Thursday, October 25, 2012
This week, we highlight a business owned by Lisa Shapiro.
There are many interesting businesses that call Northville home, from clothing retailers to restaurants to salons and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard. Each Thursday, we'll feature a new Northville business to learn more about its roots and more. This week, we feature Center Stage Dance Company. It is owned by Lisa Shapiro, who tells us more about it below. Q: When were you founded? We were founded in 1988. We are celebrating our 25th year with lots of fun events! Q: How did your business come to be? Our business came to be out of my and my mom's love for dance. I was teaching a high school dance program when I learned of a studio owner looking to sell her business. We started out in Walled Lake. Q: Why…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Main Street business is offering free crepe samples to Northville Patch readers who mention this story.
Aside from its fame of being featured in the popular horror movie Scream 4, The Next Chapter Bookstore & Bistro's owner is hoping the restaurant becomes as famous for its crepes. "We want to be known for crepes in Northville," owner Dan Comaianni said. "You'll find that as we progress, crepes will become more and more of the Next Chapter's emphasis on what we offer. It's not secondary. It's not something where we just have a crepe machine." The Main Street bookstore and bistro makes them from scratch, and still offers the more familiar sandwich and soup items on its regular menu. There are nine types of the French-style crepes offered at Next Chapter. You can check out the menu online. Last week, the business sold its 1,400th crepe since …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thirteen-year-old Sammi Yungman's shop will feature her jewelry line in time for holiday shopping.
New businesses come and go in downtown Northville. What's special about Samsational Jewelry – which is opening Oct. 12 next door to Starring the Gallery on Main Street – is that it will feature the designs of 13-year-old Sammi Yungman. It will be open until sometime in December. An exact date remains undetermined. Yungman creates necklaces, earrings, bracelets and belts. She may soon offer watch designs, too. "I just love doing it," the Hillside Middle School student said. "I like just putting myself into pieces. It's fun to watch people buy it and wear it. It makes me feel really happy and proud." The store will be located at 122 W. Main St. and will share half the space with Starring the Gallery, where some of her designs have been on …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The weekend festival promotes Michigan made products to help boost the state's economy.
The fourth annual Buy Michigan Now Festival is underway this weekend in downtown Northville. The festival runs through 5 p.m. Sunday and is a hometown celebration of “Buy Michigan Week.” With a little something for everyone, the festival includes sidewalk sales, entertainment, street vendors, activities for children and booths featuring Michigan-based businesses from across the state. Admission to the festival is free. HGTV celebrity Cari Cucksey was on hand during the festival on Friday to meet customers in her Northville Square shop, The RePurpose Store. Cucksey owns and operates the store and RePurpose Estate Services. Cucksey also hosts HGTV’s popular show, Cash and Cari, which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. local time. Samsational Jewelry …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The children's shoe store on Main Street opened in downtown Northville in 2006.
There are many interesting businesses that call Northville home, from clothing retailers to restaurants to salons and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard. Each Thursday, we'll feature a Northville business to learn more about its roots and more. This week, we feature Goody Two Shoes. It is co-founded by Julie Ardonis, who tells us more about her business below. Q: When were you founded? Goody Two Shoes was founded in 2006 by Dan Argonis and his family. We've been on Main Street ever since. Q: How did your business come to be? With two small kids (at the time) we were frustrated trying to find quality, durable and properly-fit shoes. After a 15 year stretch as an outdoor/adventure sport retailer and a …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
This week, we highlight the Piazza Dance Co. located at 42333 Seven Mile Rd.
There are many interesting businesses that call Northville home, from clothing retailers to restaurants to salons and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard. Each Thursday, we'll feature a new Northville business to learn more about its roots and more. This week, we feature the Piazza Dance Co. It was co-founded by Gina Piazza, who tells us more about her business below. Q: When were you founded? The Piazza Dance Company was founded in the spring of 1981 by 3 sisters; Marilynn, Denise, and Gina Piazza. Q: How did your business come to be? We three sisters were teaching dance at schools in West Bloomfield and Birmingham and decided to pool our talents and resources to form our own school. We opened at the …
The bridal store is moving to Plymouth's Main Street.
One of the two bridal stores, B. Ella Bridal, in Downtown Northville is moving. B. Ella Bridal is moving to 570 S. Main St. in Plymouth. Currently, the store is discounting items at up to 50 percent off. According to its Facebook page, it has another location in Ann Arbor. It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The remaining bridal shop in downtown Northville is Elizabeth's Bridal Manor.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This week, we highlight a home-based photography business owned by Northville resident Kelli Taylor.
There are many interesting businesses that call Northville home, from clothing retailers to restaurants to salons and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard. Each Thursday, we'll feature a new Northville business to learn more about its roots and more. This week, we feature Purple Tree Photography, a home-based business owned by Kelli Taylor, who tells us more about it below. Q: When were you founded? 2007 Q: How did your business come to be? Photography was always a hobby but I never took it seriously. I was working in advertising as an Art Director when I became friends with my wedding photographer, Heather Saunders, who encouraged me and then hired me to be her second shooter. I worked for her for a short …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The downtown Northville florist has won Patch's readers' choice distinction.
Friday, May 4, 2012
When it comes to flowers, Northville Patch readers have picked their favorite - Uniquely Yours, located on Center Street in downtown Northville. The family owned and operated flower shop won our Readers' Choice poll with 46 percent of the vote. Coming in second place is Donna & Larry's Flowers. According to the Uniquely Yours website, "We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect." Check out next week's Readers' Choice poll. We'll be asking you about your favorite place …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The gift checks can be used at some local merchants and farmer's market vendors.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Northville Chamber of Commerce has announced it will offer Northville Gift Checks. More than 60 Northville Chamber member merchants and vendors from the Northville Farmer's Market will participate. Here's more from a Chamber press release: The list of available items includes everything from apparel, jewelry and specialty stores to services, entertainment and restaurants. You can be certain you found the right gift since the recipient chooses where to redeem the certificates. Northville Gift Checks are available for purchase at the Northville Chamber of Commerce office (195 S. Main St.); a listing of participating merchants/vendors is also available for viewing on the chamber website, www.northville.org. You can customize your gift …