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Orchard Grove Tavern announces new ownership

A local hidden treasure is under new ownership. Orchard Grove Tavern announced this week that the business is updating their menu while keeping regular favorites. The restaurant is located at 19110 Middle Belt Road, adjacent to the fire station. (Photo/Yelp)


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

Published Thursday, March 12, 2020

A hidden treasure in the Huron Township area announced that it is under new ownership.

Orchard Grove Tavern has been a local staple for many years, and the new owners who took over the business recently say they will continue that tradition.

“We are very excited to announce new ownership of Orchard Grove Inn,” the business said on their Facebook page. “As the Denman Family move on to enjoy their well deserved golden years, they have passed on their legacy to our family. We look forward to serving all of you with the same passion, delicious food and outstanding service just as they have for nearly four decades. New and exciting things happening! Come on in to meet us and see while enjoying a great meal.”

The restaurant’s owners said they will be keeping the current menu while updating it by adding some new items to it.

“Seafood is still a staple favorite with a great selection of choices,” the restaurant posted.

They are located at 19110 Middle Belt Road, adjacent to the fire station.

Check out the business Facebook page for their hours and to stay informed on updates at the restaurant.


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Tiffany’s On The River, formerly Trudy’s Diner, to open in downtown New Boston


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

Published Feb. 10, 2020

A favorite local spot for a bite to eat is set to open soon in downtown New Boston, and the owners aren’t new to the area.

Tiffany’s On The River, formerly Trudy’s Diner, is slated to open in the same location in the near future at 37005 Huron River Drive.

The owner of the restaurant posted on the business’s Facebook page Monday afternoon with the announcement.

“I was able to get the building back where we were before. We will be reopening, I will post the date as soon as I have an in stone date,” the post said. “There is going to be one change, the name. It has been changed over to Tiffany’s On The River. We are very excited to open our doors again and see all of our wonderful loyal customers smiling faces. I look forward to this journey.”

Here is the entire post:

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BIGGBY COFFEE offering up free cup of joe to all law enforcement officers today


Posted by The Huron Hub on Jan. 9, 2020

On Jan. 9, BIGGBY® COFFEE is brewing up something special for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Across the nation, law enforcement officers, retired and active, will get a free 16oz beverage of their choice on us.

BIGGBY® COFFEE believes everyone deserves to build a life they love. Through community service, friendly coffee shops, and encouraging fundraising in their coffee shops, BIGGBY® COFFEE knows that building lives we love would not be possible without the sacrifices of our men and women in law enforcement.

That’s why this National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, BIGGBY® COFFEE is brewing up a special “thank you” for all law enforcement. As a way to say thank you for serving us, BIGGBY® COFFEE is serving all active and retired law enforcement one free 16oz beverage on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Thursday, January 9, at all participating BIGGBY® COFFEE across the nation. All you need to do is show a valid ID, and your drink is on us.

While it may be a small token of thanks, we hope that our nation’s active and retired law enforcement officers feel a little bit of love from BIGGYB® COFFEE as we strive to brew love into each cup we hand out.

Raise your lattes with BIGGBY® COFFEE on Jan. 9 as we say thank you to the unsung heroes of all of our communities.

Source: Biggby Coffee


 

A new opportunity for an old business: microgreens at Grass Roots Nursery

Seen here is a flat of earthy garnet amaranth surrounded by speckled peas microgreens that have a sweet taste and a nice crunch. Grass Roots Nursery in New Boston is entering their 47th year in business by launching a new gardening venture: growing microgreens. (Photos courtesy of Sam Bates)


Business profile submitted by Sam Bates of Grass Roots Nursery

Grass Roots is a name that has been in Huron Township for almost half a century. Starting off a
new decade has really put some things into perspective, and we would really like to share these
thoughts with whoever may be reading. We have survived off almost all word of mouth advertising since conception in 1973 and we are truly blessed to have such a loyal and passionate customer base and community. 2020 will be our 47th year in business and we have never been this excited and grateful. Thank you to anyone and everyone from the past, present and future who has kept this small family business alive. It quite literally means the world to us.

Starting as a tree and shrub nursery, we evolved into something else entirely over the years.
Our focus, as I am sure some of you may know, is waterfalls, koi ponds, landscaping, etc. Don’t worry, none of that is changing or going away. However, the seasonality of the current business doesn’t leave enough room for growth for our 2nd and now 3rd generation, so we are starting a new endeavor and would like to make our community and current customer base aware of this micro evolution to our company.

What’s new?

We are now growing microgreens! For those of you who may be familiar, these are different
than sprouts. As you read this, we have delicious, nutritious and beautiful microgreens growing
hydroponically. Our goal with growing these is to educate and supply as many people as we can with these tiny wonders of the world. Most are exponentially more dense in nutrition than their adult counterparts and have an insane amount of vitamins comparatively to most other foods in general.

Speckled peas microgreens seen here as they reach for sunlight. The yellow colors on the tiny foliage turn green as the plants get closer to harvest.

What kinds are there and how are they used?

Just like other veggies, there seems to be an infinite amount of microgreen varieties as well.
We are currently growing sunflower and pea shoots along with broccoli, radishes, tatsoi, kale and our own blends that we call spring mix and spicy mix. Just like each of the greens having their own nutrient and vitamin profile, they each have very distinct tastes that make them different. The versatility of microgreens is incredible, however I will share how we use them on a daily basis.

No need for hot sauce on your eggs in the morning when you have daikon or red Rambo
radish greens to add a bit of spice to kick off your morning. Broccoli and sunflower are both great additions to smoothies to add flavor and bunches of vitamins and minerals. Tatsoi has a mild taste with a bit of a peppery finish and makes for a great green crunch to sandwiches. Many people use these as garnishes to dishes for a bit of flavor, but our favorite way to use them is in higher quantities so we can obtain more benefits from the nutrition as well as their lovely flavors.

Broccoli and Radish microgreens (seen here) contain an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals, but what’s even better is their taste. These versatile greens can be added into an endless amount of dishes.

Questions, Comments or Concerns?

Like we said earlier, we appreciate our community, customers and everyone in between. The
least we can do for you, is answer anything you feel is left unsaid here.

Here is a link to the Grass Roots microgreens website.

Also visit the Grass Roots Pond & Garden website here, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

You can also call 734-753-9200 or email us at info@grassrootspondandgarden.com. We look forward to hearing from you and we wish you a great start to the new year.

Grass Roots Nursery is located at 24765 Bell Road in New Boston.

Article posted Jan. 6, 2020


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Chapp Oil hosting Christmas coloring contest for elementary school children


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

Posted Dec. 5, 2019

Chapp Oil is hosting a Christmas coloring contest for elementary school children.

There will be two categories – kindergarten through second grade, and third through fifth grade.

To enter, print the images below, or pick one up at the New Boston Chapps location or South Rockwood location.

Return the completed images to one of those locations by Dec 20 at 9 a.m.

Finalists will be drawn from each location and posted for voting.

Winners will be announced on Dec 23. Make sure to fill out all information the page to be eligible.


 

5 restaurants open inside Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal as part of $21M dining redevelopment plan

Five new restaurants opened inside of Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal recently representing the second part of a $21 million multi-phased dining redevelopment project. (Photos courtesy of Wayne County Airport Authority)


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

Posted Nov. 19, 2019

Five new restaurants opened inside of Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal recently.

The opening of the restaurants are the second phase of a $21 million dining redevelopment plan that includes 15 food and beverage businesses — some of which are Metro Detroit staples.

Related: Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal welcomes three new restaurants

The restaurants that opened recently include Starbucks, McDonald’s, Detroit-based National Coney Island, Common Grace Coffee Co., a local café specializing in the roasting of fine specialty coffees, MOD Pizza, a pizza chain that offers hand-cooked pizzas in just minutes.

“Detroit Metropolitan Airport is known for its many dining options,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “We are pleased to offer new concepts and even more choices for those traveling through our North Terminal. DTW is consistently being recognized for its terminal facilities, and our concessions are a key reason why. I’m confident our customers will enjoy the fresh appeal of our newest locations.”

The restaurants are operated by four concessionaires, including HMSHost, DTW North Partners, LLC, NAC-MAC Concessions, LLC and McDonald’s USA.

“National Coney Island is thrilled to be an ongoing partner with WCAA, and to open a new location in the North Terminal at Metro Airport,” said National Coney Island CEO Tom Giftos. “We are a Detroit-based brand that has always taken a tremendous amount of pride in our name and our presence here in Southeast Michigan. To be a part of the airport, which is a gateway to our city, is very special. As air travel continues to evolve in the coming years, we hope to bring a renewed spirit to the terminal and be an integral component of the world-class concessions program at Detroit Metro.”

The Airport Authority says to ensure a variety of food options are available for customers at all times, the transformation is divided into four phases.

The third phase of the redevelopment, which includes Pei Wei, Brioche Dorée, Chick-Fil-A and Anita’s Kitchen, is expected to be completed this winter.


 

Locally owned The Family Fridge Ice Cream and Eatery to celebrate grand opening Saturday

Owners Duane and Lisa Mendenhall are opening The Family Fridge Ice Cream and Eatery on Friday, with their grand opening event hosted on Saturday. The business will offer several different soft serve ice cream options and a full menu of food. (Photo courtesy Lisa Mendenhall)


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

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

The Huron area will have a new option for ice cream and food starting this weekend.

The Family Fridge Ice Cream and Eatery, a locally owned establishment, will offer soft serve ice cream and several different food options at the corner of Waltz and South Huron Roads.

The business, located at 22984 Waltz Road, is owned by Huron residents Duane and Lisa Mendenhall, and is in the former American Dairy Treats building.

The business’s first day open will be Friday, but on Saturday, they will celebrate their grand opening by offering free baby cones for kids under 10, and gift card raffles.

Business hours are 11:30 a.m. — 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. — 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. — 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Check out their full menu below:

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Detroit Metro Airport to host concessions job fair Sept. 14; public invited to attend

Three restaurants opened for business in June at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport’s North Terminal. The restaurants include: Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria, Air Margaritaville, Detroit Street Café featuring Zingerman’s Coffee, and Atwater Brewery. (Photos courtesy of Detroit Metro Airport)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019


Detroit Metro Airport is hosting a job fair on behalf of its concessionaires. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Nomads – 10100 Middlebelt Rd., Romulus, Michigan 48174.

Management teams from several concessionaires will be on site, interviewing candidates for full- and part-time positions in the McNamara and North terminals.

Opportunities are available at several retail and dining locations including EA Sports, Running Fit, Explore Afar, Cat Cora Tap Room, National Coney Island, Andiamo, Starbucks, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A and many others.

Staff from the newest restaurants in the North Terminal: Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria, Atwater Brewery, Air Margaritaville and MOD Pizza will also be on site conducting interviews.

Related: Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal welcomes three new restaurants

“One of the ways Detroit Metropolitan Airport contributes to our region’s economy is by employing more than 17,000 workers,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “If you want to join the team, meet people from all over the world and provide quality customer service, your next job may be right here at the airport.”

Job fair participants must be at least 18 years old and should bring two pieces of identification: a state identification card or driver’s license and their original social security card or birth certificate with seal. Any offers of employment will require successful completion of an airport background check.

“There are so many opportunities for employment and growth at DTW,” said Vice President of AJA & Associates and Joint Venture Partner Julie Anders. “Working at the airport offers a diverse platform for you to learn, grow and succeed. Attending the job fair may be the start of a new adventure.”

For more information, job seekers should contact WCAA’s Concessions team at (734) 942-3751, send an email to concessions@wcaa.us or text DTWJOBS to 31996.


 

Janet’s Village Shop hosting grand reopening on Friday in New Boston

Located at 37278 Huron River Drive, the shop, which was temporarily closed, will reopen to the public at noon Friday.


Posted Thursday, August 15, 2019


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

The hiatus is over — Janet’s Village Shop in downtown New Boston is hosting a grand reopening celebration on Friday, Aug. 16.

Located at 37278 Huron River Drive, the shop, which was temporarily closed, will reopen to the public at noon Friday.

The shop features several rooms filled with handmade and unique toys, gifts, and decorations for sale.

The shop will be open Fridays, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Refreshments will be served all weekend during the reopening celebration.

On closed days, shoppers can call Janet for an appointment at 734-753-4545.