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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer New Patient Spinal Decompression $47 (regularly $250) 269.408.8439 • 3134 Niles Rd. St Joe, MI For a limited time only, Now until June 1st 2012 Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 26, 2012 May 26, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 21 Moody on The Market T wo dynamic talents in the world of great food in our region are merging enterprises to become a ver-itable powerhouse whether you’re taking your hunger to them or bringing their culinary exper-tise directly to you. Larry Schuler, owner and operator of Schu’s Grill & Bar in downtown St. Joseph and Julie O’Malley, owner and operator of Expression’s Café in downtown Benton Harbor have teamed up to allow Schu’s to greatly expand into the catering industry in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Larry tells me that he wanted to continue to build upon the great food and tremendous service of Schu’s while responding to client requests for on-site services and, “Julie’s enthusiasm and passion for food,” and her “rare and special talents will enable the Schu’s team to fulfill the next logical steps in our strategic focus and brand develop-ment both locally and regionally.” An unfortu-nate consequence in the equation is the resulting closure of Expression’s Café. Julie tells me that she is, “very excited to be given the opportunity to focus on something I am truly passionate about, and I want my friends and patrons of the café to understand that this is a tremendous opportunity.” She welcomes you to Schu’s and sincerely appreciates the support you all have shown her for so many years. Expression’s Café was due to close their doors at the close of busi-ness on Friday, May 25 th . When one door closes, however, typically a new one opens and this could actually turn into a tremendous opportu-nity for someone to purchase one or two existing businesses with the assets of Expression’s Café or Julie’s custom framing business. If you are interested in either or both of Julie’s enterprises and the equipment to run them, you are invited to contact her at expressionscafe213@gmail.com or at jomalley@schus.com to learn more about the opportunities. Julie will take a brief respite to recharge her batteries and will join the team at Schu’s officially in mid-June. Congratulations to everybody concerned as another dynamic duo has been added to the culinary scene on the shores of Lake Michigan! A couple of blocks away in downtown St. Joseph, The Buck Burgers & Brew opened several weeks ago to substantial crowds and things have gotten increasingly bigger. Owner Ken Kozminski is already re-investing into his business as a result of the overwhelming demand for craft beers. Based on that strong demand, Ken tells me The Buck has expanded their tap handles and now offers at least 24 different beer selections on draft. That’s in addition to the more than three-dozen bottled beers in The Buck bailiwick. Certainly puts the exclamation point on Brew in their retro-name. The craft beer selection will continue to change with the sea-sons and more than 70% of his tap handles will continue to feature Michigan-made beers. Speaking of Michigan-made, don’t forget that next Saturday morning Lynne Christiano and her crew at Purely Michigan, just a couple Continued on page 10 M oody Pat Continued from page 1 Contrary to some apparently mistaken flavor options will be posted on their Facebook of doors north of The Buck in downtown St. page throughout the summer. Congratulations to impressions, Nye’s Apple Barn on Niles Road Joseph, will be cutting the ribbon on their unique Liz & Emily for another page in their expanding in St. Joseph is very much alive, and working new store that sells only products made in book of business! diligently against several odds. Angela Michigan or created by Michigan people. You Growth is also driving the relocation of Thompson and her brother Chris Lattak are the should find her doors already open in the days Midwest Recording Company of Benton children of the Nye’s Apple Barn founders ahead of the ribbon…so give it a try right there Harbor. After being forced by unforeseen cir-Jacquelyn Nye and the late Dale Nye. When in the 400 block of State Street. cumstances to close up shop some time ago fol-Dale passed in 2004, Chris left his legal practice Continuing up the block and around the lowing five years in the business, studio owner in Toledo and Angela left retail work in corner of State and Broad Streets you’ll almost Bill Taschereau has re-opened operations in a Indianapolis to return home to run the family be able to follow your nose to the delicious offer-new locale at 1331 South M-139 in Benton farm and the barn operation. In 2010 they ings of Mimi’s Cupcakes as their newest ven-Harbor, across from the home of the former bought the majority of the farm property and rent ture appropriately dubbed Mimi’s Cupcakes on Mike Young Surplus . He has re-established his the remainder from relatives. Apparently, some Wheels arrives on the scene ! A colorful new full-service recording studio and record com-people thought they had closed for good last fall mobile truck will help eager Mimi’s fans to get pany, where he offers recording, mixing, master-when they took down the sign and removed the their fix in the parking lot behind Ryebelle’s and ing, duplication, consultation, production and straw castle out front. Turns out a windstorm Cabana’s alongside the bikes, surreys and scoot-more. He has worked with individual musicians, had split the sign in half and toppled part of the ers of Scooter Joe’s. Tentative summer hours rappers, rockers, R&B singers and more from castle, so they decided to renovate the sign and for this tasty Tradition new mobile – version will run Napier For 32 years, Gold in has been Southwest foremost gold, plan something different for out front this year. locals to clients Detroit, Chicago, Indiana, Michigan’s Wednesday through Friday from 11am until Ohio and elsewhere. He has occasionally pro-Add in the rough and tumble destruction of the silver, diamonds and precious metal buying business, consistently offering top dollar 7pm, Saturdays from 9am until 7pm, and Sundays duced radio commercials for local businesses in fruit crop freezes last month and its becoming an from noon until 5pm. customers. Naturally, if they get the area, too. If you’ve got a project you’d like increasingly challenging year. When you throw to their swamped and sell out, they will have to close to consult Bill on, you can call him at 269-325-in the impending ten-week closure of the Niles early on such days and retreat to their kitchens to 4111 or at www.midwestrecordingllc.com. Good Road bridge over I-94 things get critical. Despite make fresh new batches for the – next day. Daily Excellence Napier Gold luck, is not a pawn shop or a faceless out of town mail-in business. the construction they will be open for business Bill…and welcome back! MOODY TRADITION, EXCELLENCE, HONOR... NAPIER GOLD. and are up a metals, stand at the corner of But, they are two generations of a family company with expertise in setting precious Glenlord and Hollywood to help fill the gap. diamonds, and coins. Right now they have hanging baskets, planters, Honor – Napier Gold takes pride members with integrity and honesty • 10kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, 22kt & 24kt Gold WE BUY: asparagus and some other vegetables. They also have jams, jellies, community syrups, honey and lots more in consistently serving their fellow for sale. For now they are open 10am until when assessing their valuable 5:30pm items. every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Once strawberry season arrives, they’ll be open from 9am until 6pm daily. Today and tomorrow (the 26 th and 27 th ) they are also hosting a Hot Dog Cookout, Bake Sale and Donation Drive for the Humane Society of SW Michigan. Stop by and help a good cause! • Gold & Silver • Platinum • Diamonds • Estate Jewelry • Dental Gold • Damaged or Broken Gold & Silver Jewelry • Sterling Flatware • Gold & Silver Coins • Proof Sets Thinking about selling your valuable items? Talk to Napier Gold They offer top dollar, hands down. Their customers tell them so every day! YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR OVER 30 YEARS! NAPIER GOLD A Family Company With Expertise in Precious Metals, Diamonds and Coins JEWELRY REPAIR & RING SIZING AVAILABLE! 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS 2616 Niles Ave., St. Joseph Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm, Sat. 11am-3pm 1261 Napier Ave., Benton Harbor Mon-Fri 10am -6pm, Sat. 10am-3pm 269-983-2500 269-927-4012 Th additio house a cially k Beach, space f the usu burgers the for strawbe no stran the lon is hous of Brid featurin for bea W Advan Harbo pattern enjoyed sales an for hom his pre vices, n can fin across can rea www.a Sh near f Allegre back fo from h Arkan Archit won a p Fay Jo Allegre of Arc private John no a Meri spring. the exi careful recogni to do it Th St. Jos cept to The loc Superm by Chr While t a critica work to conditi ahead. enrollin Grange ments a Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Martin’s Super Markets • Ace Hardware • Siemans Automotive Market Place Inserts may vary by Zip Code MOODY Continued from page 12

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Two dynamic talents in the world of great food in our region are merging enterprises to become a veritable powerhouse whether you’re taking your hunger to them or bringing their culinary expertise directly to you. Larry Schuler, owner and operator of Schu’s Grill & Bar in downtown St. Joseph and Julie O’Malley, owner and operator of Expression’s Café in downtown Benton Harbor have teamed up to allow Schu’s to greatly expand into the catering industry in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Larry tells me that he wanted to continue to build upon the great food and tremendous service of Schu’s while responding to client requests for on-site services and, “Julie’s enthusiasm and passion for food,” and her “rare and special talents will enable the Schu’s team to fulfill the next logical steps in our strategic focus and brand development both locally and regionally.” An unfortunate consequence in the equation is the resulting closure of Expression’s Café. Julie tells me that she is, “very excited to be given the opportunity to focus on something I am truly passionate about, and I want my friends and patrons of the café to understand that this is a tremendous opportunity.” She welcomes you to Schu’s and sincerely appreciates the support you all have shown her for so many years. Expression’s Café was due to close their doors at the close of business on Friday, May 25th. When one door closes, however, typically a new one opens and this could actually turn into a tremendous opportunity for someone to purchase one or two existing businesses with the assets of Expression’s Café or Julie’s custom framing business. If you are interested in either or both of Julie’s enterprises and the equipment to run them, you are invited to contact her at expressionscafe213@gmail.com or at jomalley@schus.com to learn more about the opportunities. Julie will take a brief respite to recharge her batteries and will join the team at Schu’s officially in mid-June. Congratulations to everybody concerned as another dynamic duo has been added to the culinary scene on the shores of Lake Michigan!<br /> <br /> A couple of blocks away in downtown St. Joseph, The Buck Burgers & Brew opened several weeks ago to substantial crowds and things have gotten increasingly bigger. Owner Ken Kozminski is already re-investing into his business as a result of the overwhelming demand for craft beers. Based on that strong demand, Ken tells me The Buck has expanded their tap handles and now offers at least 24 different beer selections on draft. That’s in addition to the more than three-dozen bottled beers in The Buck bailiwick. Certainly puts the exclamation point on Brew in their retro-name. The craft beer selection will continue to change with the seasons and more than 70% of his tap handles will continue to feature Michigan-made beers.<br /> <br /> Speaking of Michigan-made, don’t forget that next Saturday morning Lynne Christiano and her crew at Purely Michigan, just a couple Of doors north of The Buck in downtown St. Joseph, will be cutting the ribbon on their unique new store that sells only products made in Michigan or created by Michigan people. You should find her doors already open in the days ahead of the ribbon…so give it a try right there in the 400 block of State Street.<br /> <br /> Continuing up the block and around the corner of State and Broad Streets you’ll almost be able to follow your nose to the delicious offerings of Mimi’s Cupcakes as their newest venture appropriately dubbed Mimi’s Cupcakes on Wheels arrives on the scene! A colorful new mobile truck will help eager Mimi’s fans to get their fix in the parking lot behind Ryebelle’s and Cabana’s alongside the bikes, surreys and scooters of Scooter Joe’s. Tentative summer hours for this tasty new mobile version will run Wednesday through Friday from 11am until 7pm, Saturdays from 9am until 7pm, and Sundays from noon until 5pm. Naturally, if they get swamped and sell out, they will have to close early on such days and retreat to their kitchens to make fresh new batches for the next day. Daily flavor options will be posted on their Facebook page throughout the summer. Congratulations to Liz & Emily for another page in their expanding book of business!<br /> <br /> Growth is also driving the relocation of Midwest Recording Company of Benton Harbor. After being forced by unforeseen circumstances to close up shop some time ago following five years in the business, studio owner Bill Taschereau has re-opened operations in a new locale at 1331 South M-139 in Benton Harbor, across from the home of the former Mike Young Surplus. He has re-established his full-service recording studio and record company, where he offers recording, mixing, mastering, duplication, consultation, production and more. He has worked with individual musicians, rappers, rockers, R&B singers and more from locals to clients in Detroit, Chicago, Indiana, Ohio and elsewhere. He has occasionally produced radio commercials for local businesses in the area, too. If you’ve got a project you’d like to consult Bill on, you can call him at 269-325- 4111 or at www.midwestrecordingllc.com. Good luck, Bill…and welcome back!<br /> <br /> Contrary to some apparently mistaken impressions, Nye’s Apple Barn on Niles Road in St. Joseph is very much alive, and working diligently against several odds. Angela Thompson and her brother Chris Lattak are the children of the Nye’s Apple Barn founders Jacquelyn Nye and the late Dale Nye. When Dale passed in 2004, Chris left his legal practice in Toledo and Angela left retail work in Indianapolis to return home to run the family farm and the barn operation. In 2010 they bought the majority of the farm property and rent the remainder from relatives. Apparently, some people thought they had closed for good last fall when they took down the sign and removed the straw castle out front. Turns out a windstorm had split the sign in half and toppled part of the castle, so they decided to renovate the sign and plan something different for out front this year. Add in the rough and tumble destruction of the fruit crop freezes last month and its becoming an increasingly challenging year. When you throw in the impending ten-week closure of the Niles Road bridge over I-94 things get critical. Despite the construction they will be open for business and are setting up a stand at the corner of Glenlord and Hollywood to help fill the gap. Right now they have hanging baskets, planters, asparagus and some other vegetables. They also have jams, jellies, syrups, honey and lots more for sale. For now they are open 10am until 5:30pm every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Once strawberry season arrives, they’ll be open from 9am until 6pm daily. Today and tomorrow (the 26th and 27th) they are also hosting a Hot Dog Cookout, Bake Sale and Donation Drive for the Humane Society of SW Michigan. Stop by and help a good cause!<br /> <br /> There’s a new name and some intriguing additions to the menu and line up at the beach house at Weko Beach in Bridgman. Now officially known as The Beach Town Grill at Weko Beach, new owner Brett Boyd is leasing the space from the city of Bridgman. In addition to the usual beach-front fare of hot dogs and hamburgers, Boyd is plugging in a little pizzazz in the form of fish and chips offerings and even strawberry shortcake for dessert lovers. Boyd is no stranger to the business of food, having been the long time owner of Classic Catering which is housed along Red Arrow Highway just south of Bridgman. He’s also adding a retail counter featuring traditional beach items and souvenirs for beachcombers.<br /> <br /> When Michael Tisdel relocated his Advanced Tech Center to downtown Benton Harbor he was hopeful that his business growth pattern would continue. Not only has he enjoyed renewed success, he is now offering sales and service of video surveillance systems for homes and businesses. That’s in addition to his premier work in the field of computer services, networking, websites and repairs. You can find Michael at 136 Pipestone in Suite 1 across from City Center Park downtown, or you can reach him at 932-3271. Online he is at www.advancedtechcenter.us. <br /> <br /> Should you happen to cross paths in the near future with St. Joe Architect John Allegretti, be sure and give him a pat on the back for yet another feather in his cap this time from his own alma mater at the University of Arkansas. John’s local firm, Allegretti Architects at 500 Main Street in St. Joseph won a prestigious honor in the university’s recent Fay Jones Alumni Design Awards competition. Allegretti is a graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture. His outstanding design of a private residence in Holland, Michigan earned John not only a LEED Platinum rating, but also a Merit Award in the school’s competition this spring. The design required minimal impact to the existing forest and steep slopes, demanding careful planning. Nice work, John…especially recognition from the folks who taught you how to do it all in the first place!<br /> <br /> The resounding success of Mathnasium of St. Joseph has resulted in expansion of the concept to a new Mathnasium in Granger, Indiana. The local center, actually located in the Martin’s Supermarket Plaza in Stevensville, is owned by Chris Brickley and operated by AJ Glowacki. While the center operates year round, summer is a critical season for the Mathnasium crew as they work to prevent summer learning loss and help condition and prepare students for what lies ahead. Both the St. Joe and Granger shops are enrolling now for summer classes, and the new Granger operation is offering risk-free assessments and $50.00 off the 1st month’s enrollment for those who sign on before the end of June. Lest you think that the Mathnasium programming is just for struggling students, you need to know that they actually specialize in the enrichment of proficient students to help them maximize their comprehension. Don’t let your students lose the typical 2 to 2.5 months of computational skills from the school year caused by summer vacation. You can reach them at 855-429- MATH or at www.mathnasium.com/stevensville. <br /> <br /> While we’re thinking about school, as graduation day approaches and celebrations like Father’s Day, you might want to consider a very special gift opportunity that does good at the same time. This is just a quick reminder that the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation is continuing its Achieving Excellence Brick-by- Brick campaign. In fact, they are rapidly approaching their deadline of June 15th and this is a fine chance for friends and families to honor graduates, teachers, dads and others. More than 350 bricks have been purchased to date, and you can join the campaign online at www.stjosephpublicschoolsfoundation.org. Cool idea!<br /> <br /> While this weekend is certainly a blockbuster with the arrival of the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, next week will be fun-filled as well. Next Saturday, June 2nd the Rhumbline Regatta will take place at the St. Joe River Yacht Club and is open to the public. Alongside that you’ll find the Regatta Craft Fair in Lake Bluff Park from 10am until 5pm, the first Farmers Market of the season from 9am until 2pm in Lake Bluff Park, and on Sunday, that same bluff will be filled to the edges with Antiques on the Bluff from 10am until 5pm with vendors from Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Get ready to crank up the summer!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Be sure to shop local for dads, grads, birthdays and more. We’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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