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That colorful and down with me to talk about the new 40 by 60 yard they BUYS! are now serving dinners seven-days a Pat that unique shop is a division and extension of Lana’s Field Turf practice field being installed by the sale 64% off $ 99 3pm until 8pm. Nightly dinner spe-week from 50% off 299 $ $ 99 99 cials from their home-style menu will be offered, Boutique located at the end of the block. The Lazy crew at Fiskar’s Construction Company of 249 99 and they will continue their landmark breakfast and Daisy is in the space formerly occupied by Royalton Township. Running the full length of 0% APR lunch service as well. Kathy tells me that they are Bloomie’s , and is situated between the street Todman’s indoor hard-surface practice center, the up to list price WITH EQUAL A ssuming everything has adding a specialized breakfast menu as well. If you entrance to the second floor site of Rybelle’s new all-season turf will dramatically enhance the PAYMENTS gone as planned, the newest † FOR 36 MONTHS! SHOP ONLINE! have questions, you can reach Thornton’s at 983-Restaurant and Cabana’s Ice Cream Shoppe. RAC’s team-sport training options. In addition to dining option in Michigan’s The street address for The Lazy Daisy is 516 Broad the new field turf, the center is adding a major-Great Southwest is now open Street. Owner Lana Hawkins has established the league three-lane, 25 meter indoor lap pool at the for business and serving up not only some first class second site as the home to many of her accessories, end of the building adjacent to the first-class locker foods, but a world class view as well. Tim & Pat home décor items, and other gifts including the rooms already on site. Use of both new facilities Foley’s Bread+Bar by Bit of Swiss was scheduled unique styling of Stephanie Dawn handbags, will be available to all RAC members at no addi-to make a soft opening earlier this week and should totes, wallets and other cases. You will also find tional charge. The turf will be used for post-game be ready for visitors from far and wide to enjoy a great Michigan shirts from the Mitten State prod-practices by local sports team as part of the center’s spectacular view of the St. Joseph River from their uct line. The Lazy Daisy can be reached at 983-performance training program. The lap pool will be new restaurant on Riverview Drive in what was 8777 and shares the same hours as Lana’s Boutique available for member use year round and should be for years the former Alberts Insurance Company at the end of the block. Congratulations on your completed by August. Todman is promising a sur-building next door to The Elks. With seating great expansion project, Lana…and best of luck! prise visit to the club in a couple of weeks from a inside for 86 at booths, banquettes, individual Around the corner from The Lazy Daisy, major Chicago sports figure. Stay tuned for more tables, and a uniquely crafted zinc-top bar, and Linda Sprague is celebrating her 10 th Anniversary from the full-service athletic club nestled alongside patio seating across from the docks for another 30 in business at State Street Antiques. Located at the second fairway at the Jack Nicklaus Signature diners, the restaurant has been beautifully hand-417 State Street, the eclectic antique store actually golf club. crafted over the past several months. From the A couple of blocks away from the RAC, the launched ten years ago in the former Elks Building hand-selected old Berrien County barn beam at the that houses Lana’s enterprises, but moved three wildly popular Harbor Market will debut its sec-center of the dining room to the cozy private dining years ago to the opposite side of the block and is on ond season next Friday, June 7 th from 11am until area for small group sessions, the Foleys have hit a the verge of two brand new neighbors in the form of 3pm. The season opener will feature more than 40 home run in a great mix of contemporary styling the impending arrival of the Fort Miami Tasting area vendors along with music by singer-songwriter with bits and pieces from yesteryear. Beer lovers Room of Baroda Founders Winery and the new Jonathon Cross and the most concentrated array of will especially enjoy the dual cobra-headed stain-Olive Cart from South Haven. Linda is looking locally made goods, homegrown produce, charita-less steel beer taps that self-freeze into a solid block forward to an exciting summer in the suddenly bus-ble organizations, and micro-businesses in the of ice to deliver the ultimate in cold beer to your tling 400 block of State Street. Happy Anniversary, entire region. More than 5,000 visitors toured the glass at the bar. The restaurant will serve all meals Linda…and here’s to many more successful years more than 150 vendors who participated from from scratch, featuring six or seven salads, six or in business downtown. week-to-week in last year’s inaugural season of the seven sandwiches and lots of small plate options for market which is designed to support, promote, and dinner including meat and cheese boards, veggie boards, great breads with unique toppings, tapenades, tartines and more. Eager diners can order on-line in advance, at the front counter, from a “grab-n-go” express line, or in a traditional sit down and order from the menu service. The Foleys will also offer a very simple catering menu with fixed product options on several levels. The rebuild of the space was performed locally by Pearson Construction of Benton Harbor and is a visual delight. The sample tartines that Mayor James Hightower, EFM Tony Saunders and I were invited to taste last week were spectacular, and we can’t wait to get back for more. You can find Bread+Bar by Bit of Swiss at 645 Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor with lunch and dinner service daily. Travelers who routinely include Bob Evans in their dining repertoire will have to find an alterna-tive for a couple of weeks while the restaurant *Must mention ad at time of estimate to receive special offer. Offer ends July 31, 2013. undergoes a major renovation project due to get Installed Sales Only. 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Assuming everything has gone as planned, the newest dining option in Michigan’s Great Southwest is now open for business and serving up not only some first class foods, but a world class view as well. Tim & Pat Foley’s Bread+Bar by Bit of Swiss was scheduled to make a soft opening earlier this week and should be ready for visitors from far and wide to enjoy a spectacular view of the St. Joseph River from their new restaurant on Riverview Drive in what was for years the former Alberts Insurance Company building next door to The Elks. With seating inside for 86 at booths, banquettes, individual tables, and a uniquely crafted zinc-top bar, and patio seating across from the docks for another 30 diners, the restaurant has been beautifully handcrafted over the past several months. From the hand-selected old Berrien County barn beam at the center of the dining room to the cozy private dining area for small group sessions, the Foleys have hit a home run in a great mix of contemporary styling with bits and pieces from yesteryear. Beer lovers will especially enjoy the dual cobra-headed stainless steel beer taps that self-freeze into a solid block of ice to deliver the ultimate in cold beer to your glass at the bar. The restaurant will serve all meals from scratch, featuring six or seven salads, six or seven sandwiches and lots of small plate options for dinner including meat and cheese boards, veggie boards, great breads with unique toppings, tapenades, tartines and more. Eager diners can order on-line in advance, at the front counter, from a “grab-n-go” express line, or in a traditional sit down and order from the menu service. The Foleys will also offer a very simple catering menu with fixed product options on several levels. The rebuild of the space was performed locally by Pearson Construction of Benton Harbor and is a visual delight. The sample tartines that Mayor James Hightower, EFM Tony Saunders and I were invited to taste last week were spectacular, and we can’t wait to get back for more. You can find Bread+Bar by Bit of Swiss at 645 Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor with lunch and dinner service daily.<br /> <br /> Travelers who routinely include Bob Evans in their dining repertoire will have to find an alternative for a couple of weeks while the restaurant undergoes a major renovation project due to get started this weekend. Word from the management there is that the restaurant will close tomorrow, Sunday, June 2nd for a complete overhaul expected to take about two weeks to accomplish. Once they are rescheduled to reopen on the 14th or 15th of the month they will be adding a new line of baked goods and some other new offerings. This will mark the second major-league makeover of a national chain restaurant at the Pipestone interchange with I-94, inasmuch as the crew at Applebee’s Restaurant recently accomplished that same task on the opposite side of the freeway with a substantial remodeling inside and out. General Manager Brian Long and his Assistant GM Bill Goodwin are excited to bring you a whole new look by mid-month. Stay tuned.<br /> <br /> In downtown St. Joseph Thornton’s Home Town Café has enjoyed substantial success with their experiment to add dinner service to the line up. Last October I told you about their plans to begin dinner service Thursday through Saturday nights. Clearly that decision was a hit with their patrons…so much so that Kathy Thornton tells me that they are now serving dinners seven-days a week from 3pm until 8pm. Nightly dinner specials from their home-style menu will be offered, and they will continue their landmark breakfast and lunch service as well. Kathy tells me that they are adding a specialized breakfast menu as well. If you have questions, you can reach Thornton’s at 983 0932. They are located at 613 Pleasant Street alongside the BP Service Station at Main & Pleasant.<br /> <br /> New to the central business district in St. Joseph is The Lazy Daisy. That colorful and unique shop is a division and extension of Lana’s Boutique located at the end of the block. The Lazy Daisy is in the space formerly occupied by Bloomie’s, and is situated between the street entrance to the second floor site of Rybelle’s Restaurant and Cabana’s Ice Cream Shoppe. The street address for The Lazy Daisy is 516 Broad Street. Owner Lana Hawkins has established the second site as the home to many of her accessories, home décor items, and other gifts including the unique styling of Stephanie Dawn handbags, totes, wallets and other cases. You will also find great Michigan shirts from the Mitten State product line. The Lazy Daisy can be reached at 983- 8777 and shares the same hours as Lana’s Boutique at the end of the block. Congratulations on your great expansion project, Lana…and best of luck!<br /> <br /> Around the corner from The Lazy Daisy, Linda Sprague is celebrating her 10th Anniversary in business at State Street Antiques. Located at 417 State Street, the eclectic antique store actually launched ten years ago in the former Elks Building that houses Lana’s enterprises, but moved three years ago to the opposite side of the block and is on the verge of two brand new neighbors in the form of the impending arrival of the Fort Miami Tasting Room of Baroda Founders Winery and the new Olive Cart from South Haven. Linda is looking forward to an exciting summer in the suddenly bustling 400 block of State Street. Happy Anniversary, Linda…and here’s to many more successful years in business downtown.<br /> <br /> Sean Todman’s outstanding success with the dynamic new Renaissance Athletic Club alongside Harbor Shores has led to his second phase expansion already underway. Sean recently sat down with me to talk about the new 40 by 60 yard Field Turf practice field being installed by the crew at Fiskar’s Construction Company of Royalton Township. Running the full length of Todman’s indoor hard-surface practice center, the new all-season turf will dramatically enhance the RAC’s team-sport training options. In addition to the new field turf, the center is adding a majorleague three-lane, 25 meter indoor lap pool at the end of the building adjacent to the first-class locker rooms already on site. Use of both new facilities will be available to all RAC members at no additional charge. The turf will be used for post-game practices by local sports team as part of the center’s performance training program. The lap pool will be available for member use year round and should be completed by August. Todman is promising a surprise visit to the club in a couple of weeks from a major Chicago sports figure. Stay tuned for more from the full-service athletic club nestled alongside the second fairway at the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf club.<br /> <br /> A couple of blocks away from the RAC, the wildly popular Harbor Market will debut its second season next Friday, June 7th from 11am until 3pm. The season opener will feature more than 40 area vendors along with music by singer-songwriter Jonathon Cross and the most concentrated array of locally made goods, homegrown produce, charitable organizations, and micro-businesses in the entire region. More than 5,000 visitors toured the more than 150 vendors who participated from week-to-week in last year’s inaugural season of the market which is designed to support, promote, and grow farms and micro-businesses in the Benton Harbor area. You will find the weekly Friday market at 510 W. Main Street across from Kinexus- Michigan Works! Both vendor space and admission are free, and applications for booth space are available at the Mosaic Resale Store on the perimeter of the sales lot. For additional information, you can reach Thom Golba at 224-209-9968, or look for them on Facebook or at www.harbor-market.com. <br /> <br /> Be sure and mark your calendar now for the Summer Art Hop in the Benton Harbor Arts District including a visit to Water Street Glassworks. The big show takes place from 6 until 9pm on Friday, June 21st throughout the district. Check out the Metals Exhibition at the Dorris Akers Gallery and wander next door for some summer-inspired gelato flavors at the GelatoWorks. You will also have the option of creating a piece of glass art of your own in their Glass Sampler or stop by their Glass Sidewalk Sale for lots of great buys. The Art Hop will also be the public unveiling of the historic, recently rediscovered oil on canvas mural depicting the history of Benton Harbor. The 40-foot long mural was commissioned in 1944 and was last seen publicly in the 1970’s. The unveiling will also coincide with the grand opening of three new additions to the Arts District’s South of Main neighborhood between Pipestone and Colfax. The new shops, studios and galleries at 74, 76, and 78 Wall Street just west of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce offices are being established by veteran entrepreneurs Scott Elliott, Eileen Cropley, and Jerry & Kathy Catania. As always, there will be lots more activity throughout the entire Arts District for this great Art Hop.<br /> <br /> That same weekend will be homecoming weekend for artists involved in the Gene Harris Coming Home Coming Together Concert on Sunday, June 23rd beginning at 6:15pm. The big event is celebrating its 15th season at the Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor. Headlining the event is Benton Harbor’s own Niki Harris with special guest performer Bruce Katz. Backing Niki as has become tradition will be the Tim Fitzgerald Quartet from Chicago. The event is free, however tables of ten can be purchased for $250.00 and donations are accepted. Contact Jamie Balkin at 757-0207 for more.<br /> <br /> Music in the open air will also be the order of the day on the fourth Sunday of June, July and August as celebrated by Music in the Park from the Baroda Village Council. The free concert series on June 23rd will feature Jack Whitehead & Danny Dine at 4pm. A month later, Slim Gypsy Baggage takes to the outdoor stage on July 28th, with Lindsey Mierau wrapping up the season on Sunday, August 25th. You’ll find the park at 8938 Fourth Street in Baroda.<br /> <br /> Third Coast Surf Shop in St. Joseph is currently registering participants for their 3rd Annual Sweetwater Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge coming Saturday, June 15th. The fun and colorful, family-friendly event is a great way to see first-hand what paddle-boarding is all about as challengers take to either a 3-mile mellow course or a more challenging 6-mile run along the shores of Lake Michigan at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor. For registration forms and more go to www.thirdcoastsurfshop.com. It’s great fun to see!<br /> <br /> Remember Bud Schultz…the Dance Man? I told you recently about his desire to establish a dance club of sorts for those like him who would like to regularly dance to Rock n’ Roll tunes of the 50’s & 60’s…and to contact him if you were interested. Well more than 135 of you enthusiastically said “count me in.” Now, your time has come. This coming Wednesday, June 5th from 7pm until 10pm just $5.00 will get you into Hidden Pointe Event Center at 1050 Nickerson, just off of M-139 to relive “The Good Ole Days!” A great central location with an excellent dance floor open to all ages of oldies lovers, married, single or any other way will greet you for the night. Name tags and greeters will welcome you, and your ideas for the next big bash are welcome as well. You can reach Bud at 269- 338-2903 or just show up at the door for a great night of music, memories and dancing fun.<br /> <br /> The Stevensville Car Show is just around the corner, coming Friday, June 14th from 5:30pm until 9pm. Sponsored by the Lakeshore Lions with the assistance of the Village the show is open to all cars for a $5 registration fee. The show will take place on the main drag of the village, St. Joseph Avenue, with traffic diverted during the event, awards and drawings for prizes for all participants. For more, contact Terry Spindler at 269-930-2716.<br /> <br /> The Ladies League of Christ Lutheran Church in Stevensville will host their annual Rummage, Jewelry and Bake Sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13th through the 15th. It has grown to become one of the most anticipated sales of the year and the awesome bake sale typically sells out very fast. All proceeds will go to missions, school and church capital projects. New this year is a $5 Bag Sale all day on Saturday. The sale starts Thursday from noon until 6pm and then runs Friday and Saturday from 9am until 3pm both days at 4333 Cleveland Avenue in Stevensville.<br /> <br /> Finally…a note of congratulations to local businessman Jim Roberts whose company, Jim Roberts Enterprises of St. Joseph garnered an EPIC Award from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce as their Minority Business of the Year. Jim received the award recently at ceremonies conducted at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you again Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com 269-925-6100 ext. 216<br /> <br /> <br />

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