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Sale S • Your HOME • Your LIFESTYLE er Dog Days of Summ chroeder See Center Spread for details! ECRWSS Local Postal Customer F urniture • Your COMFORT • Your CHOICE www.Schr oederFurnitur e.com Paper. News Good our Y www.MailMaxOnline.com to let your tongue lead your heart to some amazing new discoveries. Dzuris and his American-born wife Katrina are both long-time Harbor Country residents who have just opened the doors onto the newest, most elegant specialty shop in New Buffalo called Promeny Cafe, Olive & Wine . You will find the colorful little shop at 910 W. Buffalo Street (US-12) on the south side of New Buffalo. The tasting room and shop encourage visitors to share in their appreci-POSTMASTER: Please deliver on August 16, 2014 August 16, 2014 Moody on The Market Volume 15, Ver. 33 family by phone at 269-469-9957 or visit them online by clicking this link: http://www.promenyonline.com There is rarely anything easy about launching a new small business venture. The myriad tasks involved can be time-consuming and overwhelming under the best of conditions. Nevertheless, countless people venture down the path to the American Dream of owning their own business. For Yolanda Mendoza and Porfiro Munoz , that path was anything but a cake walk. In fact, it took three years of due diligence, long hours of physical labor, and a substantial person-al investment. While the trip was anything but a cake walk, the two entrepreneurs are celebrating with lots of ice cream and other great things that they have made with their own hands at their new venture in the central business district of downtown Watervliet . Mendoza and Munoz are the proud owners and oper-ators of La Chula --A Grocery Store, Cafe & Mexican Ice Cream Store located at 349 North Main Street in Watervliet. Yolanda worked with the team at the Women’s Business Center of Cornerstone Alliance to secure her business plan; identify financing options as well as the numerous other issues associated with a business start-up. The support of friends and family alongside the advice and guidance of independent business consultants Reyna Price and Bob Jones paved the way for an incredible welcome that the community has greeted La Chula with. A steady stream of hungry diners has kept the La Chula staff busy crafting breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week since the doors were MOODY Continued from page 1 P erhaps it’s an optical illu-sion, perhaps we lose all per-spective on space when it’s merely a shell, or there’s a good chance that there are those in the community who thought it would be substantially larger. At any rate, the steel framework you see rising from the foundation of the new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph is the actual footprint of the building, exactly as planned since day one. Indiana developer Mike Jones says the new building is “advancing nicely,” and he is very pleased with the progress-to-date by contractors from Pearson Construction Company in Benton Harbor . The project was held up longer than he had originally anticipated by delayed delivery of the structural steel which is now largely in place on the site at 2939 Niles Avenue across from Lambrecht’s Liquors on land that housed the former Dino’s Family Restaurant . There has been some Facebook chatter questioning the size of the building and whether it had been scaled back from plans originally drawn by Jones. Jones assured me this afternoon that the building is, in fact, the 5,000 square foot plan he has forecast all along and will seat up to 190 patrons once complete this fall. He noted that a patio for additional seating in warm weather will be adjacent to the structure as it sits right now, and the large refrigerated coolers will be situated “outside of the steel framework” as you see it now. The restaurant was held up for several weeks by backlogged orders in the U.S. steel industry, resulting in an unanticipated set back. That will keep him from opening in his original time frame. He had intended to be ready for the upcoming collegiate football season, but the steel delays have pushed that back. The LaPorte entrepreneur, who already owns and operates thirty Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in six states from Virginia to Alaska , awarded the con-struction bid to Pearson last month, and they’ve been on the job with footings and steel erection for the past several weeks. With the pace of construction now underway, Jones is hopeful he can even move up the opening timetable from the hope he voiced last month when he told me, “I would love to get it done this year...and if we have to work overtime to get it done we might have to do that.” He’ll know in the next couple of weeks whether a more aggressive timetable is possible based on Pearson’s progress. Mike acquired the former Dino’s building site and demol-ished it in June in preparation for the new construc-tion. He will be hiring some 50 to 55 full and part-time employees for the sports bar and restaurant once the building nears completion. He owns restaurants in his home state of Indiana as well as in Virginia, Illinois, Ohio , and one each in Coldwater , Michigan and Anchorage , Alaska. His Indiana properties include the Buffalo Wild Wings in LaPorte, Michigan City and Portage . Harbor Country’s Martin Dzuris was born and raised in Czechoslovakia . His appreciation for Old World Cafes and the sophisticated nature of the European palate have resulted in the creation of an eclectic new shop in New Buffalo with a grand array of simple, yet elegant stylings where you will do best M oody Pat ation for sophisticated European tastes. The shop features wines from around the world, organic loose-leaf teas, craft beers, gourmet coffees, European mineral sparkling waters and a fine selection of deli-cious olive oils and balsamic vinegars everyone is encouraged to taste. You will also find unique juices made with mineral water from a deep mineral spring in Martin’s native Czech Republic . Flavors offered include red apple, white grape, peach, grapefruit and magnesia. The classic, old world environment of the shop is immediately inviting, leading you to the tast-ing bar to help you discover the perfect wine pairing with imported cheeses and chocolates. Craft beer tastings are afforded on occasion as well. The wines populate the main showroom, but a corridor called the True Vine Revealed showcases the superior quality and delicious nature of a dozen flavored olive oils and a dozen balsamic vinegars free for the tasting. Offerings ranging from 250ml to 500ml are bottled and ready to be purchased. A beautiful 1930’s era bar was salvaged and lovingly restored by Martin and it rests between several large oak barrels in the wine tasting room. Immediately adjacent on the south side of the shop fresh produce and flowering plants are offered at John’s Farm Market next to Promeny. The cafe also houses the Harbor Country Wine Art Gallery of Katrina Dzuris who hand-crafts objects from wine bottles, corks and more. Promeny Cafe, Olive & Wine is open for business from 9am until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 9am until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You can reach the Dzuris Celebrating birthdays doesn’t mean your vision can’t benefit from medical care to keep is as sharp as it can be. 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Perhaps it’s an optical illusion, perhaps we lose all perspective on space when it’s merely a shell, or there’s a good chance that there are those in the community who thought it would be substantially larger. At any rate, the steel framework you see rising from the foundation of the new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph is the actual footprint of the building, exactly as planned since day one. Indiana developer Mike Jones says the new building is “advancing nicely,” and he is very pleased with the progress-to-date by contractors from Pearson Construction Company in Benton Harbor. The project was held up longer than he had originally anticipated by delayed delivery of the structural steel which is now largely in place on the site at 2939 Niles Avenue across from Lambrecht’s Liquors on land that housed the former Dino’s Family Restaurant. There has been some Facebook chatter questioning the size of the building and whether it had been scaled back from plans originally drawn by Jones. Jones assured me this afternoon that the building is, in fact, the 5,000 square foot plan he has forecast all along and will seat up to 190 patrons once complete this fall. He noted that a patio for additional seating in warm weather will be adjacent to the structure as it sits right now, and the large refrigerated coolers will be situated “outside of the steel framework” as you see it now. The restaurant was held up for several weeks by backlogged orders in the U.S. steel industry, resulting in an unanticipated set back. That will keep him from opening in his original time frame. He had intended to be ready for the upcoming collegiate football season, but the steel delays have pushed that back. The LaPorte entrepreneur, who already owns and operates thirty Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in six states from Virginia to Alaska, awarded the construction bid to Pearson last month, and they’ve been on the job with footings and steel erection for the past several weeks. With the pace of construction now underway, Jones is hopeful he can even move up the opening timetable from the hope he voiced last month when he told me, “I would love to get it done this year...and if we have to work overtime to get it done we might have to do that.” He’ll know in the next couple of weeks whether a more aggressive timetable is possible based on Pearson’s progress. Mike acquired the former Dino’s building site and demolished it in June in preparation for the new construction. He will be hiring some 50 to 55 full and parttime employees for the sports bar and restaurant once the building nears completion. He owns restaurants in his home state of Indiana as well as in Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, and one each in Coldwater, Michigan and Anchorage, Alaska. His Indiana properties include the Buffalo Wild Wings in LaPorte, Michigan City and Portage.<br /> <br /> Harbor Country’s Martin Dzuris was born and raised in Czechoslovakia. His appreciation for Old World Cafes and the sophisticated nature of the European palate have resulted in the creation of an eclectic new shop in New Buffalo with a grand array of simple, yet elegant stylings where you will do best to let your tongue lead your heart to some amazing new discoveries. Dzuris and his American-born wife Katrina are both long-time Harbor Country residents who have just opened the doors onto the newest, most elegant specialty shop in New Buffalo called Promeny Cafe, Olive & Wine. You will find the colorful little shop at 910 W. Buffalo Street (US-12) on the south side of New Buffalo. The tasting room and shop encourage visitors to share in their appreciation for sophisticated European tastes. The shop features wines from around the world, organic looseleaf teas, craft beers, gourmet coffees, European mineral sparkling waters and a fine selection of delicious olive oils and balsamic vinegars everyone is encouraged to taste. You will also find unique juices made with mineral water from a deep mineral spring in Martin’s native Czech Republic. Flavors offered include red apple, white grape, peach, grapefruit and magnesia. The classic, old world environment of the shop is immediately inviting, leading you to the tasting bar to help you discover the perfect wine pairing with imported cheeses and chocolates. Craft beer tastings are afforded on occasion as well. The wines populate the main showroom, but a corridor called the True Vine Revealed showcases the superior quality and delicious nature of a dozen flavored olive oils and a dozen balsamic vinegars free for the tasting. Offerings ranging from 250ml to 500ml are bottled and ready to be purchased. A beautiful 1930’s era bar was salvaged and lovingly restored by Martin and it rests between several large oak barrels in the wine tasting room. Immediately adjacent on the south side of the shop fresh produce and flowering plants are offered at John’s Farm Market next to Promeny. The cafe also houses the Harbor Country Wine Art Gallery of Katrina Dzuris who hand-crafts objects from wine bottles, corks and more. Promeny Cafe, Olive & Wine is open for business from 9am until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 9am until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You can reach the Dzuris family by phone at 269-469-9957 or visit them online by clicking this link: http://www.promenyonline.com <br /> <br /> There is rarely anything easy about launching a new small business venture. The myriad tasks involved can be time-consuming and overwhelming under the best of conditions. Nevertheless, countless people venture down the path to the American Dream of owning their own business. For Yolanda Mendoza and Porfiro Munoz, that path was anything but a cake walk. In fact, it took three years of due diligence, long hours of physical labor, and a substantial personal investment. While the trip was anything but a cake walk, the two entrepreneurs are celebrating with lots of ice cream and other great things that they have made with their own hands at their new venture in the central business district of downtown Watervliet. Mendoza and Munoz are the proud owners and operators of La Chula -- A Grocery Store, Cafe & Mexican Ice Cream Store located at 349 North Main Street in Watervliet. Yolanda worked with the team at the Women’s Business Center of Cornerstone Alliance to secure her business plan; identify financing options as well as the numerous other issues associated with a business start-up. The support of friends and family alongside the advice and guidance of independent business consultants Reyna Price and Bob Jones paved the way for an incredible welcome that the community has greeted La Chula with. A steady stream of hungry diners has kept the La Chula staff busy crafting breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week since the doors were first opened a week before the 4th of July. You’ll find the crew in the house 8am until 10pm seven days a week in downtown Watervliet. The grocery stocks a wide variety of specialty ethnic foods, fresh produce, and coming soon a deli and meat counter at the back of the store. Yolanda arrived in the U.S. five years ago from her native Mexico and having owned a similar business in her homeland she was very eager to get La Chula up and running. Porfiro is a 23 year resident of Watervliet who is also the Supervisor at Grandview Orchards in Watervliet. The two worked around the clock to remodel the long-empty storefront completely on their own. With more than 16,000 residents within a five-mile radius of Watervliet, plus countless seasonal visitors annually, the area had been tabbed one of four “food deserts” in Berrien County where people lacked local access to nutritious food as well as other household necessities. Now, La Chula, featuring fresh produce, a meat counter and a cafe menu featuring fresh and tasty Mexican food and homemade ice cream can assure area residents and visitors of a local, high quality alternative. Coming soon to La Chula will be the capability of accepting EBT and providing money wiring services. The cafe menu features traditional offerings like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, gorditas and more. You can also find seafood, enchiladas, flautas, Carne Asada, chimichangas, fajitas, taco salads and breakfast offerings. Yolanda handcrafts all of the Mexican Ice Cream in the store and also makes a broad array of flavorful, handmade popsicles for kids of all ages. The Mexican market, deli and cafe can be reached by phone at 269-201- 6035, and you can follow their offerings on Facebook, too. Cafe service is available for both dine-in and carry-out options. Check it out for yourself as you swing through downtown Watervliet.<br /> <br /> Mary Cooper has been a presence in the business community of Michigan’s Great Southwest for 35 years now. She has made a huge difference in many people’s lives by working diligently to bring more and more of them to wellness, every day, by using the products and services of Diet Center. She also turns 68 years old soon, and she’s using the dual occasion for a big celebration to which everyone is invited. A great little side-bar effect is that she will be raising dollars for the Lighthouse Forever Fund at the same time. Mary is the owner/operator and counselor of the Diet Center franchise operation on Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph. She has been working her magic for 35 years even as she fulfills her own passion for making a difference in people’s health and lives. She has worked through those three and a half decades to help others meet their goals and dreams while also giving back to the community. In fact, over the course of the years Diet Center has raised more than $22,000 for a variety of causes near and dear to her heart. Next month she’ll continue that trend with a weeklong celebration from August 18th to the 24th. With her 68th birthday falling on August 22nd, Mary tells me she is donating $1-dollar to the Lighthouse Forever Fund for every hug that she receives that entire week. She is also hopeful that you will join in with your private donations to save and preserve our North Pier Lighthouses, both the inner and outer lights. Diet Center is open daily from 6:30am until 5pm that week at 2614 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph. Mary says she launched her business because she understands it’s hard to lose weight by one’s self. With one-on-one counseling comes accountability. The Diet Center program is tailored to meet the health needs of men and women alike. It’s a three step program of Reducing, Stabilization, and free Maintenance programming to provide ongoing monitoring and support. She also affords special attention to clients with health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Mary also offers the option of unique, fresh foods created by JA Foodservice of Benton Harbor along with Diet Center Products for busy people. She notes, however, that real grocery foods are used in the program and you do not have to buy your foods from Diet Center. They do, however, have optional healthy choices that work well with the weight loss program. Diet Center offers free consultation with body composition testing to provide an accurate view of every clients’ needs. Mary admits that it was her own eating issues beginning at age 13 that sent her down this path and now her drive to counsel and motivate has literally become a part of her DNA. She is a nutrition speaker for company wellness programs, churches and organizations. She is an advocate for healthy eating that touches the entire family, and always works to build relationships that are helpful toward achieving goals and dreams. She is especially proud of having helped one male client lose 323 pounds. She also points with pride to having had Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie on the Diet Center Program when they lived in the Berrien Springs community. Plan now to help Mary Cooper celebrate her equation of 35 plus 68 in the grand plan that will help generate dollars for hugs to regenerate and preserve the North Pier Lighthouses through the Lighthouse Forever Fund. The fun begins August 18th and runs through the 24th.<br /> <br /> Tim Cunningham has been wowing audiences in the area for many years, most recently during the Friday night performance in the Community Concert Series staged during the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid in late May. He returns to the home front this week for a Back by Popular Demand Smooth Jazz performance at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor. Proceeds from the event will go to the Benton Harbor Promise and the Benton Harbor Tiger Marching Band program. Cunningham, a world renowned saxophonist, will bring his considerable talents to the Jean Klock stage on Friday, August 22, 2014 when the gates will open at 6pm and the performance gets underway at 7pm. Opening for Cunningham will be the beneficiaries of part of the fundraising, The Benton Harbor High School Tiger Band. The event is underwritten by The Inn at Harbor Shores, Whirlpool Corporation, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the Renaissance Athletic Club of Benton Harbor. Tickets for the August 22nd show are $25 for the reserved section and $15 for general admission. A table of 10 plus two VIP Parking Passes can be purchased for $300. Tickets are available at the Benton Harbor Promise office, The Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor, Lark’s Bar-B-Que in Benton Harbor, and the Symphony office in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week. See you Saturday here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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