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Look for Our Special 4 Page Flyer ECRWSS Local Postal Customer In This Week’s MailMax July 30, 2011 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 30, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 31 Moody on The Market W ith the recent demoli-tion of the former Ponderosa Restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph, readers have been com-ing out of the woodwork wondering aloud what will happen at that site along Niles Avenue next to Taco Bell. While I don’t have the definitive answer from developers themselves, reliable sources with neighboring firms tell me that the land is being prepped for a new O’Reilly Auto Parts store to be built yet this summer. If that is the case, it will be one of 170 new locations for the national chain of auto parts shops this year alone. The publicly-traded company enjoyed sales of $5.4-billion dollars last year from their more than 3,600 stores in 39 states. There are already 81 O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in Michigan alone. The company was started by the O’Reilly family as a single shop with 13 employees in Springfield, Missouri in 1957, and David O’Reilly is still the Chairman of the Board of the company which is still headquar-tered in Springfield. The average O’Reilly shop runs from 6,800 square feet to just over 7,200. The company has clearly grown dramatically over the course of its 54 years in business… often times through mergers and acquisitions. In addition to the sale of auto parts directly to consumers, most O’Reilly stores have a series of services including the recycling of used oils and batteries, battery testing facilities, loaner tool programs to do-it-yourselfers, professional paint shops and mixing centers, machine shop services for inventive hobbyists creating their own parts, custom hydraulic hoses and drum and rotor resurfacing capabilities. St. Joseph Charter Township officials expect the new retailer to move on a pretty fast track once all the paperwork and approvals are complete. Stay tuned for more on this project and others in the township coming soon. For a few days there it almost looked as if the crew at Levalley Chevrolet Buick GMC in Benton Harbor was planning to add a second floor over their existing office and showroom space. In reality, that new steel truss work turned out to be the baseline for a brand new roof being erected over the existing showroom roof by contractors from Pearson Construction Company of Benton Harbor. Apparently, the new General Motors façade program for the dealership incorporates a 6-foot fascia design, whereas the existing building only sports a 3-foot fascia. In order to properly secure the new design work, the new roof infrastructure became necessary. The end result will be a dramatically larger and decidedly more visible exterior according to owner Dudley LeValley , who invites you to take a look at the artist’s rendering of the new showroom on the front page of his website at www.levalley.com. Development of the new look is underway at the dealership located at 2130 South M-139 in Benton Harbor. Check it out, and watch the Continued on page 5 M oody Pat and companionship for seniors and anyone Continued from page 1 transformation as you drive by, or better yet requiring assistance with daily activities of liv-ing. Armed with the simple mission of Making stop in and see for yourself. When he was planning to open up in down-Life Easier , Home Helpers is headquartered town St. Joseph, Jason Rosenthal felt he locally in the 2700 block of Morton Avenue in should tap-dance around the use of the famous St. Joseph. After living for several years in the family name for his new restaurant because his area, the Murrays began to see how many fami-parent’s place was still on the real estate market lies could appreciate a helpful hand, whether in for sale. Now that mom and dad have returned your own private residence or in a retirement to the scene as I reported recently here in community, nursing home, hospital or rehab MailMax , Jason and his wife Tracie Rosenthal center. Their caregivers provide in-home ser-(Vitale) have formally changed the name of vices on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, cus-their shop on State Street. Vitale’s Famous tomizable to each client’s needs. From morning Subs actually had opened for business at the “Perk Ups” to evening “Tuck Ins,” the compas-beginning of the month as V’s Famous Subs. sionate team at Home Helpers stands ready to help even for those requiring specialty care Register for a chance to win a Eventually, Jason hopes to purchase the original The BUYING POWER of 121 stores -including for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Vitale’s Market at Hagar Shores , but for now you can enjoy the famous family offerings in Hospice Care. For a no-obligation, face-to-today at NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SEE STORE FOR DETAILS. both locations. However, if you want to get all face consultation, call the Murrays the meats and cheeses to do it yourself, you’re 983-4800. Direct Link is Home Helpers’ per-going to still have to visit dad, Frank Vitale at sonal response system that clients use in emer-the store in Hagar Shores. Vitale’s Famous gency situations. The Murrays franchise terri-Subs is now open for your enjoyment in the tory stretches from South Haven through heart of the central business district at 315 State Berrien County and south to the Indiana Street, between the White Pine Winery and border. If your eyebrows tend to grow a bit on the G&M Variety Store. Stop in and say hi. A few years ago Don & Sue Murray wild side and you’d like to resolve that issue once and for all, there’s a new business in town SPECIAL planned ahead to their impending retirement PURCHASE! from careers in education by signing onto a ready to tackle things on your behalf called nationwide franchise with Home Helpers and Eyebrow Threading for U. Employing a Direct Link. Now that they have successfully unique methodology that is growing in popular-stepped away from education and into the world ity worldwide, Nilofar Shaha invites you to try of business, they are advancing their careers the technique which uses only a thread to providing Senior Care…Recuperative Care… remove hair follicles from the brows of both 63% OFF list price Continuing Care services…and assistance men and women. No chemicals or other messy CORSICA SOFA 89w 39d 37h. SKU# 4375451 stuff, and you lose no elasticity. Shaha has 61% OFF list price WHILE THEY LAST! for New Moms and Working Parents. 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The shop is open weekdays QUEEN SIZE SET SKU# PMGRE50 PARSONS QUEEN SIZE BED 85d of 47h. SKU# PTOP016 trims stone mosaics, and 64w miles decorative from 11:30am until 8pm, except for Thursdays and listellos at the warehouse. That means that when shorter hours run from 4pm until 8pm. MOODY Continued from page 5 299 99 (On Napier just west of M-139) Exit 28 (M-139) or Exit 30 (Napier) off I-94 COLFAX 756 East Napier Avenue Benton Harbor Saturday hours run from ONE noon until 8pm and Continued Convenient Hours: Weekdays 10 to 8 on page 7 RD EXIT #30 PIPEST Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 11 to 5 NAPIER AVE shop 24/7 at slumberland.com NICKERSON M139 94 EXIT #28 121 stores throughout the Midwest! 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With the recent demolition of the former Ponderosa Restaurant in Southtown St. Joseph, readers have been coming out of the woodwork wondering aloud what will happen at that site along Niles Avenue next to Taco Bell. While I don’t have the definitive answer from developers themselves, reliable sources with neighboring firms tell me that the land is being prepped for a new O’Reilly Auto Parts store to be built yet this summer. If that is the case, it will be one of 170 new locations for the national chain of auto parts shops this year alone. The publicly-traded company enjoyed sales of $5.4-billion dollars last year from their more than 3,600 stores in 39 states. There are already 81 O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in Michigan alone. The company was started by the O’Reilly family as a single shop with 13 employees in Springfield, Missouri in 1957, and David O’Reilly is still the Chairman of the Board of the company which is still headquartered in Springfield. The average O’Reilly shop runs from 6,800 square feet to just over 7,200. The company has clearly grown dramatically over the course of its 54 years in business… often times through mergers and acquisitions. In addition to the sale of auto parts directly to consumers, most O’Reilly stores have a series of services including the recycling of used oils and batteries, battery testing facilities, loaner tool programs to do-it-yourselfers, professional paint shops and mixing centers, machine shop services for inventive hobbyists creating their own parts, custom hydraulic hoses and drum and rotor resurfacing capabilities. St. Joseph Charter Township officials expect the new retailer to move on a pretty fast track once all the paperwork and approvals are complete. Stay tuned for more on this project and others in the township coming soon.<br /> <br /> For a few days there it almost looked as if the crew at Levalley Chevrolet Buick GMC in Benton Harbor was planning to add a second floor over their existing office and showroom space. In reality, that new steel truss work turned out to be the baseline for a brand new roof being erected over the existing showroom roof by contractors from Pearson Construction Company of Benton Harbor. Apparently, the new General Motors façade program for the dealership incorporates a 6-foot fascia design, whereas the existing building only sports a 3-foot fascia. In order to properly secure the new design work, the new roof infrastructure became necessary. The end result will be a dramatically larger and decidedly more visible exterior according to owner Dudley LeValley, who invites you to take a look at the artist’s rendering of the new showroom on the front page of his website at www.levalley.com. Development of the new look is underway at the dealership l ocated at 2130 South M-139 in Benton Harbor. Check it out, and watch the transformation as you drive by, or better yet stop in and see for yourself.<br /> <br /> When he was planning to open up in downtown St. Joseph, Jason Rosenthal felt he should tap-dance around the use of the famous family name for his new restaurant because his parent’s place was still on the real estate market for sale. Now that mom and dad have returned to the scene as I reported recently here in MailMax, Jason and his wife Tracie Rosenthal (Vitale) have formally changed the name of their shop on State Street. Vitale’s Famous Subs actually had opened for business at the beginning of the month as V’s Famous Subs. Eventually, Jason hopes to purchase the original Vitale’s Market at Hagar Shores, but for now you can enjoy the famous family offerings in both locations. However, if you want to get all the meats and cheeses to do it yourself, you’re going to still have to visit dad, Frank Vitale at the store in Hagar Shores. Vitale’s Famous Subs is now open for your enjoyment in the heart of the central business district at 315 State Street, between the White Pine Winery and G&M Variety Store. Stop in and say hi.<br /> <br /> A few years ago Don & Sue Murray planned ahead to their impending retirement from careers in education by signing onto a nationwide franchise with Home Helpers and Direct Link. Now that they have successfully stepped away from education and into the world of business, they are advancing their careers providing Senior Care…Recuperative Care… Continuing Care services…and assistance for New Moms and Working Parents. Home Helpers caregivers provide in-home services and companionship for seniors and anyone requiring assistance with daily activities of living. Armed with the simple mission of Making Life Easier, Home Helpers is headquartered locally in the 2700 block of Morton Avenue in St. Joseph. After living for several years in the area, the Murrays began to see how many families could appreciate a helpful hand, whether in your own private residence or in a retirement community, nursing home, hospital or rehab center. Their caregivers provide in-home services on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, customizable to each client’s needs. From morning “Perk Ups” to evening “Tuck Ins,” the compassionate team at Home Helpers stands ready to help even for those requiring specialty care including for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Hospice Care. For a no-obligation, face-toface consultation, call the Murrays today at 983-4800. Direct Link is Home Helpers’ personal response system that clients use in emergency situations. The Murrays franchise territory stretches from South Haven through Berrien County and south to the Indiana border.<br /> <br /> If your eyebrows tend to grow a bit on the wild side and you’d like to resolve that issue once and for all, there’s a new business in town ready to tackle things on your behalf called Eyebrow Threading for U. Employing a unique methodology that is growing in popularity worldwide, Nilofar Shaha invites you to try the technique which uses only a thread to remove hair follicles from the brows of both men and women. No chemicals or other messy stuff, and you lose no elasticity. Shaha has established her business at 2724 Niles Avenue in Suite 2. The process is very neat and clean… is not harmful…and is very affordable with eyebrow shaping as low as $7-dollars. To learn more at www.eyebrowthreadingforu.com. Although walk-ins are welcome, men are by appointment only. The shop is open weekdays from 11:30am until 8pm, except for Thursdays when shorter hours run from 4pm until 8pm. Saturday hours run from noon until 8pm and Sundays from noon until 5. You can reach Nilofar at 982-4254.<br /> <br /> The end is one step closer for the folks at Tile Mart. Jennifer Smith tells me that they have now consolidated the remaining inventory from all six of their retail stores into their Stevensville warehouse. As a result, they now have more than 600,000 square feet of tile, stone mosaics, and miles of decorative trims and listellos at the warehouse. That means that from now through Sunday, August 7th, Tile Mart will conduct the largest tile warehouse sale in the history of Berrien County. This final retail opportunity for customers runs daily from 9am until 6pm, Saturdays from 9 until 5, and Sundays from noon until 5 at 4291 North Roosevelt Road off of Glenlord. This is your last chance, kids.<br /> <br /> Everybody loves a party…and one of the best parties in town is in full swing right now at Murfee’s Boutique in the heart of downtown Benton Harbor. Join Ethel Golliday and her crew as they celebrate their first anniversary in business with balloon-popping fun just off the corner of Main and Pipestone. From now through August 13th, simply popping a balloon could save you 25…35…45…even up to 50-percent off all stylish women’s apparel at Murfee’s. The celebration is on, and Murfee’s can fit anybody. Happy Anniversary, Ethel!<br /> <br /> Students in grades 6 through 12 wishing to develop their talents are being invited to the first ever Acting for Television, Film & Video Workshop in a couple of weeks at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center South Training Room. Local experts Mike Nadolski, Amy McWhirter, Malinda Petersen and Mark Howe are teeing up the two-day workshop on August 15th and 16th to help recruit and develop talent for the Southwest Michigan Talent Directory. Nadolski brings a broad array of industry experience, as do his colleagues for this hands-on workshop which will offer limited enrollment to ensure maximum learning opportunities. To register, call 861- 0055 or email to Mike@CreativeLMN.com. Plans for an adult version are in the works for this fall…so stay tuned.<br /> <br /> Wightman & Associates’ Tom Deneau has been elected to the 2011-2012 Board of Directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan. That 15-member board represents the business interests of Michigan engineering, surveying, architectural and related scientific firms who provide professional knowledge to the built environment. The Benton Harbor firm is the only one in Michigan’s Great Southwest represented on the board. <br /> <br /> It’ll be another busy weekend across the region next weekend with the arrival of the 15th Annual Chalk the Block Festival in downtown St. Joseph and the Coloma Glad Peach Festival in the Paw Paw Lake neighborhood. St. Joe’s 3-day street painting festival will transform Pleasant Street into a work of pastel art by Local artists. First, however, comes the return of the NASCHAIR Challenge next Friday night at 5:30 with multiple teams racing office chairs down Lake Boulevard. New this year to the event is the Box on the Bluff Art Fair running Saturday morning, August 6th from 10am until 4pm in the Lake Park Place field at the corner of Pleasant & Lake Boulevard. Downtown merchants in St. Joe will add to the festivities with Sidewalk Sales from Thursday through Sunday. New to the Glad-Peach Festival in Coloma this year is the Ultimate Air Dogs Show dock-diving competition at Guys Marine-West Street Station Event Hall at 210 North West Street in Coloma. To register your dog, go to www.ultimateairdogs.com. <br /> <br /> Speaking of dogs… “All in Love” will reunite for the fifth time since 2004 for encore performances next Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th at Czar’s 505 in downtown St. Joseph to benefit Animal Aid, the Humane Society, and Save a Stray. The group has raised nearly $8,000.00 for the animal rescue groups over the years. Get in on the fun!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile…today, Saturday the 30th of July, the Bark for Life Relay for Life fundraising event that honors the care-giving qualities of our canine companions, will take place at Kiwanis Park in St.Joe. Learn more at barkforlifesaintjoe@hotmail.com. <br /> <br /> Finally today, Chris Jindo at the Liquor Cabinet, next to Papa Vino’s is hoping you can help raise funds for Kenny Stevens who has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Chris is displaying two great bikes being raffled off with 100% of the proceeds going to Kenny. Stop in and take your chance. Chris is generously matching the proceeds of the raffle ticket sales, too. Help make it a success if you can. Find them on Hilltop Road in Southtown St. Joe.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids! Have a great week, and we’ll see you Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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