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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Peter Colovos found a sure-fire way to showcase the possibilities for his next major project in downtown Benton Harbor over the Senior PGA weekend. Grab some buddies and invite well over a thousand people to the biggest and most unique party that this region has ever seen. Sadly, it was all a one-night stand for the mystical Studio 376 which may or may not ever see the white hot spotlight of a singular Saturday night ever again. Colovos owns the eclectic twostory warehouse at 376 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor alongside Kirsh Carton Company, which is owned by his friend Ben Kirshenbaum. They and their pals Bob Burch from Chemical Bank, Burt Pearson from Pearson Construction, Larry Schuler from Schu’s Grill & Bar and David Mack from the Mack Insurance Company decided they wanted to throw one helluva party to cap a spectacular run for the Senior PGA Championship and the myriad community players who helped bring the entire affair to fruition at Harbor Shores. The resultant night on the town, replete with a redcarpet entrance, copious amounts of food and liquid refreshment, a spectacular music and light show featuring the talents of showman Dave Carlock and his Funkin’ Rock Orchestra, and a camaraderie that eclipses anything I have seen in my 40 years in this community was nothing short of pure magic. Colovos is a key player in the Prairie Real Estate Group who performed miraculous work in the revitalization of the former Action Garment Rental building on the other side of 376 W. Main, a building that houses a major emergency response and training center for the team at Entergy. There is also prime office space in that building available where Cheryl Richardson’s Concept to Promotion anchored ship for a while. Peter’s plan is to turn the more than 100-year old building at 376 and convert it into Saranac Flats, a mixed use facility featuring eight apartments on the upper level and commercial space on the ground floor. The huge window space and the infrastructure of the building will likely draw an incredible amount of interest as the transformation of Benton Harbor continues to accelerate. On behalf of the hugely diverse and overwhelmingly delighted audience who had the privilege of making it to the “A-List” that night, thanks to Peter, Ben, Bob, Burt, Larry & Dave for a truly memorable slice of Hollywood glitterati right here at home! Nice work, guys!<br /> <br /> As long as I’m dishing out thanks, how about a huge round of applause for the cast and crew of the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid! The thousands of hours that went into the showcasing of that amazing event will pay dividends to our community for years to come. The lush and inviting pictures emanating from our region on global television have already drawn wide acclaim. The destination attraction we continue to build here just got a tremendous boost that is almost immeasurable in scope. I could fill this entire week’s edition of MailMax with the names of people who were critical to this entire episode, but inevitably somebody would get left out. I had the opportunity to personally applaud most of the highest level players in the big picture during the championship, so you know how I feel. I have also been duly impressed with the tremendous goodwill generated by the veritable army of volunteers who are already clamoring to sign up for the 2014 version of this great event. Perhaps one of the best, hidden values to the week however was the sheer volume of people who had not traveled through downtown Benton Harbor in years (if ever) who suddenly found themselves aboard a shuttle bus escorting them right through the center of town. That was priceless in stemming at least some of the negative mental imagery that too often countered reality. I love it.<br /> <br /> Benton Harbor’s transformation gets another boost starting the middle of the month with the arrival of Harbor Market at 510 W. Main Street in the city. That’s the large paved lot alongside the Mosaic ReSale Store and Coffee Shop and in front of the Cycle-ReCycle Bicycle Club across from Michigan Works! Market administrator Tom Golba tells me that the mission of Harbor Market is to support, promote, and grow microbusinesses in the Benton Harbor area. Harbor Market will be a no-fee outdoor marketplace for farmers, individuals, organizations, and small businesses who can earn more income, test new products, view similar business models, engage and develop partnerships with other micro-business owners and the like. Under the slogan, Local is Better – Produce and Vendors, the Harbor Market will open for business on June 15th from noon until 6pm. Applications are available at the Mosaic ReSale Store or you can contact Golba at 921-6098. He is currently looking for farmers and vendors.<br /> <br /> If you’re looking to add a chiminea, a fire-pit or grill to your backyard this summer, you’re about to have an entirely new option in the form of the upcoming All Seasons Fireplace Shop in south St. Joseph. The new family-owned business will open just ahead of the 4th of July holiday in the space that was home for many years to the former Bob Dennison Home Improvements. According to the new Business Manager, Nate Cihlar, he will run the day-to-day operations for his mother Carole Reitz and her husband Matt Reitz. All Seasons will primarily center on the service and installation of both indoor and outdoor fireplace units. Their flagship brand will be Regency Fireplace offering many styles ranging from ultra-contemporary to the more traditional line. Their line also encompasses gas, wood-burning, pellet stoves and beyond. Later this fall, All Seasons will also add a chimney sweep service to their menu. Matt brings more than 16 years of experience to the table in form of fireplace service and installation with long-established relationships among contractors, masons, mantel craftsmen and others. Beginning early next month you will find All Seasons Fireplace at 3500 Niles Road in St. Joseph Township, with hours from Monday through Saturday from 8am until 6pm. They have tentatively set their grand opening for July 14th Once they are up and running you can point your browser to www.allseasonsfireplaceshop.com. The site is currently under construction. Stay tuned.<br /> <br /> My friends at Gravity Winery in Baroda want to make sure you launch every weekend this summer in the proper mood for fun. Rockie Rick and his crew are kicking off Gravity Hour every Friday from now through October. It’s actually three hours running from 5 until 8pm every Friday with live music, pulled-pork sandwiches from Charlie’s Piggin and Grinnin and $5 for any glass of wine. Rockie’s got seating for about 100 people on his two patios and some tables inside as well at 10220 Lauer Road in Baroda. The music and food will be set up outside overlooking the vineyards and their lake at Gravity. If you need anything else you can reach Gravity at 471-9463.<br /> <br /> Speaking of wine, get ready for the 7th Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival at Weko Beach in Bridgman on Saturday, June 16th. That’s two weeks from today, my friends. The Southwest Michigan Tourist Council and the Economic Growth Alliance are teaming up once again with Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country for a spectacular day at the beach, a big-top tent expected to host more than 4,000 of your friends and neighbors, and a whole lot of great music, food, and naturally spectacular wine tasting from a Who’s Who of local and regional wineries on hand. Showtime is 1pm until 10pm at the beach rain or shine. Get it on your calendar.<br /> <br /> One of the major players at the Wine Festival every year is also in the running to be named Best Michigan Winery in Michigan Travel Vacation Magazine’s 2012 competition for Made in Michigan’s Best awards. Round Barn Winery is one of 8 wineries in the chase for the title among on-line voters. Also vying for top honors are The Livery in Benton Harbor and Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer hoping to be named Best Michigan Microbrewery. There are a total of 10 microbrewers in the hunt. Chef Ryan Thornburg’s Jams are also among the nine competitors hoping to win the coveted honor of being the Best Made-In- Michigan Product of all in the awards process. Jean Klock Park has a chance at being named Best Michigan Beach, the City of St. Joseph is up for a number of awards including Most Romantic City, Best Honeymoon Destination, Best Weekend Getaway and the like. Harbor Shores was in the running for Best Golf Course, the Heritage Museum was in the chase for Best Museum, our friends at The Boulevard Inn hope to win the competition for Best Romantic Hotel and the crew at South Cliff Inn Bed & Breakfast would like to emerge as winner of the Best Bed & Breakfast in Michigan. The Silver Beach Carousel was a nominee for Best Michigan Tourist Attraction, the Four Winds Casino was among those contending for Best Michigan Casino, and the Comfort Inn & Suites of Stevensville was vying for Best Budget Hotel. I only wish I had known about the competition earlier so I could have encouraged you to vote for your favorites, but that voting closed on May 31st and the results will be posted on June 25th. Good luck everyone!<br /> <br /> Dr. Patrick Almus has added a new colleague to the staff at Nickerson Animal Health Center in Benton Harbor. New to the team is Dr. Kendra Pung who hails from the small, rural community of Pewamo, Michigan. It was there that her compassion for animals as a young child inspired her to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has developed professional interests in dentistry, exotic animal medicine, dermatology and surgery. This year marks the 134th anniversary year for the Nickerson Animal Health Center which can be found at the intersection of Nickerson & M-139 in Benton Harbor. Congratulations on both counts, folks!<br /> <br /> If you’re a fan of Harbor Country architecture, next weekend offers a vital opportunity for you to get a peek behind the curtains. The Annual Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour will showcase seven of Southwest Michigan’s finest homes and gardens from 10am until 6pm next Saturday, June 9th. They are all scattered along the shore from Michiana to Sawyer, with a lunch break at the Chikaming Country Club in Lakeside. Check-in begins at 10am at Lovell & Whyte in Lakeside, and tickets are $100 in advance or $125 on the day of the show. You can get them online at www.homeandgardentour.com. <br /> <br /> Tomorrow, June 3rd, you can also tour the City of David and History Center during their Sanctuary Tour starting at noon with the last tour leaving at 4pm. Tickets are $20 per person and can be reserved, if they are still available, by calling 269-471-1202. Proceeds benefit Mary’s City of David and the History Center at Courthouse Square. You will explore “The Gate of Prayer” Synagogue and Mary’s Shiloh House both at Mary’s City of David and Eastman Springs.<br /> <br /> Finally, Riverview Park Christian Church, in association with Martin’s Supermarket in St. Joseph is seeking your help for “Neighbors in Need.” Next Saturday, June 9th, from 10am until 4pm a truck will be available in the Martin’s parking lot to collect non-perishable food items, monetary donations and gift cards to benefit the Benton Harbor Street Ministries Food Pantry. Any help you can provide will be sincerely appreciated!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…and we’ll see you Saturday right here in MailMax! <br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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