay the Commission back interest free.

“The Commission is proud to be a part of the governor’s one-of a kind liquor buyback,” said MLCC Chair Pat Gagliardi. “We’re extremely pleased to provide these neighborhood bars and restaurants across Michigan a financial lifeline they can count on in these uncertain times.”

Eligible licensees applied for the spirits buyback program directly through the MLCC from April 14-24. Once applications were approved by the MLCC, checks were issued to licensees from the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Dine-in services of all bars and restaurants in the state were suspended on March 16 by Executive Order as the coronavirus outbreak continued to spread.


Drake Lambert of Huron Township sells signs to support local business during pandemic

Drake Lambert, 10, lives in Huron Township and has been a fan of Schwartz’s Greenhouse his whole life. He is selling signs locally, to support the business. Proceeds from the sales will buy Schwatz’s Greenhouse employees a catered meal once all the signs are sold. (Photo courtesy of Monica Sharf)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published May 4, 2020

Drake Lambert of Huron Township wanted to give back to his community during the uncertain times and even encourage a few smiles along the way.

Drake, 10, has always been a big fan of Schwartz’s Greenhouse, said his mom, Monica Sharf.

To show and build support for a local business during the pandemic, Drake had signs printed to show support for Schwartz’s and has sold them to anyone locally who wants to display one in their yard.

“If you know Drake then you know he tells everyone his first job will be at Schwartz’s Greenhouse, so it was a no brainer when he picked their business to give back too,” Sharf said in a social media post. “Schwartz’s Greenhouse has been a staple in our community for over 60 years. They do countless fundraisers to help support our sports teams and schools. Drake has decided to sprinkle our community with these awesome signs to show Schwartz’s Greenhouse just how much our community loves them.”

Anyone who wants to purchase a sign from Drake can message Monica Sharf on Facebook.

The signs are $20 and they will deliver the signs locally.

“50% pays for the sign and the other 50% Drake will be used to do something special for Schwartz’s Greenhouse and all of their amazing staff,” Sharf said.

She said Drake has decided to use the funds to buy a catered lunch for all the staff at the greenhouse.


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Local greenhouses set to open during pandemic with safety measures in place

In this Huron Hub file photo, daisies soak up the bright light inside of Schwartz’s Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Road. Schwartz’s is among several area greenhouses and growers who are planning on opening soon and have plans in place to do business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Scott Bolthouse)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 26, 2020

Winter is quickly fading away and that means thousands of green thumbs everywhere are ready to get dirty, and countless local growers are ready to sell their products.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced all non-essential businesses to close in March, greenhouse owners and customers alike worried about the upcoming growing season.

Last week, Gov. Whitmer eased restrictions on some businesses, including greenhouses and growers.

With the new regulations in place, local greenhouses have said they are getting ready to open with new safety measures in place for customers and employees.

Block’s Greenhouse in Romulus posted on their Facebook page some of their plans to sell plants during the pandemic.

The business did not post an opening date yet but said to stay tuned.

“Our plans to create a safe shopping environment. We will be limiting the number of shoppers in the store at any one time. There will be special hours for seniors and the vulnerable population. Face masks will be required per Governor Whitmer’s order. We will also be extending our selling season. We will continue planting so we have a good selection of flowers and vegetable plants,” their post said.

Schwartz’s Greenhouse in Huron Township announced recently that they would be launching online ordering system, curbside pickup for customers this season with a May 1 planned opening date.

“This program will start hopefully May 1st or when the Stay Home Stay Safe order is lifted,” the business said in a Facebook post.

“We have also reduced display carts and benching to encourage more space for our customers to practice social distancing for those that still want to browse and pick their own items.We will have one way aisles in order to help flow and congestion helping us practice our best social distancing as a community.Our plan is to implement handheld checkout machines which should help ease congestion at the checkout area. As of now we are planning on having dedicated shopping hours for our senior community to help our most vulnerable community members stay as safe as possible…Stay tuned for more details on that as well,” Schwartz’s said.

Kurtzhal’s Greenhouse, 27098 Sibley Road, posted on their social media that they plan to open on May 1.

Vena’s Greenhouse, 20935 Martinsville Road, also said they are opening on May 1.

Normal business hours are in full swing at Grass Roots Pond and Garden, 24765 Bell Road, according to their Facebook post.

If you own or operate a greenhouse near Huron Township and want to be added to this list, please email ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com


 

Schwartz’s Greenhouse to launch online ordering system, curbside pickup for customers this season


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 7, 2020

A popular local greenhouse is designing a new way to sell their products this spring and summer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schwartz’s Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Road, told customers in a Facebook post Thursday that the business is going to implement online ordering and curbside pickup this season.

“As of right now we are in the final stages of implementing an online ordering system through our website,” the Facebook post said. “This is an exciting thing we are going to offer to you to help practice our best social distancing as a community as possible. It’s important that we all do our part responsibly and we feel by doing this and limiting the amount of interaction between people while still providing you all your products as efficiently as possible is an exciting thing.”

Schwartz’s said they are planning to have the system ready by May 1 and they plan to open the greenhouses around the same time, but customers should check the business’s Facebook page for updates.

Visit their website at schwartzgreenhouse.com or visit their Facebook page at this link.


 

Charter offers free internet access for 60 days to new K-12 and college student households


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 3, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, those adhering to the stay home order are relying on internet more than ever to work, continue schooling, and for general entertainment.

Charter says the company will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.

The offer is for any service level up to 100 Mbps and installation fees will be waived for new student households.

To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.

Additionally, Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.

Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

Charter will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees, according to the company.

As the country works collaboratively to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends.

Charter’s says their advanced communications network ensures more than 29 million customers–including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses–maintain the connectivity they rely on.

The company says their network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage.

Charter says it will continue to closely monitor the situation and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity.

Charter added that they have extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all our customers and employees.


 

Dollar General: first hour open dedicated to senior customers

(Photo courtesy Dollar General)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Monday, March 16, 2020

Dollar General announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, as well as amend store operating hours beginning tomorrow, starting March 17.

“In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors. We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities. We are proud to live our mission and provide customers with everyday low prices on the household essentials that are used and replenished most often.”

Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Dollar General says the company wants to provide these at-risk customers with the ability to purchase the items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods.

Other customers are encouraged to plan their shopping trips around this window of time to allow the most susceptible customers in our communities the ability to shop during the first hour that stores are open.

Additionally, all stores plan to close one hour earlier than current close times to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves, as well as for their health and wellbeing. Stores will continue to maintain current opening hours. Normal operating hours by individual store locations are available here.

Dollar General says their stores remain committed to providing customers and employees with a safe, clean and pleasant shopping environment at all stores and seeks for customers to feel confident when shopping its stores.