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VISION CENTER Area’s Premier Sunglass Dealer Dr. Robert Flood O.D. Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry Eyes -Infections Dr. Flood’s ECRWSS Local Postal Customer 408-8762 2603 Niles Ave. St. Joseph, MI Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 excited about the re-location and new visibility for their outstanding line-up. You can reach the dealership at any time by dialing 888-830-5416. Until the move is complete, you can find the Brookfield team holding court at their long-time home at 544 North Main Street in Watervliet. Those of you who have been eagerly await-ing word on the impending arrival of the new Hard Rock Café inside the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo will be happy to learn that the official opening will take place on Wednesday, July 11 th at exactly 11:00am. It’s a new 12,000 square foot restaurant covering two floors with capacity for nearly 300 people. Like Hard Rock Cafes everywhere, the Four Winds version will feature memorabilia from famous rock and roll-ers as well as a live performance stage inside. More than 150 pieces of memorabilia from rock stars worldwide will be on display when the new venue opens for business next month. My friend and neighbor Rick Dyer who happens to be President & CEO of Edgewater Bank in St. Joseph tells me that his crew is in the midst of a major re-design of their main POSTMASTER: Please deliver on June 23, 2012 June 23, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 25 Moody on The Market Y ou might recall my story about a month ago regarding a couple of guys from Key West who had acquired the former Hannah’s Restaurant in New Buffalo. They own and operate Harpoon Harry’s in Key West and now they are up and running with their brand new Hannah & Harry’s Restaurant at 115 S. Whitaker Street in New Buffalo. After taking possession of Hannah’s, which closed about three years ago, they opened quietly a couple of weeks ago having hired nearly 70 people to help run the place. Co-owner Robert Cobb is reported to have likened their place to a local-oriented, middle-of-the-road restaurant that welcomes everybody. He and his partner Ron Heck have assembled a menu fea-turing such offerings as a Bucket O’Shrimp, Kettle Fried Sweet Potato Chips, Steak Tips Ranch Salad, Sliders, Fish & Chips, Broiled Whitefish, several steaks, chicken, ribs, and pasta from Southern Italy. Their signature menu item is reportedly the Harry’s Burger – a half-pound Piedmontese Beef that is hand-pat-tied and seasoned for your full flavor enjoyment. They’ve basically split the house into the Hannah’s side, which is family-oriented, and Harry’s side where you’ll find the bar operation. You’ll find the crew at Hannah & Harry’s in the house daily from 11:30am until 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, but they admit they might stay later on weekends if people are having a good time in the bar. You can reach them by phone at 269-469-1440. Reservations are typically only accepted for parties of eight or more according to their Facebook postings. Don Brookfield had just headed off on a long overdue vacation when I contacted him again regarding activity at the former Classic Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership site on Pipestone in Benton Harbor. His staff, how-ever, confirmed that Brookfield Chrysler Dodge and Jeep of Watervliet will be moving lock, stock, and Blue Book to the sprawling car lot across Pipestone from The Orchards Mall by around the first of August. The transaction had a few false starts along the way leading to rumors of the move as long ago as last fall, but now activity is underway at the space which had been owned for many years by Gene Moon, who remains a partner in the Signature Automotive Group in Benton Harbor. Brookfield has been a staple in the Watervliet market for nearly 30-years, and their hometown site has been home to an auto dealership dating back to 1946 when it was a Chevrolet shop. Don and his father Robert Brookfield took over the shop in 1983 and have been growing ever since. They have been utilizing virtually every square inch of their existing home to the degree that they had to find a larger space to continue their growth. What started out as a dealership sporting some 25 cars on the lot now boasts average inventories of 100 vehicles or more. Don and his crew are MOODY M oody Pat Register now for classes that begin September 4. office in downtown St. Joe that will likely con-tinue through the balance of the summer. It’s a roughly half-a-million-dollar makeover of all three floors under the guidance of Pearson Construction Company of Benton Harbor. All of Pearson’s sub-contractors are also from the local marketplace, according to Rick…and he adds that the unit’s new office furniture is being supplied by Doubleday Office Products of Benton Harbor. The re-design will also result in several new jobs in the Edgewater work-force. Even as they continue their own remodel-ing, Edgewater’s low-interest facility improve-ment loan program to other local businesses continues for those interested in capitalizing on the opportunity. Dyer says the overall effort reinforces the locally-owned and operated bank’s commitment to play a role in the revitalization of the entire community. It happened with very little fanfare, and frankly many folks probably haven’t even noticed it yet…but the bankruptcy of the former Factory Card Outlet has lead to not only a colorful new change, but a sizable upgrade in the offerings of the local store on Mall Drive in Benton Charter Township. The store quietly became Party City late this spring and is now a franchise operation of that huge supply house. In fact, Party City is America’s largest specialty party goods chain. The local store, which sits alongside Cravings Bistro , is one of more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. There’s a new Chiropractor in town…and his name is Daniel Iliff. He has recently opened his new Iliff Chiropractic practice at 2560 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph, about a quarter of a mile south of Martin’s Supermarket. Iliff has been a chiropractor in Coloma for about the last five years, but opened late this spring in his own office in St. Joe. You will find his clinic open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am until 1pm and 3pm until 6pm. On Friday he is open from 9am until noon and again from 2pm until 5pm. You can reach the office at 983-1300. Congratulations, Daniel…and best of luck in your new venture. Stevensville must really need an adjustment because Stevensville Chiropractic Center is host-Continued on page 9 i 2 L l M It’s helped me believe in myself. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

You might recall my story about a month ago regarding a couple of guys from Key West who had acquired the former Hannah’s Restaurant in New Buffalo. They own and operate Harpoon Harry’s in Key West and now they are up and running with their brand new Hannah & Harry’s Restaurant at 115 S. Whitaker Street in New Buffalo. After taking possession of Hannah’s, which closed about three years ago, they opened quietly a couple of weeks ago having hired nearly 70 people to help run the place. Co-owner Robert Cobb is reported to have likened their place to a local-oriented, middle-of-the-road restaurant that welcomes everybody. He and his partner Ron Heck have assembled a menu featuring such offerings as a Bucket O’Shrimp, Kettle Fried Sweet Potato Chips, Steak Tips Ranch Salad, Sliders, Fish & Chips, Broiled Whitefish, several steaks, chicken, ribs, and pasta from Southern Italy. Their signature menu item is reportedly the Harry’s Burger – a half-pound Piedmontese Beef that is hand-pattied and seasoned for your full flavor enjoyment. They’ve basically split the house into the Hannah’s side, which is family-oriented, and Harry’s side where you’ll find the bar operation. You’ll find the crew at Hannah & Harry’s in the house daily from 11:30am until 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, but they admit they might stay later on weekends if people are having a good time in the bar. You can reach them by phone at 269- 469-1440. Reservations are typically only accepted for parties of eight or more according to their Facebook postings.<br /> <br /> Don Brookfield had just headed off on a long overdue vacation when I contacted him again regarding activity at the former Classic Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership site on Pipestone in Benton Harbor. His staff, however, confirmed that Brookfield Chrysler Dodge and Jeep of Watervliet will be moving lock, stock, and Blue Book to the sprawling car lot across Pipestone from The Orchards Mall by around the first of August. The transaction had a few false starts along the way leading to rumors of the move as long ago as last fall, but now activity is underway at the space which had been owned for many years by Gene Moon, who remains a partner in the Signature Automotive Group in Benton Harbor. Brookfield has been a staple in the Watervliet market for nearly 30-years, and their hometown site has been home to an auto dealership dating back to 1946 when it was a Chevrolet shop. Don and his father Robert Brookfield took over the shop in 1983 and have been growing ever since. They have been utilizing virtually every square inch of their existing home to the degree that they had to find a larger space to continue their growth. What started out as a dealership sporting some 25 cars on the lot now boasts average inventories of 100 vehicles or more. Don and his crew are excited about the re-location and new visibility for their outstanding line-up. You can reach the dealership at any time by dialing 888-830-5416. Until the move is complete, you can find the Brookfield team holding court at their long-time home at 544 North Main Street in Watervliet.<br /> <br /> Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting word on the impending arrival of the new Hard Rock Café inside the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo will be happy to learn that the official opening will take place on Wednesday, July 11th at exactly 11:00am. It’s a new 12,000 square foot restaurant covering two floors with capacity for nearly 300 people. Like Hard Rock Cafes everywhere, the Four Winds version will feature memorabilia from famous rock and rollers as well as a live performance stage inside. More than 150 pieces of memorabilia from rock stars worldwide will be on display when the new venue opens for business next month.<br /> <br /> My friend and neighbor Rick Dyer who happens to be President & CEO of Edgewater Bank in St. Joseph tells me that his crew is in the midst of a major re-design of their main office in downtown St. Joe that will likely continue through the balance of the summer. It’s a roughly half-a-million-dollar makeover of all three floors under the guidance of Pearson Construction Company of Benton Harbor. All of Pearson’s sub-contractors are also from the local marketplace, according to Rick…and he adds that the unit’s new office furniture is being supplied by Doubleday Office Products of Benton Harbor. The re-design will also result in several new jobs in the Edgewater workforce. Even as they continue their own remodeling, Edgewater’s low-interest facility improvement loan program to other local businesses continues for those interested in capitalizing on the opportunity.Dyer says the overall effort reinforces the locally-owned and operated bank’s commitment to play a role in the revitalization of the entire community.<br /> <br /> It happened with very little fanfare, and frankly many folks probably haven’t even noticed it yet…but the bankruptcy of the former Factory Card Outlet has lead to not only a colorful new change, but a sizable upgrade in the offerings of the local store on Mall Drive in Benton Charter Township. The store quietly became Party City late this spring and is now a franchise operation of that huge supply house. In fact, Party City is America’s largest specialty party goods chain.The local store, which sits alongside Cravings Bistro, is one of more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.<br /> <br /> There’s a new Chiropractor in town…and his name is Daniel Iliff. He has recently opened his new Iliff Chiropractic practice at 2560 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph, about a quarter of a mile south of Martin’s Supermarket. Iliff has been a chiropractor in Coloma for about the last five years, but opened late this spring in his own office in St. Joe. You will find his clinic open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am until 1pm and 3pm until 6pm. On Friday he is open from 9am until noon and again from 2pm until 5pm. You can reach the office at 983-1300. Congratulations, Daniel…and best of luck in your new venture.<br /> <br /> Stevensville must really need an adjustment because Stevensville Chiropractic Center is host- 28th, from 5:00-7:00 pm in conjunction with the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. They are located at 1733 W. John Beers Rd, Stevensville, MI 49127.<br /> <br /> Last summer’s short-lived Save Your Feet Taxi Service has become this summer’s St. Joe Limo’s Downtown Taxi. Any way that you look at it, it is an eco-friendly green taxi service in the form of two fully-equipped extended covered golf carts for use around town. Morris McIntosh, (Mac to his friends) is a lifetime resident of Michigan’s Great Southwest and a Vietnam veteran. He launched his taxi service less than two weeks ago and has already been seen around town with happy riders catching rides from the beach to the bluff and beyond. You can simply hail the “cab” anytime in and around downtown St. Joe or you can call 269-363-6100 for service right to your door. Mac is transporting folks anywhere within the city limits of St. Joe from Tuesday through Sunday each week from $2.00 and up, depending on how far you want to go. Kids 12 and under ride for a buck. Rates increase to $5 and up after 8pm again depending on how far you want to go. Each cab can handle up to five passengers and will traverse roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less. Check it out!<br /> <br /> Central Packaging & Fulfillment of Benton Harbor continues their 1st Annual Warehouse Sale on end-of-season spring clearance products. Swing by their warehouse at 1498 E. Empire Avenue in Benton Harbor to find rock-bottom prices on bulbs, flower seeds, trees, shrubs, roses, bare-root and potted plants, containers and a whole lot more. The sale started last weekend on the 16th and continues Friday and Saturday June 22nd and 23rd and again on the 29th and 30th. The warehouse will be open on those days from 8am until 4pm and quantities are limited, so don’t delay! They are accepting no phone calls and all sales are cash only and all sales are final. This is the first time the company has ever conducted a sale like this, so it should be a blast. Check it out for yourself on East Empire between M-139 and Crystal Avenue. The company does business online as bloomingbulb.com.<br /> <br /> That new Harbor Market got off to a rousing start on its opening day back on June 15th! More than two dozen vendors showed up selling everything from fresh strawberries to handmade wood works, from fresh gelato to designer jewelry.My newfound friend Jill McCaughan was there with her Swim Long and Spawn t-shirts. She tells me that she is now a proud partner with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center where five percent of her profits help fight the invasion of the Asian Carp. Her StJ bumper stickers have been so successful along with other efforts to raise money for dredging of the St. Joseph River that the project’s goals have been met, and she is now in search of another water-related charity to focus her fundraising on. You can find contact information for Jill at www.swim-long.com if you have suggestions. Meanwhile, find her and lots of others at the new Harbor Market every Friday from noon until 6pm at 510 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor. If you’d like to be a vendor, call Thom Golba and register for free at 921-6098.<br /> <br /> Talk about your charitable hearts! My friends Claire & Jeff Fetters at Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop recently donated 35 gowns from Claire’s previous private label collection to national and local charities. All were original designs created by Claire and carried a retail value in excess of $20,000.00. From The Bridal Garden in New York City, to Brides Against Breast Cancer in Sarasota, Florida, and from The Brides Project in Ann Arbor to Goodwill of Benton Harbor, the charities were hand-selected by Claire who is an advocate for both education and cancer support. The familyowned operation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in business this year. You can learn more online at www.alexaclaire.com. Nice work, Claire! Happy Anniversary and thanks for caring for so many others!<br /> <br /> Yoga Muse Adrienne White looks to bend you the right way sometime tomorrow for her 2nd Annual Yoga Fest on Silver Beach. The event gets underway tomorrow, Sunday, June 24th, with the first class at 9am under the pavilion at Silver Beach County Park. Six more classes will follow throughout the day concluding at 8pm. It’s a fundraiser for at-risk youth, with proceeds going to the Dream Academy in Benton Harbor and the Bridge of Diamonds Foundation in Michiana. Many local yoga instructors, musicians and artists are volunteering their time to support the work of those organizations. Vendors will also be on site including Jeweler Andrea Caldwell, Kat’s Hot Cakes, Tina Lathum- Enix Chair Massages, and kid’s face painting by The Henna Dude. Find all the details on Facebook by searching Yoga Fest 2012.<br /> <br /> Don’t forget that tomorrow night marks the 14th Annual Coming Home Coming Together Concert in downtown Benton Harbor with doors opening at 5pm and showtime at 6:15pm in City Center Park. It’s free and I hope to see you there with Niki Haris and friends!<br /> <br /> Finally…a reminder of the spectacular efforts of the Lest We Forget team next weekend, with re-enactments of WWII beach landings and a lot more. Get the entire schedule, directions, maps and more at www.lestweforgetusa.org or pick up a brochure at the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center on State Street in downtown St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you out and about and again Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of <br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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