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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See OAd Our Ad on Page P 4 May 23, 2015 Paper. News Good our Y www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 23, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 21 Moody on The Market M oody Pat Check Out Our Ad on Page 3 S pud lovers, your day in paradise has arrived! Load A Spud of Benton Harbor has opened for business. The restaurant opened on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Some fifteen weeks ago, Tom Walker put up the “Coming Soon” sign...and now the second in his franchise line up of baked potato specialty restaurants in West Michigan is open for business. Two months later than had originally been predicted, the new Load A Spud diner is now ready to build you a baked potato to your custom order on the spot at 610 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor between Signature Automotive Group and Art & Image Sign Company . Look for the team in the house 7-days a week, from 11am until 9pm Monday through Saturday and noon until 7pm on Sundays. Walker and his partner Nick Loper from Coloma were busy putting the finishing touches on the restaurant on the morning of the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade , and loading up a multitude of bins with a huge array of fixings for you to select for your baked potato. Eventually Loper will buy the franchise out completely from Walker who created the first Load A Spud on 44th Street in Grand Rapids back in mid-November. He tells me that restaurant is going gangbusters. Walker also owns the Wing Heaven name and franchises multiple locations for that property. Walker calls Load A Spud “the great alter-native to the renowned sub sandwich,” asking the rhetorical question, “Why Bread? Put it on a Potato!” His goal is to have you shift from having a baked potato as a side dish to loading it up and mak-ing it the centerpiece of your entire meal. Load A Spud features 20 signature baked potatoes and a variety of meats, veggies, sauces and butters for you to load them up to your individual taste. Every pota-to is a full pound or more, and you get your choice of four butters including: The Load A Spud House Butter…Sour Cream Butter…Original Butter…and Garlic Butter. The basic potato is $5 and you can take it from there by adding meats, shrimp, sauces, cheeses, veggies and more. They are also offering catering for off-site potato bar parties and events. Walker and Loper have converted what was originally a Domino’s Pizza location to the new potato bar. The building is being leased from the original Domino’s owners Don & Barbara Meeks of Benton Harbor. If all has gone as planned, a couple of young men native to Goa, a popular tourist-friendly Portuguese colony along the Arabian Sea in the south of India , have put the finishing touches on their new restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph in the space that formerly housed the ill-fated Hong Kong Chinese Buffet Restaurant behind the new Buffalo Wild Wings . Nelo Hernandes and his sidekick Melser, are busy assembling their family-owned Memories of India restaurant which was sched-uled to open this week on May 20th. Both attended culinary training in India, where Nelo is a graduate of the Fr. Agnelo Institute of Food Crafts & Culinary Sciences in the State of Goa . Melser is a Hotel Management graduate from the Technical Institute of Goa . The new Memories of India restaurant will feature authentic Indian dishes from both the north and south of India, and authentic Goan Portuguese dishes as well. Both men have DOORBUSTERS SUNDAY & MONDAY -WHILE THEY LAST FOR 124 STORES! All doorbuster/special purchase availability is limited to in-store, on-hand stock only. Quantities vary by store. Available in person, in-store only; no phone or web orders. memorial sale OPEN Memorial DAY $ 198 special purchase while 800 last! 80% OFF Yeldon Rocker Recliner SKU# X304083 IN BARK ONLY. 80 % OFF list prices of advertised items UP TO $ special purchase while 500 last! 65% OFF Natalia Wall Mirror SKU# 2438831 28 $ special purchase while 250 last! 79% OFF Rosalinda Firm Queen Size Mattress SKU# 5127250 FOUNDATION EXTRA. SEE STORE FOR DETAILS. 198 Disclaimers on Page 3 special purchase! Buy a TEMPUR-Breeze TM mattress, get this FREE Large scale -100” wide! Riva Queen Size Bed SEE STORE. 756 E Napier Ave Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-7430 Store Hours: Saturday 10am -6pm Weekdays 10am -8pm, Sunday 11am -5pm Corner of Napier and M-139, B.H. 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&#0e;-AIL-AX/NLINE&#0e;COMsWWW&#0e;FACEBOOK&#0e;COM&#0f;E-AIL-AX s-ARTINS3UPER-ARKETS s(ARDINGS&RIENDLY-ARKET s!CE(ARDWAREs-74IRE s0ATER4RUE6ALUEs3CHROEDER&URNITURE )NSERTSMAYVARYBY:IP#ODE Continued on page 8

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Spud lovers, your day in paradise has arrived! Load A Spud of Benton Harbor has opened for business. The restaurant opened on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Some fifteen weeks ago, Tom Walker put up the “Coming Soon” sign...and now the second in his franchise line up of baked potato specialty restaurants in West Michigan is open for business. Two months later than had originally been predicted, the new Load A Spud diner is now ready to build you a baked potato to your custom order on the spot at 610 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor between Signature Automotive Group and Art & Image Sign Company. Look for the team in the house 7-days a week, from 11am until 9pm Monday through Saturday and noon until 7pm on Sundays. Walker and his partner Nick Loper from Coloma were busy putting the finishing touches on the restaurant on the morning of the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade, and loading up a multitude of bins with a huge array of fixings for you to select for your baked potato. Eventually Loper will buy the franchise out completely from Walker who created the first Load A Spud on 44th Street in Grand Rapids back in mid-November. He tells me that restaurant is going gangbusters. Walker also owns the Wing Heaven name and franchises multiple locations for that property. Walker calls Load A Spud “the great alternative to the renowned sub sandwich,” asking the rhetorical question, “Why Bread? Put it on a Potato!” His goal is to have you shift from having a baked potato as a side dish to loading it up and making it the centerpiece of your entire meal. Load A Spud features 20 signature baked potatoes and a variety of meats, veggies, sauces and butters for you to load them up to your individual taste. Every potato is a full pound or more, and you get your choice of four butters including: The Load A Spud House Butter…Sour Cream Butter…Original Butter…and Garlic Butter. The basic potato is $5 and you can take it from there by adding meats, shrimp, sauces, cheeses, veggies and more. They are also offering catering for off-site potato bar parties and events.

Walker and Loper have converted what was originally a Domino’s Pizza location to the new potato bar. The building is being leased from the original Domino’s owners Don & Barbara Meeks of Benton Harbor.

If all has gone as planned, a couple of young men native to Goa, a popular tourist-friendly Portuguese colony along the Arabian Sea in the south of India, have put the finishing touches on their new restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph in the space that formerly housed the ill-fated Hong Kong Chinese Buffet Restaurant behind the new Buffalo Wild Wings. Nelo Hernandes and his sidekick Melser, are busy assembling their family-owned Memories of India restaurant which was scheduled to open this week on May 20th. Both attended culinary training in India, where Nelo is a graduate of the Fr. Agnelo Institute of Food Crafts & Culinary Sciences in the State of Goa. Melser is a Hotel Management graduate from the Technical Institute of Goa. The new Memories of India restaurant will feature authentic Indian dishes from both the north and south of India, and authentic Goan Portuguese dishes as well.Both men have Worked for Carnival Cruise Lines as Chefs, and were eager to get their new 95-seat restaurant up and running ahead of the summer tourist season here.They characterize Goa as being very similar to Michigan’s Great Southwest with lots of beaches, churches, and many things for visitors to enjoy. Both are born and raised Catholics from the Portuguese colony, and bring considerable culinary skills to their art. One example of a signature dish they will bring to the table on their menu, which is still being finalized, is their Butter Chicken with a largely tomato-based creamy sauce with Indian herbs and spices. Nelo says authentic Goan Lamb Vindaloo will be another. Memories of India will offer buffet- style dining during the lunch hour and ala carte service for dinner daily. The restaurant will be open from 11am until 10pm Monday through Saturday with buffet service ending at 3pm, giving way to ala carte ordering...and open Sundays from noon until 10pm with buffet service again ending at 3pm to clear the decks for ala carte offerings. Take-out service will be available, as will catering, and the new restaurant will be capable of handling parties of up to 100 people for special occasions. WiFi service will be available, and a couple of Tvs will be installed as well. The restaurant is located at 2945 Niles Avenue in Southtown, alongside Lakeside Urology. The phone number is 269-281-0450.Catering to individual tastes, many of the sauces and seasonings at Memories of India will be available in mild, medium, medium-hot, hot, and extra-hot variations.Look for a formal grand opening later when the restaurant is settled in, and enjoy the new ethnic offerings of Memories of India.

When Yo Bubbs Frozen Yogurt burst onto the scene a couple of summers ago, they were an instant hit in downtown St. Joseph. There were, however, those who elected to stay away because they were simply not fans of the frozen yogurt product. This spring, Bobby Walsh and his family have elected to rename the colorful shop to more adequately portray their newly expanded product line. Now, the place is called Yo Bubbs Frozen Desserts. It’s already working like magic for the Walsh family and their employees. The shop re-opened for the new season a couple of weekends ago and the turnout was, to quote Elvie Walsh, the matriarch of the family and inventor of Yo Bubbs, “Absolutely amazing!” The neon-colored shop re-opened for business on Friday, May 1st with two additional machines installed that will now vend “the most decadent Frozen Custard, Italian Ice, Gelato and Gelati (which is a twist of both custard and Italian ice).” Now, Yo Bubbs has something for virtually everyone, and still affords everybody the opportunity to hand-craft their own creation by adding as many as 36 toppings from their extensive topping bar. Now there are six machines in the house at 319 State Street in the central business district. Inasmuch as each machine has three different flavor options, every visit gives you the chance to select from 18 individual offerings, and they regularly rotate flavor options to give You many chances to sample new favorites all the time. It’s pretty clear that the word has spread, because customers wiped out the entire weekend’s planned supply of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Gelato by early Saturday evening. Elvie says some of the new, upcoming, Gelato flavors you can look forward to trying over the next several weeks include Pistachio Dulce de Leche...Walnut Fudge...Creme Brulee...Red Raspberry...Chocolate Biscotti... Chocolate Fudge Brownie...Mocha Bonbon... Tiramisu...and Belgian Cookie. Upcoming Frozen Custard flavors include Chotella...Lemon...Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie...Mocha Freeze... Cherry...Strawberry Cream Cake...Chocolate and Vanilla. Some Gelati & Italian Ice Flavors coming include Tiger’s Blood...Cotton Candy...Grape... Green Apple...Bahama Mama...and Pink Lemonade. All of those are in addition to the ongoing line-up of Frozen Yogurts and Sorbets that have been a staple at the shop since the beginning. Here at the start of the season, Yo Bubb’s Frozen Desserts will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 10pm and Sunday from noon until 9pm. To keep tabs on the current offerings when the shop is open, check their Facebook fan page regularly. Here is a link to that right now:

https://www.FacebookCom/YoBubbsFrozenYogurt?fref=ts

Winemaker JJ Hischke at Gravity Winery in Baroda is making his stop on the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail a little more memorable by developing “Vine to Wine” touring at the colorful hilltop winery on Lauer Road. Designed to be both relaxing and informative, Hischke’s concept takes wine tourists on a wagon ride through the vineyard, to the production facility and then back to the tasting room to sample everything they’ve just witnessed firsthand. Once in the heart of the vineyard, tour guides will stop the wagon ride to showcase the grape growing process from planting the vines up until harvest time. Following that tour, a brief wagon ride takes you to the Gravity production facility for a tour of that center and its equipment to showcase what goes into transforming grapes into wine right up to the bottling process. The $10 tour is capped off with a return wagon ride up the hill to the tasting room where a complimentary logo glass is delivered to you to take home as a memento. Gravity’s spacious 2,000 square foot tasting room was finished in 2011 with huge windows around the entire perimeter giving you the fell of being at the center of the vineyard.Seating capacity inside is about 50, but there is a massive covered deck overlooking Gravity’s private lake with capacity for more than 100 more visitors.One unique thing about Gravity’s presentation process is, instead of individual tastings, you are delivered the Gravity signature Flight Pairing, wherein you select any four small glasses of wines each paired with palate appeasing samples of chocolates, cheeses and crackers. Your Flight Pairing is delivered to you on a flight tray to take and sit down to enjoy the company of your friends. The name Gravity, by the way, comes from the original manner in which wines were made, through a gravity flow system, starting at the top of a hill and each step of the process moves by gravity to the next step in the process. From Memorial Day weekend through September, Gravity features live music on Fridays from 5 until 8pm and Sundays from 1 until 4. The winery is located at 10220 Lauer Road in Baroda and is open April through November from Sunday through Thursday on a noon to 6pm schedule and Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 8pm. From December through March the tasting room is open Friday through Sunday from noon until 5pm.

Sherwin Williams is now offering in-home color consultations for the community out of the State Street store in downtown St. Joseph. The service is available to anyone who is a Preferred Customer, or wishes to become one. Store Manager Matt Clancy says they recognize how difficult it can be getting the perfect color to bring out the architecture or furnishings of your home. He says anyone who books a color consultation will earn a $50 gift card towards anything in the store that will help get their project started. He has hired Jule Zaroff, an experienced color designer of 25-years, to take on the role of Design Product Specialist. She brings a wealth of experience from owning a company that specialized in interior design support services, including decorative painting, color consultation and interior design consulting. Clancy says the crew is Excited to bring the service to the community and everyone is invited to take a look downtown. You’ll find Sherwin Williams at 209 State Street in St. Joseph, or can reach them by phone at 269-983-3931.

Erin Thompson of Niles spent the better part of the past decade working in the resale clothing business. While working in a management role for a consignment boutique, Erin discovered a passion deep within her for recycling and re-purposing clothing. As she tells it, “I fell in love with clothing, textiles, and the business behind it.” Based on such experiences, Erin felt encouraged to earn her degree in business management with the goal of someday launching her own clothing store. That someday has arrived. On a recent Saturday afternoon, when the sun was shining bright and people were out in droves, Erin Thompson officially christened her new business enterprise, Unity Boutique in the Heritage Square Shops of Granger. As a first-time business owner, Erin sought out direction on securing financing for her venture by visiting the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance in Benton Harbor. In fact, she says, “I would not be opening my boutique if it weren’t for the professional guidance shown to me by Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and the Women’s Business Center.” She adds, “From the beginning, they were honest with me about setting realistic business expectations, and answered the many questions that I had. They were responsive, and professional.” Erin was joined for her Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by elected officials from the City of Mishawaka, the Women’s Business Center and SCORE of Southwest Michigan. Margaret Adams, Manager of the Women’s Business Center, worked with Erin and says, “She was driven to succeed, and knew what needed to be done to launch Unity Boutique. It’s always rewarding to work with clients who can start a business based on a passion.Erin embodies the entrepreneurial spirit, and has worked diligently to make this happen.” Unity Boutique, located at 7220 Heritage Square Drive in Suite 550 in Granger, offers sustainable, organic, fair trade, and USA made clothing, gifts, and accessories.The shop is open Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm, Saturdays from 10am until 8pm and Sundays from noon until 5pm. You can learn more by following her on Facebook or by clicking the web link. The shop can also be reached by phone at 574-217-7481.

Http://www.unityboutique.com
That’s it for now. Happy Memorial Day. See you Saturday here in MailMax.

Pat Moody
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