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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer www.lapitarestaurant.com | ph: (269)982-0982 2019 Niles Rd, St. joseph Mi 49085 Mediterranean Cuisine Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 the front of the building at 800 Ship Street to allow for their ongoing growth and to gain the opportunity to post exterior signage on the build-ing. Vice President Jack Reed heads up the local contingent of the 80-year old bank which is headquartered in Coldwater, Michigan. The bank has also grown into 12 other communities peppered across southern Michigan and northern Indiana. The team at Monarch used the ribbon cutting event as a dual ceremony to mark their first anniversary in the St. Joe marketplace. It would appear that the former Legacy Family Funeral Services funeral home in Berrien Springs is about to return to service under the new ownership of the team at Starks & Menchinger in St. Joseph. Currently, the only such indicator is in the form of the sign alongside U.S. 31 at the former Legacy home at 8747 U.S. 31. It’s your standard “Coming Soon” style of signage. The Starks & Menchinger web-site has not added the Legacy chapel to the cor-porate holdings. There are other Starks proper-ties in the form of the Yazel & Clark Chapel in Dowagiac, the Swem Chapel in Buchanan , and the Sommerfeld Chapel in New Buffalo. The Legacy property in Berrien Springs had been operated by Matthew Purchase until he was jailed early last year on charges he embezzled more than a quarter million dollars of people’s prepaid funeral funds over a period of several years. You’ll be hearing a lot of street talk this fall and winter about “What’s behind the red door?” Seems that the ladies at The Christmas Tree have painted their front door bright red and plan to tease you all through the upcoming holiday POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 29, 2012 September 29, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 39 Moody on The Market MOODY N ational televi-sion advertising pinpoints the address of Walgreens as being located at “the cor-ner of Happy & Healthy.” Obviously, not every Walgreens store in the nation shares the same address, but “happy and healthy” is prob-ably a pretty apt description for the local Walgreens store at the corner of Napier & M-139. That’s probably especially so for the buyer and seller engaged in the recent transac-tion that has resulted in the sale of the building housing the booming pharmacy. The CoStar Group Realty Information folks have told me about the sale of the Walgreens pharmacy prop-erty in Benton Harbor . A couple of brokers at Quantum Real Estate Advisors consummated the deal. Jordan Kaufman represented the seller, Kenny Hannawa in the deal. The new corporate owner of the building is a limited lia-bility corporation called Benton Harbor Pharmacy. They were represented in the deal by Chad Firsel at Quantum. According to Kimberly Dailey at CoStar, the privately negoti-ated deal was for $4.92-million dollars. That translates to about $330.00 per square foot. The Napier store is still fully leased by Walgreens. Only the real estate has changed hands at this time, so customers of Walgreens should see vir-tually no change in day to day operations what-soever. The self-titled Godfather of local subma-rine sandwich stylings has packed it in in down-town St. Joseph after a rougher than expected summer season on State Street. Friday, September 14 th was Jason Rosenthal’s swan song for the central business district at his Vitale’s Famous Subs . Located at 315 State Street, Rosenthal tried everything possible to spike sales, but in the end said it was just too costly to maintain a full time operation with the burdens of the cost of doing business at that loca-tion. He frequently used directional signage up and down the block from his restaurant, and even employed costumed buskers holding pitch sheets to entice diners to sample his wares. Rosenthal is not giving up, however, papering his vacant storefront windows with oversized promises to “See you as soon as possible at Edgewater .” His plan is to re-locate the sub shop to the for-mer Mammina’s at Edgewater site in the Edgewater neighborhood north of the St. Joe River. He tells Facebook fans of Vitale’s that it will be a couple of months, but he will open at Edgewater with a menu sporting a broader array of choices and some very ambitious plans. Stay tuned for that rebirth sometime this fall or win-ter. Speaking of relocations… Monarch Community Bank cut the ribbon last week on their new home…which is literally right next door to their old location in the 800 Center in St. Joseph. The bank moved to larger quarters at M oody Pat ONE ONE ONE October 2012! Year In Business! Great Sale! Tile • Stone • Carpet • Be proud of your floor. My friends and neighbors at Edgewater season to find out what’s behind that new red door. It actually all starts with their Annual Bank are launching a Food Drive in conjunction Open House coming next weekend when they with Make a Difference Day sponsored by the plan to showcase the new trends in beautiful rich Volunteer Center. Beginning Monday, October colors, ribbons, sparkles and ornaments. Friday 1 st and running through Thursday, October 25 th , and Saturday, October 5 th and 6 th from 10am until you are encouraged to drop off non-perishable 6pm and on Sunday from noon until 5pm the food items or money for the purchase of such open house will Normally be an extravaganza priz-items at any of Blue the six Edgewater Bank branch $3.99 of to fun, $4.50 a sq ft., 13” Sea or Noce Brown es, refreshments and gourmet samplings. They’ll locations in downtown St. Joseph, Royalton Brown sq.ft., 16” Scottish White Decatur or hold a drawing 99¢ each sq. day ft., for Walnut a $50-dollar gift 99¢ Township, Buchanan, Bridgman, certificate and if the magical Christmas tan Tree 13” Coloma. All proceeds will $1.75 go to sq. the Feeding $1.99 sq. ft., Creamy or Dark Coppen 16” ft. appears on your receipt, you will know that you America West Michigan Food Bank and be are the winner! Special guests at the grand affair distributed to food pantries in Berrien, Cass and include Michigan Artist Peggy Abrams known Van Buren Counties. Whatever you can do to for her windswept Santas, Ann Berwick from help will be deeply appreciated by Jayme Colonial Candles, and Paula who is the owner Neumann and her colleagues. of Southwestern Michigan Buttery with a sam-Congratulations are in order for Lakeland pling of her products made just down the road at Community Hospital Watervliet. Word is out 15 stone mosaic designs & colors. 198 stone & tile Galien. Get it on your calendar to join Madeline that the Joint Commission has recognized the decoratives. More four than hospital 1,000 as sq. ft. of of beachy stone on Key & Kathy at their amazing holiday paradise one the Top Performers miles north of St. Joseph on M-63 and left at the Quality Measures for calendar year 2011. They mosaics -ALL in stock blinking light. You will not be disappointed! were specifically called out for achieving excel-There is new leadership in place at a couple lence in performance on accountability measures of landmark museum properties in Michigan’s for pneumonia and surgical care. If you see the Great Southwest. The team at Curious Kids’ team’s CEO Ray Cruse or any of his colleagues, Museum and Discovery Zone has a new give ‘em a pat on the back for a job well done, Executive Director in the form of Lori and great recognition of that work. Marciniak. She is the former President & CEO Silver Beach Hotel is continuing planning Sizes Systems 4’x6’, of 5’x7’, & for their On 12 of the most popular of Heathkit Educational Benton upcoming Haunted Fall Wine Festival 4pm until 9pm. Harbor. In the Paw 8’x Paw 10’Traditional, Lake neighborhood, on Saturday, October 27 th from carpet series. New styles all ages event featuring 10 area wineries, the departure of Alex Gates at the North contemporary & It’s an & colors at great savings! Berrien Historical Musem has led to the 2 local bands, 11 area artisans and a special transitional. Starting at $1.65 ft. Street” Nightmare on sq. Main appointment of new director Tracy Gierada , “Environmental who had worked there for a while assisting haunted house presented by Bridges to Digital Gates. Congratulations to both in their new key Excellence. There will be a special non-alcohol-ic sparkling fruit juice tasting table for the kids roles in the community. along with face painting and crafts where kids can make key chains and jewelry out of recycled computer parts while parents enjoy wine tasting. Advance tickets are $10 for adults or you can pay Sizes from 12’x12’ to 12’x 56’v.Full truckload of new $12 at the door. For advance tickets email to rolls just arrived. 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M139 Benton gets into full motion when she launches her per-1/4 Mile N. of I94 Exit 28 sonal Pennies from Heaven 155 mile walk from Located in the former Tile Mart Building Hickory Bluff Cemetery in St. Joe to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She sets 6 Porcelain Floor Tiles Very Special Prices Stronger than standard ceramic 28 stone selections Travertine, Slate & Granite 132 Area Rug Styles & Designs Special Carpet 132 different colors & patterns of carpet remnants M , T , W , F 9-5 , Thursday 9-7 , Saturday 10-3 269.925.2900 www.FloorArtWorld.com Continued on page 9 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 • Culvers • St. Joseph Harvest Festival Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 8

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

National television advertising pinpoints the address of Walgreens as being located at “the corner of Happy & Healthy.” Obviously, not every Walgreens store in the nation shares the same address, but “happy and healthy” is probably a pretty apt description for the local Walgreens store at the corner of Napier & M-139. That’s probably especially so for the buyer and seller engaged in the recent transaction that has resulted in the sale of the building housing the booming pharmacy. The CoStar Group Realty Information folks have told me about the sale of the Walgreens pharmacy property in Benton Harbor. A couple of brokers at Quantum Real Estate Advisors consummated the deal. Jordan Kaufman represented the seller, Kenny Hannawa in the deal. The new corporate owner of the building is a limited liability corporation called Benton Harbor Pharmacy. They were represented in the deal by Chad Firsel at Quantum. According to Kimberly Dailey at CoStar, the privately negotiated deal was for $4.92-million dollars. That translates to about $330.00 per square foot. The Napier store is still fully leased by Walgreens. Only the real estate has changed hands at this time, so customers of Walgreens should see virtually no change in day to day operations Whatsoever.<br /> <br /> The self-titled Godfather of local submarine sandwich stylings has packed it in in downtown St. Joseph after a rougher than expected summer season on State Street. Friday, September 14th was Jason Rosenthal’s swan song for the central business district at his Vitale’s Famous Subs. Located at 315 State Street, Rosenthal tried everything possible to spike sales, but in the end said it was just too costly to maintain a full time operation with the burdens of the cost of doing business at that location. He frequently used directional signage up and down the block from his restaurant, and even employed costumed buskers holding pitch sheets to entice diners to sample his wares. Rosenthal is not giving up, however, papering his vacant storefront windows with over sized promises to “See you as soon as possible at Edgewater.” His plan is to re-locate the sub shop to the former Mammina’s at Edgewater site in the Edgewater neighborhood north of the St. Joe River. He tells Facebook fans of Vitale’s that it will be a couple of months, but he will open at Edgewater with a menu sporting a broader array of choices and some very ambitious plans. Stay tuned for that rebirth sometime this fall or winter. <br /> <br /> Speaking of relocations…Monarch Community Bank cut the ribbon last week on their new home…which is literally right next door to their old location in the 800 Center in St. Joseph. The bank moved to larger quarters at the front of the building at 800 Ship Street to allow for their ongoing growth and to gain the opportunity to post exterior signage on the building. Vice President Jack Reed heads up the local contingent of the 80-year old bank which is headquartered in Coldwater, Michigan. The bank has also grown into 12 other communities peppered across southern Michigan and northern Indiana. The team at Monarch used the ribbon cutting event as a dual ceremony to mark their first anniversary in the St. Joe marketplace. <br /> <br /> It would appear that the former Legacy Family Funeral Services funeral home in Berrien Springs is about to return to service under the new ownership of the team at Starks & Menchinger in St. Joseph. Currently, the only such indicator is in the form of the sign alongside U.S. 31 at the former Legacy home at 8747 U.S. 31. It’s your standard “Coming Soon” style of signage. The Starks & Menchinger website has not added the Legacy chapel to the corporate holdings. There are other Starks properties in the form of the Yazel & Clark Chapel in Dowagiac, the Swem Chapel in Buchanan, and the Sommerfeld Chapel in New Buffalo. The Legacy property in Berrien Springs had been operated by Matthew Purchase until he was jailed early last year on charges he embezzled more than a quarter million dollars of people’s prepaid funeral funds over a period of several years. <br /> <br /> You’ll be hearing a lot of street talk this fall and winter about “What’s behind the red door?” Seems that the ladies at The Christmas Tree have painted their front door bright red and plan to tease you all through the upcoming holiday Season to find out what’s behind that new red door. It actually all starts with their Annual Open House coming next weekend when they plan to showcase the new trends in beautiful rich colors, ribbons, sparkles and ornaments. Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th from 10am until 6pm and on Sunday from noon until 5pm the open house will be an extravaganza of fun, prizes, refreshments and gourmet samplings. They’ll hold a drawing each day for a $50-dollar gift certificate and if the magical Christmas Tree appears on your receipt, you will know that you are the winner! Special guests at the grand affair include Michigan Artist Peggy Abrams known for her windswept Santas, Ann Berwick from Colonial Candles, and Paula who is the owner of Southwestern Michigan Buttery with a sampling of her products made just down the road at Galien. Get it on your calendar to join Madeline & Kathy at their amazing holiday paradise four miles north of St. Joseph on M-63 and left at the blinking light. You will not be disappointed! <br /> <br /> There is new leadership in place at a couple of landmark museum properties in Michigan’s Great Southwest. The team at Curious Kids’ Museum and Discovery Zone has a new Executive Director in the form of Lori Marciniak. She is the former President & CEO of Heathkit Educational Systems of Benton Harbor. In the Paw Paw Lake neighborhood, the departure of Alex Gates at the North Berrien Historical Musem has led to the appointment of new director Tracy Gierada, who had worked there for a while assisting Gates. Congratulations to both in their new key roles in the community.<br /> <br /> My friends and neighbors at Edgewater Bank are launching a Food Drive in conjunction with Make a Difference Day sponsored by the Volunteer Center. Beginning Monday, October 1st and running through Thursday, October 25th, you are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items or money for the purchase of such items at any of the six Edgewater Bank branch locations in downtown St. Joseph, Royalton Township, Buchanan, Bridgman, Decatur or Coloma. All proceeds will go to the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and be distributed to food pantries in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties. Whatever you can do to help will be deeply appreciated by Jayme Neumann and her colleagues. <br /> <br /> Congratulations are in order for Lakeland Community Hospital Watervliet. Word is out that the Joint Commission has recognized the hospital as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for calendar year 2011. They were specifically called out for achieving excellence in performance on accountability measures for pneumonia and surgical care. If you see the team’s CEO Ray Cruse or any of his colleagues, give ‘em a pat on the back for a job well done, and great recognition of that work. <br /> <br /> Silver Beach Hotel is continuing planning for their upcoming Haunted Fall Wine Festival on Saturday, October 27th from 4pm until 9pm. It’s an all ages event featuring 10 area wineries, 2 local bands, 11 area artisans and a special “Environmental Nightmare on Main Street” haunted house presented by Bridges to Digital Excellence. There will be a special non-alcoholic sparkling fruit juice tasting table for the kids along with face painting and crafts where kids can make key chains and jewelry out of recycled computer parts while parents enjoy wine tasting. Advance tickets are $10 for adults or you can pay $12 at the door. For advance tickets email to stjoesilverbeachhotel@gmail.com or call 269- 983-7341. You can also get tickets at the front desk of the hotel beginning October 15th.<br /> <br /> Pancake lovers score a big win with next Saturday’s Fall Kiwanis Pancake Day at The Whitcomb in downtown St. Joseph. From 8am until 1pm on October 6th, Kiwanians will be cranking out the pancakes at 509 Ship Street with ingredients donated by Country Kitchen of Benton Harbor. Tickets are just $5 each and proceeds help provide playground equipment at Kiwanis Park, River view Park and the Tot Lot at Botham & Pixley. <br /> <br /> Mindy Flowers-Daisy is a woman on a mission…and this coming week that mission gets into full motion when she launches her personal Pennies from Heaven 155 mile walk from Hickory Bluff Cemetery in St. Joe to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She sets Out this coming Friday, the 5th and hopes to arrive in Ann Arbor on October 10th. You can sponsor her walk by making donations online at www. Penniesfromheaven5.org or at Honor Credit Union. Mindy’s 23-year old son Kory died in 2010 from cancer and is buried at Hickory Bluff. As a single mother she struggled mightily through the huge financial hit caused by his medical bills and condition. She created Pennies from Heaven as a non-profit fundraiser to help similar young adults battling cancer with some of their own living expenses with things like gas or food vouchers, rent payments, student loans and the like. She hopes to help these young people to focus on getting better and not worry about money. Any help you can provide is appreciated. <br /> <br /> The Prom: An Evening with the Stars returns next Saturday (10/6) to First Church of God in St. Joseph. Area churches, businesses and organizations are all working together to create an incredible evening for 300 special needs teens and adults in the area. It’s a very detailed, intensive event that can use your help in a variety of ways. You can learn all about it by logging onto www.specialneedsprom.com. <br /> <br /> Next Sunday (10/7), the 4th Annual Praise Gathering at the Park Concert gets underway at 3pm at Lake Township Park in the Lake Pavilion at Gast & Snow Roads in Bridgman. Choirs, praise bands, and a bell choir from local churches will all take part. Take a lawn chair and enjoy the show.<br /> <br /> Whether you’re looking for general computer training on specific software programs, learning on general estate planning or fitness programming for Zumba, you may very well find the perfect class for you at the Lakeshore Community Enrichment program at Lakeshore Public Schools. Fall programs begin soon, you can call 428-1400 or you can find the full If you enjoy corn-hole competition and read this in time, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) is hosting their 3rd Annual Pitch’n for TEC Event beginning at 10:30am today, Saturday the 29th. See a riding demo from students in the program, enter the mini corn-hole tournament, take part in silent auctions, kids face painting, food and refreshments. Please visit www.tecfarm.org or call 471-1220 to get further details. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Hope to see you at tonight’s Public Art Auction & St. Joseph Wine Festival below the bluff or around town. Remember to Shop Local and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax! <br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216.

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