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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer 2 Entrees for $ 10 Best Mexican Food in Royalton Township (Across from Mark III) LUNCH See other deals on page 10 269.429.3100 • 4142 M-139, Saint Joseph, MI 49085 Paper. News Your Good Continued from page 1 sale. Nevertheless, friends familiar with the situ-ation tell me that the proprietors have closed locally for good and moved to Florida. That’s about all that I can tell you until they return calls for additional information. A couple of blocks south on the Niles Avenue side of the house, expansion is well underway for Cycle & Fitness at 1507 Niles Avenue. Owner and operator Mike Jones has punched through the wall and taken over the POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 16, 2013 February 16, 2013 Volume 14, Ver. 7 ready and encourages your visit to her Tropical Escapes on Pipestone Avenue in Benton Harbor, about midway between La Perla and Crystal Springs Florist & Garden Center. Christine and her crew have been helping folks across the region maintain a year-round glow for 15-years now. In fact, next Saturday, February 23 rd , you are invited to stop by anytime between 10:30am and 10:30pm to help celebrate her 15 th Anniversary Open House . It will be your per-fect opportunity to browse new swimwear or begin building your base tan for Spring Break. Even if you don’t have your own tropical escape plans this spring, in-house water massagers can provide some relaxation right here close to home, and spray tanning is also available. Chris loves the business and is proud of the investment she has made in her well-maintained, top of the line equipment, not to mention her deep knowl-edge of the tanning process. The shop is legend-ary for quality customer service and great assis-Moody on The Market MOODY L ast spring’s bizarre weather and killer frost has claimed another victim in Michigan’s Great Southwest. While warmly dressed festival-goers romped through the streets of downtown St. Joseph reveling in the magic of international ice-carving artists performing up and down the block, it was a somber, almost funereal atmo-sphere inside the bright yellow façade of Sweet Seasons Orchards Silver Beach. Patron after patron expressed deep sadness over the impend-ing departure of their beloved store at 319 State Street. That’s where they would buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season…where they could get their dried beans, exotic rices, popcorn kernels and honey sticks virtually year round. That all came to an end when the Magical Ice Festival concluded as Scott & Becky Blodgett were forced to throw in the towel after crop losses left them with seemingly nothing to sell during their prime season and not enough business in the off-season to keep their eager landlord satisfied. Scott was in fairly good spirits despite the hand that had been dealt him, and urges fans not to mourn too much for him as he has landed on his feet. They still have their Sweet Seasons Orchards in Concord, Michigan where the fam-ily has grown apples for many years…and they will still operate their country store at the orchard site. They just will no longer have a presence in the central business district. In fact, Scott has already trained and begun his work in the world of finance and insurance thanks to his new job at Western & Southern Life Insurance Company on Hilltop Road in St. Joseph. Becky will continue her work at the hospital in Watervliet. They are also enjoying their new role as brand new grandparents thanks to the birth of their first grandchild this month. Scott was hopeful of working out a financial arrange-ment with the landlord of the building to squeeze through the winter season, but was told by the landlord that there are eager contenders for the space, and he had no option but to conduct his going-out-of-business sale even as the down-town streets were filled with fans of winter fun. Thanks for the time and great offerings you did bring to us, Scott & Becky…and best of luck with your future endeavors. It was also the end of the line for another St. Joe enterprise in the Uptown neighborhood dur-ing that same festival weekend. Hand-crafted signs inviting us all to the big “Moving Sale” peppered both sides of the building at 1051 Main Street in the former Uptown Building last week-end. Turns out those signs signaled the end of A Touch of Color II , a sizable tattoo parlor, which has reportedly moved well beyond the boundar-ies of most customers’ reach. My attempts to reach the owners of the parlor were unsuccess-ful, and the store was closed every time that I tried to stop by, so I, too, missed out on the final Continued on page 9 M oody Pat space made available when Paparazzi Hair Studio relocated to Stevensville late last year. After creating the walk-through, he resurfaced the floor of the studio, repainted and moved most of his inventory into that space in order to accomplish the same task on his original side of the shop. The store was closed this past week to accommodate the makeover…and should be open and ready soon, if not already, for you to visit his new, larger Cycle & Fitness Center across from St. Joe’s Milton Park. The shop specializes in brand name bicycles from such world-class makers as Trek, Bontrager, Serfas, the Gary Fisher Collection, and they just added the Raleigh collection to their line-up in December. You can reach the shop at 983-2453 via phone. Jones also operates Cycle & Fitness at 211 E.Main Street in Niles. Congratulations on your expansion project, Mike…hope you have a stellar year! If winter is starting to take its toll on that warm glow you’ve grown accustomed to sport-ing around town… Christine Hanners is at the EMERGENCY 2013 DEPARTMENT GRAND OPENING Continued on page 10 Come and Celebrate with Us! Continued from page 9 Trust Your Heart to Us Shores is Niles resulting in the scramble to find a new for maintaining her first class kennel operations, Lakeland Community Hospital, tance in selecting the best choice from among Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles can reach her at 934-7389. nearly 70 lotions on hand. Every client gets home for The Petz Carlton kennel facility. you is accredited by the Society of Emergency Department My friends at Michigan Works and the complimentary towels and goggles for use dur-Helen th Fasano says that the property alongside Chest Pain Centers ing their visit to Tropical Escapes. You’ll find the 12 tee will be demolished in May, leaving Michigan Small Business & Technology her beneath the palm tree at 1301 Pipestone in her about 90-days to find new quarters for her Development Center are gearing up for another Benton Harbor or by phone at 269-927-3904. lucrative dog-care facility. Her colorful space at round of training for budding entrepreneurs Congratulations on another milestone anniver-996 North Shore Drive is owned by Harbor across the region. An 8-week workshop series Shores, and apparently they now have other gets underway this coming Wednesday evening sary, Chris! Upcoming planned expansion at the Jack plans for that property bordering the course. If and will th run every Wednesday night through you have a viable option for Helen to consider April 17 at the Michigan Works! office at 499 Nicklaus We Signature Golf Club at Harbor are opening our new Emergency Department W. Main Street in Benton Harbor. Cost of the series is $180.00 unless you are a veteran, in Our Emergency Department has expanded to 18 exam rooms, each which case the course is free of charge. You will with its own telephone and at screen television. Lakeland HealthCare learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship as Lakeland is proud to have earned professionals will be on hand to share the unique features you go about getting your small business up and the Gold Seal of Approval TM of the 9,000-square-foot expansion. running. The program is called Venture Plan , for will Primary Centers from and take Stroke you from the initial steps in clarify-• Register to win door prizes The Joint Commission. This distinction ing your goals and business concepts to setting up recognizes centers that make • Take a tour and enjoy refreshments operations, marketing and financial planning. You can exceptional e orts to foster better register at • Visit the Lakeland Expo! Learn about Lakeland services outcomes for stroke care or you can call 269-387-6004. and programs to keep you and your family well Meanwhile, the accolades continue to accu-mulate for local entrepreneurs Ken & Julie Wuerfel. As owners and operators of the local Located at the corner of 31 N. St. Joseph Avenue franchise for The Cleaning Authority, the and Grant Street, just west of the St. Joseph River Wuerfels have received the Mark of Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year. Bestowed exclusively to the top performers in the system, The Cleaning Authority honor will be delivered to Ken & Julie in July at the franchisor’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. Their local office currently serves more than 350 customers Inserts & Promotions with 20 employees on the job. You can reach them by phone at 428-7110 if you’d like to put them to work for you! MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 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