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If you’re wondering why in the heck I’m writing about a 50’s-style diner nearly the farthest point south in all of the USA it’s because I’m hopeful that their outstanding track record will prevail here in Michigan’s Great Southwest once they open up shop in Harbor Country! A mutual acquaintance tells me that Ron and Robert are the new own-ers of the former Hannah’s Restaurant in New Buffalo. They have been working dili-gently to prep the building for their latest adventure in the culinary arts…and are appar-ently growing closer to an opening day very soon. I don’t know if this will be considered Harpoon Harry’s north or some equally fun sounding name, and am awaiting a call back with additional information to share with you, so stay tuned. Thanks to Serge Schillio for the lead on the story. On the north end of Harbor Country, there’s new management at Pablo’s Grill , and the restaurant at 12857 Three Oaks Road in Sawyer re-opened for business earlier this week. The Mexican restaurant caters to all ages, and sports a new look, a new feel, and an entirely new menu as well. On Friday and Saturday of this week (the 4 th and 5 th ) they are hosting Cinco De Mayo specials. The restau-rant is open daily from 11am until 10pm. They are just off the corner of Three Oaks Road and Red Arrow Highway. Heading north from Harbor Country to Bridgman you’ll also find new ownership of the former Young’s Yogurt Shoppe at 4514 Lake Street in the city. Mike & Irene Oman purchased the business last fall, operated things for a few weeks and then closed down for the winter once they got a feel for the renovations they wanted to make. In January, the couple began sprucing things up and affecting their alterations. They quietly re-opened in March with lunch service daily from 11am until 2pm Monday through Saturday. Following their painting, de-cluttering, menu revisions and a name change, the Oman’s opened up shop as Big O’s! They will be expanding hours now that May has arrived and extend even longer hours come full-tilt summer. They officially retired from the work-a-day world in September and a few short weeks later were in the process of buying Young’s business. Friends tell me that Irene is an amazing cook with a German heritage who brings great skills to the kitchen. Continued on page 8 M oody Pat Continued from page 8 Weko Beach. Check them out when you get a She makes homemade soups and surprise des-chance! browser to www.wego-delivery.com you will find serts, and Mike’s got a special chili recipe. My friend Ben Yacobozzi was destined They use Edy’s Ice Cream for soft-serve for greatness from day one when he brought to a growing list of local restaurants with which the products and are now featuring hand-dipped life his seemingly world famous Hot Dog Walter’s have an agreement. You can look at Schwan’s Ice Cream offerings as well. There Kart at the heart of St. Joseph’s central busi-their menus, make selections, click on your are a couple of tables for those who would like ness district , and now he has achieved great-payment method and have fast and efficient to dine-in and summer-time picnic tables out-ness beyond compare. I have never, in my life, drivers deliver your choices directly to your side are also options. You will find Big O’s just had a better hot dog than those produced by doorstep. Their baseline fee covers anything off the main intersection of Red Arrow Mr. Yacobozzi and his relatives who have up to seven miles from their Stevensville base, Highway and Lake Street in the heart of alternately operated the venerable Kart for and then there’s a per mile additional fee Bridgman, just blocks away from the popular nearly 29 years now. Not Gray’s Papaya in beyond that circle. WE GO service is available seven days a week during the lunch and dinner New York City, not Super Dawg in suburban hours with extended evening hours on Fridays Chicago , not even in my own mother’s kitch-and Saturdays. They operate from 11am until en. Nobody can top the Hot Dog Kart and now 3pm daily for lunch service and 5pm until 9pm he’s got the proof! Earlier this week The Hot for dinner with the extension to midnight on Dog Kart was inducted into The Vienna Beef Friday and Saturday. Becoming a regular could Hot Dog Hall of Fame! No other mobile hot pay substantial dividends as they introduce a dog vendor in history has ever attained that rewards program punch card that awards a free elite status. All other entrants in the Hall are delivery after five paid…and quarterly draw-brick and mortar stores of some nature. ings for repeat business incentives like flat Yacobozzi and his children have been an screen TV’s and other gifts. Troy tells me that iconic mainstay at the corner of State and they will also provide errand services and Broad Streets in downtown St. Joseph for grocery delivery as well. You can call 408-nearly three decades, and Ben’s grandson Nick 0324, but phoning your order will cost more is slated to take over the operation eventually. than simply placing it online at the address I Congratulations, Ben! You are dearly loved! provided above. You don’t even have to leave Elsewhere in the world of vendor your home to enjoy your favorite restaurant carts, Troy and Kendra Walter stuck their big meals now. toe into the world of business last summer with I don’t know if The Ideal Place in the a Sno-Cone Cart at Lions Park Beach in St. Benton Harbor Arts District will end up on Joseph. Enjoying that experience, the couple the delivery list, but they are now officially decided they would like to operate a year-open for lunch daily from 11:30am until 2pm round business and as a result they have given through the end of summer. During the week birth to WE-GO Delivery Service of of the Senior PGA Championship they will Stevensville. Their plan is to deliver hot and be open every day and will offer up a delightful fresh food from your favorite local restaurant • 10kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, 22kt & 24kt Jazz Gold Brunch on Championship Sunday. right directly to your home. If you point your Wednesdays might be a good day to check ‘em • Gold & Silver • Platinum • Diamonds • Estate Jewelry Continued on page 9 out as they offer half-off ribs and $2-dollar drafts! Coming up on Wednesday, May 16 th , • Dental Gold • Damaged or Broken Gold & Silver Jewelry they will host an Around the World Springtime Wine & Food Tour to benefit the • Sterling Flatware • Gold & Silver Coins • Proof Sets Susan G. Komen Cancer program of Lakeland Hospital from 5 until 8pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. You can get tickets at the restaurant or at Lambrecht’s Liquors in Southtown St. Joseph. More than 50 wines and special foods are in focus that day. You’ll find The Ideal Place at 212 Territorial in downtown Benton Harbor. Following a highly successful unveiling at the Box Factory for the Arts the colorful new book, “Tee Markers: Flame & Flower, Glass & Steel” is now available for sale. You can buy your Diamonds copy at Water Street Glass Works, The A Family Company With Expertise in Precious Metals, and Coins Pro Shop at Harbor Shores, or right there at the Box Factory. A special book signing event will take place at Forever Books in downtown St. Joseph on May 19 th and at the Benton Harbor Art Hop on May 25 th . Also on display during the Art Hop will be a new show combining the artwork of Kristin Hosbein and the photography of David Knight. Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm, Sat. 11am-3pm Mon-Fri 10am -6pm, Sat. 10am-3pm The show will take place at the 3 Pillars Gallery owned by Ken Ankli in the Arts  MOODY Continued from page 1 WE CAN HELP! NEED CASH? 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Ron Heck and Robert Cobb grabbed a little corner of Key West about twenty years ago and launched Harpoon Harry’s…an eclectic diner that is the gold standard for locals searching for the best breakfast in the history of man, closely followed by savvy travelers who are smart enough to find out where the locals chow down. It’s affectionately dubbed “the last diner in Key West,” and continues to draw rave reviews from most everyone who sets foot inside the building in the 800 block of Caroline Street. The breakfast biscuits are made from scratch seven days a week beginning at 6:30am and the day breaks with great promise. If you’re wondering why in the heck I’m writing about a 50’s-style diner nearly the farthest point south in all of the USA it’s because I’m hopeful that their outstanding track record will prevail here in Michigan’s Great Southwest once they open up shop in Harbor Country! A mutual acquaintance tells me that Ron and Robert are the new owners of the former Hannah’s Restaurant in New Buffalo. They have been working diligently to prep the building for their latest adventure in the culinary arts…and are apparently growing closer to an opening day very soon. I don’t know if this will be considered Harpoon Harry’s north or some equally fun sounding name, and am awaiting a call back with additional information to share with you, so stay tuned. Thanks to Serge Schillio for the lead on the story<br /> <br /> On the north end of Harbor Country, there’s new management at Pablo’s Grill, and the restaurant at 12857 Three Oaks Road in Sawyer re-opened for business earlier this week. The Mexican restaurant caters to all ages, and sports a new look, a new feel, and an entirely new menu as well. On Friday and Saturday of this week (the 4th and 5th) they are hosting Cinco De Mayo specials. The restaurant is open daily from 11am until 10pm. They are just off the corner of Three Oaks Road and Red Arrow Highway.<br /> <br /> Heading north from Harbor Country to Bridgman you’ll also find new ownership of the former Young’s Yogurt Shoppe at 4514 Lake Street in the city. Mike & Irene Oman purchased the business last fall, operated things for a few weeks and then closed down for the winter once they got a feel for the renovations they wanted to make. In January, the couple began sprucing things up and affecting their alterations. They quietly re-opened in March with lunch service daily from 11am until 2pm Monday through Saturday. Following their painting, de-cluttering, menu revisions and a name change, the Oman’s opened up shop as Big O’s! They will be expanding hours now that May has arrived and extend even longer hours come full-tilt summer. They officially retired from the work-a-day world in September and a few short weeks later were in the process of buying Young’s business. Friends tell me that Irene is an amazing cook with a German heritage who brings great skills to the kitchen.<br /> <br /> She makes homemade soups and surprise desserts, and Mike’s got a special chili recipe.They use Edy’s Ice Cream for soft-serve products and are now featuring hand-dipped Schwan’s Ice Cream offerings as well. There are a couple of tables for those who would like to dine-in and summer-time picnic tables outside are also options. You will find Big O’s just off the main intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Lake Street in the heart of Bridgman, just blocks away from the popular Weko Beach. Check them out when you get a chance!<br /> <br /> My friend Ben Yacobozzi was destined for greatness from day one when he brought to life his seemingly world famous Hot Dog Kart at the heart of St. Joseph’s central business district, and now he has achieved greatness beyond compare. I have never, in my life, had a better hot dog than those produced by Mr. Yacobozzi and his relatives who have alternately operated the venerable Kart for nearly 29 years now. Not Gray’s Papaya in New York City, not Super Dawg in suburban Chicago, not even in my own mother’s kitchen.<br /> <br /> Nobody can top the Hot Dog Kart and now he’s got the proof! Earlier this week The Hot Dog Kart was inducted into The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame! No other mobile hot dog vendor in history has ever attained that elite status. All other entrants in the Hall are brick and mortar stores of some nature.Yacobozzi and his children have been an iconic mainstay at the corner of State and Broad Streets in downtown St. Joseph for nearly three decades, and Ben’s grandson Nick is slated to take over the operation eventually.<br /> <br /> Congratulations, Ben! You are dearly loved!<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in the world of vendor carts, Troy and Kendra Walter stuck their big toe into the world of business last summer with a Sno-Cone Cart at Lions Park Beach in St. Joseph. Enjoying that experience, the couple decided they would like to operate a yearround business and as a result they have given birth to WE-GO Delivery Service of Stevensville. Their plan is to deliver hot and fresh food from your favorite local restaurant right directly to your home. If you point your Browser to www.wego-delivery.com you will find a growing list of local restaurants with which the Walter’s have an agreement. You can look at their menus, make selections, click on your payment method and have fast and efficient drivers deliver your choices directly to your doorstep. Their baseline fee covers anything up to seven miles from their Stevensville base, and then there’s a per mile additional fee beyond that circle. WE GO service is available seven days a week during the lunch and dinner hours with extended evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays. They operate from 11am until 3pm daily for lunch service and 5pm until 9pm for dinner with the extension to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Becoming a regular could pay substantial dividends as they introduce a rewards program punch card that awards a free delivery after five paid…and quarterly drawings for repeat business incentives like flat screen TV’s and other gifts. Troy tells me that they will also provide errand services and grocery delivery as well. You can call 408- 0324, but phoning your order will cost more than simply placing it online at the address I provided above. You don’t even have to leave your home to enjoy your favorite restaurant meals now.<br /> <br /> I don’t know if The Ideal Place in the Benton Harbor Arts District will end up on the delivery list, but they are now officially open for lunch daily from 11:30am until 2pm through the end of summer. During the week of the Senior PGA Championship they will be open every day and will offer up a delightful Jazz Brunch on Championship Sunday.<br /> <br /> Wednesdays might be a good day to check ‘em out as they offer half-off ribs and $2-dollar drafts! Coming up on Wednesday, May 16th, they will host an Around the World Springtime Wine & Food Tour to benefit the Susan G. Komen Cancer program of Lakeland Hospital from 5 until 8pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. You can get tickets at the restaurant or at Lambrecht’s Liquors in Southtown St. Joseph. More than 50 wines and special foods are in focus that day. You’ll find The Ideal Place at 212 Territorial in downtown Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> Following a highly successful unveiling at the Box Factory for the Arts the colorful new book, “Tee Markers: Flame & Flower, Glass & Steel” is now available for sale. You can buy your copy at Water Street Glass Works, The Pro Shop at Harbor Shores, or right there at the Box Factory. A special book signing event will take place at Forever Books in downtown St. Joseph on May 19th and at the Benton Harbor Art Hop on May 25th.<br /> <br /> Also on display during the Art Hop will be a new show combining the artwork of Kristin Hosbein and the photography of David Knight.The show will take place at the 3 Pillars Gallery owned by Ken Ankli in the Arts District. Both are good friends of mine and extremely talented artists in their media.<br /> <br /> On the heels of the newly opened Sears Hometown Store in the Orchards Mall comes news of a new clothing retailer Jimmy Jazz. The new shop effectively replaces the Man Alive store selling clothing for men and women along with casual and athletic shoes for men, women and children. Man Alive vacated the space by moving elsewhere in the Mall for a month, allowing for the new makeover, and when the store re-opened as Jimmy Jazz, Man Alive departed the center. Ron Williams makes the shift from managing the Man Alive store to taking the reins at Jimmy Jazz, which is part of a chain of nearly 125 stores across the eastern end of the United States. Based in New Jersey, the Jimmy Jazz empire was launched more than 20 years ago and is considered by many to be the leading urban fashion retailer in the nation. The shop carries such brands as Nike, Levi’s, Timberland, Ralph Lauren Polo, Adidas, and more.<br /> <br /> Assuming the paperwork advances, you Can expect to see earthmovers and structural steel arriving soon just south of Stevensville’s Hampton Inn. Plans are for a 19,000-square foot store from the Tractor Supply Company to be erected across Red Arrow Highway from Meijer, backing up to I-94 in Lincoln Charter Township. The nearly $2-million dollar project is slated to get underway in just over two weeks with a potential opening by mid-November.<br /> <br /> There’s a new shop in downtown Coloma.Now open for business is Back on the Rack Quality Re-Sale & Consignment. You’ll find them directly across the street from the Loma Theatre. The address is easy to remember, 222 N. Paw Paw…and they are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am until 7pm and Saturday’s from 10am until 3pm. At print time the shop sported 27 formal dresses ranging from $15 to $200 dollars in sizes from 4 to 20. You can reach them by phone at 921-2608.<br /> <br /> Construction is progressing rapidly on renovations at the Area Agency on Aging at 2900 Lakeview Avenue in St. Joseph. It’s the creation of a one-stop aging & disability services center adding 53 new jobs. As Mother’s Day approaches, the agency is inviting you to participate in this important endeavor by the purchase of a commemorative brick in honor of, or in memory of your special mom. The inscribed bricks will line the Legacy Walk around the outdoor patio. Bricks are just $100 each. For details call 983-0177.Www.areaagencyonaging.org Great idea!<br /> <br /> The local SCORE chapter will offer insights on the current state and future of nonprofit operations in a special workshop: Nonprofit Issues: Boards? Contracts?Leadership? Future? Answers! The event happens next Saturday, May 12th from 9am until noon at the SJ Public Library. Cost is $25 per person. Register at:<br /> <br /> If you’re ready to make the perennial garden of your dreams a reality the folks from the Shoreline Garden Club of Stevensville are conducting their Annual Plant Sale today, Saturday, May 5th from 9am until noon at Lakeshore High School at the corner of Cleveland and John Beers Road. Winterhardy, Michigan-grown perennials with proven success being grown in our area. Proceeds from the sale help fund the club’s projects.Make your neighbors green with envy!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…see you at the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade or Lake Michigan College Graduation and again Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 10 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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