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Fairplain Plaza , and work continues inside the former Office Depot store at the opposite end of the shopping center for the cre-ation of a forthcoming new space for Dunham Sports, a new lease has been signed and young shoppers will have a new place to spend their money in the form of rue21. That new specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded mer-chandise and newest trends has signed on to take space adjacent to the recently opened Five Below store in the strip that houses Kohl’s of Benton Harbor. According to their website, rue21 is the fashion destination for fresh, fun apparel for girls and guys offering signature brands tarea, rue21 Etc!, ruebeaute! and CARBON elements. The site proclaims rue21 to be the place to hit the street in style with fashion at a great value, saying “We know how important it is to look good and still have enough money left over to have fun!” “Rue” comes from the French word for “street,” while 21 embodies the age that everyone wants to be. The company is headquartered just north of Pittsburgh in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. Having opened 41 new stores across the nation in the first quarter of this year alone, they now occupy 47 states with more than 941 stores. There are 32 in Michigan MICHIGAN with three new stores due to open any day now in Milwaukee Lansing, Bay City and Cadillac. Those closest Lansing rue21 stores to us are currently at Lighthouse Place in Michigan City, Indiana and Erskine Village in Detroit South Bend. The company sported net first quarter Benton Harbor Chicago sales north of $224-million dollars. The new Plaza St. Joseph shop will feature clothing for guys in the form of long and short sleeve shirts, graphic tees, tanks, South Bend jeans, pants, shorts, shoes, cologne and accessories. Cleveland Girls will have the same category options plus sweaters, dresses, skirts, loungewear, bras and undies, yoga wear, jewelry, handbags, sandals, sun-INDIANA OHIO glasses, and makeup elements. No word on how soon the build-out for the store will get underway or Columbus a target for opening of the store. All rue21 stores are company-owned, not franchise operations, and Indianapolis hours of operation vary from center to center. Stay tuned for more on the impending arrival of the hip new rue21! A lot of people, myself included, have been trying to get to the bottom of the story regarding Roxy’s of St. Joseph! First of all…here’s the good news: Yes, they will be open again soon! It seems that Jodi & Leo Wenzlaff are the new owners of the wildly popular burger stand on the periphery of St. Joseph High School’s Dickinson Stadium. Jodi tells me that the restaurant was built in 1966, and when they bought the place, they had originally planned to do “a few improvements.” Unfortunately, they kept running into problems, and then just when they thought everything was going to wrap up, they ran into a major hurdle when inspectors informed them that they would need to make the restrooms handicap accessible, including installation of a ramp between the dining room and the restroom location at the back of the building. When we com-municated at the end of June, Jodi told me that they were hopeful that the final work would progress  ing touches on the new Ulta mattresses Beauty center in the PAYMENTS FOR 36 MONTHS! † See back! Now that we have flipped the calendar page to Prospective tenants for the eight smoothly allowing them to re-open for business by W. Main Street. nd Tosi’s Restaurant of Stevensville is embark-floor residential lofts and up to 9,300 July, (8) new 2 th th next weekend, the 13 and 14 of July. The 74 th year in business! Last Saturday, rumor mill was running rampant over the seeming square feet of commercial office/retail space on the ing on their th , was the actual milestone marker for the June 29 ground floor can now see architectural drawings, lack of visible progress on the building, the over-designer samples for interior and exterior finishes Tosi crew…and it also marked a bittersweet day for grown BUY lawn out front, and the vague nature of the S! small signage on the door regarding the remodeling and lots of other information regarding the project. Marge Wiatrowski . After working her way up $ 99 299 project. I’m right there with you, folks, I can’t wait The leasing center is open Monday from 8am until over the years, Marge has officially stepped back to sink my teeth into a Roxy Deluxe just like the rest 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 10am until and is now looking forward to the relaxation that and Fridays from 8:30am until 4:40pm. The comes with retirement, allowing her to spend more Berrien County Resident Rates of 2013 you! Soon, my friends…be patient…it’s coming 7pm, lofts are expected to be completed for occupancy quality family time and traveling. Her children, soon! this November, and are being offered exclusively Dan & Lori McCrery and Amy Paulin have SHOP ONLINE! of my column, I 14, inad-2013 In May the June 24 15 th edition -September vertently passed along incorrect information that on a first-come, first-served basis with reservations moved into upper management and ownership posi-now being accepted. Commercial tenants are also tions at the landmark eatery which has become a had Monday been posted a social media site Friday regarding -Sunday -on Thursday Sophia’s of Benton Harbor. I had indicated that a encouraged to make early contact to facilitate destination attraction for decades. Dan, Lori and maximum customization during the build-out and Amy have been working on updated technology, restaurateur Tony and his sons who have 7am named -$107 7am -$127 recently opened a new eatery had been the original renovation process. Christine Wilke is your host at engaging more social media platforms, and gener-the leasing $77 on Junior Junior center and she can be reached at 269-ally working to enhance the more than 20-years of owners of Sophia’s Mall Drive in Benton $77 service that each of them already has logged at the Charter Township . That information is incorrect. 605-0148. Don’t wait until it’s too late. restaurant on Ridge Road. Dan has asked me to New residents at the upcoming Saranac Flats Noon -$87 Noon -$107 Peter Philis is now, and always has been, the owner won’t have to travel far to get their food fix with the share his family’s deep gratitude to patrons past and of Sophia’s. My $77 apologies for the factual error to $77 Junior Junior For golf related requests & tee times, The Grille at Harbor Shores, all parties concerned. Thanks for helping me to set impending arrival of Rio’s Mexican Restaurant of present for their support of an amazing local busi-ness, and how much they look forward to providing Benton Harbor directly across or the meeting street. The and banquet information, the 3pm record straight. -$77 3pm -$77 Patrons of the Summer Solstice Art Hop popular Mexican cuisine purveyor who recently you with the same level of excellence for many please call 269.927 .4653. were among the first to get a sneak preview of a opened up shop in the former Popeye’s Chicken & years to come. Congratulations to all of Team Tosi, September 15-17 Closed for Aerification I-94 and Red Arrow and best wishes to everyone involved! dynamic new residential loft project currently Biscuits building alongside For real estate information, call 269.932.1600. underway along Main Street in Benton Harbor. Highway in Stevensville, has signed a lease to take over the former HarborTown Café building on September 18, 2013 -Season Close Regular travelers along that route have been mar-West Main Street in Benton Harbor. It will mark veling over the breadth and depth of the dramatic OPEN TO THE PUBLIC makeover of a spectacular old Daily building at 376 W. the fourth site for Rio’s which, in addition to the Main Street transforming that space into the new recently opened Stevensville shop, also hosts guests in both New Buffalo and Michigan City in $87 Junior Morning & Saranac Flats . Midday The building was originally con--$77 201 Graham Ave., Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 Open to the Public structed in the early 1920’s by the Saranac Indiana. Building owner Rod Curley tells me that Machine opera-the crew from Rio’s has been moving on a very 2pm -Company Twilight to house the company’s $67 tions of design and construction of high-grade rapid track with hopes of being open just 11-days Harborshoreslife.com agricultural packaging machinery. Prairie Real after signing the lease which would have them $52 4pm -Super Twilight opening their doors this coming Monday, July 8 th . Estate Group has established a leasing office for GO LF REAL ES T A TE | LIFES T YLE | EVENT S they met target | that Saranac Flats that is now open in Suite 100 at 330 We’ll have to check and see if by stopping by this week. Stay tuned. HOT TM MOODY Continued from page 1 ARLINGTON 3-PIECE DINING Great small-space set! 42x26 drop-leaf table opens to 42” round. 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As workers put the finishing touches on the new Ulta Beauty center in the Fairplain Plaza, and work continues inside the former Office Depot store at the opposite end of the shopping center for the creation of a forthcoming new space for Dunham Sports, a new lease has been signed and young shoppers will have a new place to spend their money in the form of rue21. That new specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and newest trends has signed on to take space adjacent to the recently opened Five Below store in the strip that houses Kohl’s of Benton Harbor. According to their website, rue21 is the fashion destination for fresh, fun apparel for girls and guys offering signature brands tarea, rue21 Etc!, ruebeaute! And CARBON elements. The site proclaims rue21 to be the place to hit the street in style with fashion at a great value, saying “We know how important it is to look good and still have enough money left over to have fun!” “Rue” comes from the French word for “street,” while 21 embodies the age that everyone wants to be. The company is headquartered just north of Pittsburgh in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. Having opened 41 new stores across the nation in the first quarter of this year alone, they now occupy 47 states with more than 941 stores. There are 32 in Michigan with three new stores due to open any day now in Lansing, Bay City and Cadillac. Those closest rue21 stores to us are currently at Lighthouse Place in Michigan City, Indiana and Erskine Village in South Bend. The company sported net first quarter sales north of $224-million dollars. The new Plaza shop will feature clothing for guys in the form of long and short sleeve shirts, graphic tees, tanks, jeans, pants, shorts, shoes, cologne and accessories. Girls will have the same category options plus sweaters, dresses, skirts, loungewear, bras and undies, yoga wear, jewelry, handbags, sandals, sunglasses, and makeup elements. No word on how soon the build-out for the store will get underway or a target for opening of the store. All rue21 stores are company-owned, not franchise operations, and hours of operation vary from center to center. Stay tuned for more on the impending arrival of the hip new rue21!<br /> <br /> A lot of people, myself included, have been trying to get to the bottom of the story regarding Roxy’s of St. Joseph! First of all…here’s the good news: Yes, they will be open again soon! It seems that Jodi & Leo Wenzlaff are the new owners of the wildly popular burger stand on the periphery of St. Joseph High School’s Dickinson Stadium. Jodi tells me that the restaurant was built in 1966, and when they bought the place, they had originally planned to do “a few improvements.” Unfortunately, they kept running into problems, and then just when they thought everything was going to wrap up, they ran into a major hurdle when inspectors informed them that they would need to make the restrooms handicap accessible, including installation of a ramp between the dining room and the restroom location at the back of the building. When we communicated at the end of June, Jodi told me that they were hopeful that the final work would progress smoothly allowing them to re-open for business by next weekend, the 13th and 14th of July. The rumor mill was running rampant over the seeming lack of visible progress on the building, the overgrown lawn out front, and the vague nature of the small signage on the door regarding the remodeling project. I’m right there with you, folks, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into a Roxy Deluxe just like the rest of you! Soon, my friends…be patient…it’s coming soon!<br /> <br /> In the June 15th edition of my column, I inadvertently passed along incorrect information that had been posted on a social media site regarding Sophia’s of Benton Harbor. I had indicated that a restaurateur named Tony and his sons who have recently opened a new eatery had been the original owners of Sophia’s on Mall Drive in Benton Charter Township. That information is incorrect. Peter Philis is now, and always has been, the owner of Sophia’s. My apologies for the factual error to all parties concerned. Thanks for helping me to set the record straight.<br /> <br /> Patrons of the Summer Solstice Art Hop were among the first to get a sneak preview of a dynamic new residential loft project currently underway along Main Street in Benton Harbor. Regular travelers along that route have been marveling over the breadth and depth of the dramatic makeover of a spectacular old building at 376 W. Main Street transforming that space into the new Saranac Flats. The building was originally constructed in the early 1920’s by the Saranac Machine Company to house the company’s operations of design and construction of high-grade agricultural packaging machinery. Prairie Real Estate Group has established a leasing office for Saranac Flats that is now open in Suite 100 at 330 W. Main Street. Prospective tenants for the eight (8) new 2nd floor residential lofts and up to 9,300 square feet of commercial office/retail space on the ground floor can now see architectural drawings, designer samples for interior and exterior finishes and lots of other information regarding the project. The leasing center is open Monday from 8am until 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 10am until 7pm, and Fridays from 8:30am until 4:40pm. The lofts are expected to be completed for occupancy this November, and are being offered exclusively on a first-come, first-served basis with reservations now being accepted. Commercial tenants are also encouraged to make early contact to facilitate maximum customization during the build-out and renovation process. Christine Wilke is your host at the leasing center and she can be reached at 269- 605-0148. Don’t wait until it’s too late.<br /> <br /> New residents at the upcoming Saranac Flats won’t have to travel far to get their food fix with the impending arrival of Rio’s Mexican Restaurant of Benton Harbor directly across the street. The popular Mexican cuisine purveyor who recently opened up shop in the former Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits building alongside I-94 and Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville, has signed a lease to take over the former HarborTown Café building on West Main Street in Benton Harbor. It will mark the fourth site for Rio’s which, in addition to the recently opened Stevensville shop, also hosts guests in both New Buffalo and Michigan City in Indiana. Building owner Rod Curley tells me that the crew from Rio’s has been moving on a very rapid track with hopes of being open just 11-days after signing the lease which would have them opening their doors this coming Monday, July 8th. We’ll have to check and see if they met that target by stopping by this week. Stay tuned.<br /> <br /> Now that we have flipped the calendar page to July, Tosi’s Restaurant of Stevensville is embarking on their 74th year in business! Last Saturday, June 29th, was the actual milestone marker for the Tosi crew…and it also marked a bittersweet day for Marge Wiatrowski. After working her way up over the years, Marge has officially stepped back and is now looking forward to the relaxation that comes with retirement, allowing her to spend more quality family time and traveling. Her children, Dan & Lori McCrery and Amy Paulin have moved into upper management and ownership positions at the landmark eatery which has become a destination attraction for decades. Dan, Lori and Amy have been working on updated technology, engaging more social media platforms, and generally working to enhance the more than 20-years of service that each of them already has logged at the restaurant on Ridge Road. Dan has asked me to share his family’s deep gratitude to patrons past and present for their support of an amazing local business, and how much they look forward to providing you with the same level of excellence for many years to come. Congratulations to all of Team Tosi, and best wishes to everyone involved!<br /> <br /> A two-year journey that became an absolute labor of love is now paying huge dividends for Laurie & Gary Greer of Watervliet. They quietly opened the doors onto their eclectic new nightspot in the center of downtown Watervliet recently after launching plans back around Christmas of 2012 or earlier and working 12-hour days recreating the space. Their sparkling new Hawgsville Saloon at 365 N. Main Street in Watervliet is already packing folks in to enjoy what Laurie lovingly refers to as the place “where Harley meets big time sports and live entertainment.” A lifelong resident of the community whose parents used to own the downtown gas station back in the 70’s, Laurie is on a mission to return her Paw Paw Lake neighborhood back to the glory days when things were booming. The Greers also own and operate the Handy Spot Grocery, and Laurie has relocated her Platinum Real Estate office to the corner of Main & Butternut as she works to breathe new life into her hometown. Hawgsville sports a hand-crafted bar top made of white oak and Brazilian cherry created by Joe Berry of Berry’s Hardwood Floors. The new floor is Italian stone, and the waitress stations use gear from Gladiator Garage Works. The massively renovated building, originally built in 1950, was the long time home to the former Elite Bar & Grill. Laurie tells me that they are currently serving some killer BBQ, burgers, a Cuban sandwich and the menu grows almost every day with new offerings. The bar and grill opens on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4pm…on Fridays at 2pm…and on the weekends at noon. They basically will remain open until the last customer leaves, and live music, when offered, will be performed from 8pm until midnight. Long range plans include creation of a smoke house to allow the Greers to smoke their own hams, sausages and other meats. They currently hand-grind their own meat daily, as well. Hawgsville can be reached by phone at 201-7120. Congratulations, and best of luck!<br /> <br /> Fans of Country Stitches Alterations & Embroidery should take note that owner Kerry Bolin has relocated the shop from Lake Street in Bridgman to her new site at 9794 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman. You can still reach the shop at 465-3367.<br /> <br /> The ladies who owned and operated Curves of New Buffalo have elected to retire later this month, and that has prompted Brenda Depta at Curves of St. Joseph to invited members who wish to transfer membership to pick up their routine with her at 2907 Division Street in Southtown St. Joe. Curves centers are fitness facilities designed especially for women of all shapes, sizes and ages providing exercise in a supportive club environment. You can reach Brenda at 428-8050.<br /> <br /> If you’ve got kids looking to play BAHA Hockey next season, time is running out for registration. The Berrien Area Hockey Association’s Youth Hockey online registration is now underway and will end at the close of business on Tuesday, July 9th. Registration for both the House “C” and Freeze hockey programs can be accomplished at www.bahablades.com. <br /> <br /> There’s another way soon to enjoy the colder things in life…and that’s with the Child & Family Services Auxiliary of St. Joseph as they present their Annual Ice Cream Social on the Whitcomb Veranda in downtown St. Joe on Krasl Art Fair Saturday, next Saturday, July 13th, from 10am until 4pm. Cakes, pies and ice cream will be offered for just $3 with tickets available that day. All proceeds go directly to help support the programs of Child & Family Services serving children, the elderly, and families in the region. Your quick treat will help fund Safe Shelter, The Link Crisis Intervention Center, Harbor House, Autumn House, West Michigan Guardianship and Homecare Services. The Auxiliary has been active dating back to 1915 helping such programs. <br /> <br /> Coming soon to Lake Boulevard in St. Joe: the Mike Yore Memorial Car & Music Show presented by Honor Credit Union. The big event is headed our way July 18th from 4 until 10pm along the bluff and in the John E. N. Howard Bandshell. Vintage and classic autos roll in and line up for a grand review by friends and neighbors, along with three free concerts sponsored by the Paul & Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust managed by the Neumann Financial Group of Hilliard Lyons.<br /> <br /> The evening’s music will kick off with Jenna Mammina, followed by the Hillbenders, and finally Three Bad Jacks from Los Angeles. You can find more of the low-down from St. Joseph Today at www.stjoetoday.com. That’s it for this week, kids. Have a super weekend…and we’ll see you out and about, and again here in MailMax next Saturday!

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