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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer IN BRIDGMAN ws Pa per. Ne Good Your February 11, 2012 www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 11, 2012 Moody on The Market Pat M ost college towns have had one for year’s… but now, we’ve got the chance for you to go to “the library” and have yourself a beer! The popular watering hole known since its inception as Pauly’s Bar & Grill has been under new ownership since mid-August, and now it has a new name: The Library Pub & Eatery! While many a col-lege town sports a bar called The Library… this is a first for the Benton Harbor Arts District. New owners Marlin and Lou Anne Allen and their son Jim Allen have formally changed the name of the hot spot located at 190 Territorial Road in downtown Benton Harbor, across the parking lot from The Ideal Place. The Allen’s hail from Cassopolis and have called Michigan’s Great Southwest their home for some 45 years now. Marlin and Lou Anne have two other sons, Mike and Dale , but they are not directly involved in the business. Word from friends is that Marlin’s lifelong dream was to own a bar/restaurant… and Lou Anne’s lifelong dream was to hope that would never happen. Now that it has actually happened, however…the entire fami-ly is thrilled. The former Pauly’s closed for several days early this week to effect the name change and prepare for their new roll out. The establishment was re-named this past week, and the Allens conducted a soft opening under the new name on Wednesday, and a public grand opening was schedule to be undertaken, the following night, Thursday, February 9 th . The Allen’s are delighted to be a part of the Arts District, and have made it their goal to provide prompt, consistent, quality service to all of their customers, while providing food and drink at a fair, yet profitable price. Jim Allen, by the way, is also the owner and operator of Advantage Plumbing in Niles. He is quite excited to be involved in The Library Pub & Eatery, adding “This area has so much history it deserves to be brought back! Our intentions are to give the commu-nity what it needs to help grow and prosper.” Congratulations to the Allen’s on 52 years of marriage and the birth of their new Benton Harbor business. Another well known family in the hospi-tality industry locally is the Santaniello fam-ily of Stevensville. Having lost the patriarch of the family, Pasquale, to cancer last year, the family decided to memorialize his name with an exciting new space on the second floor of the family restaurant on Glenlord Road. Ralf Santaniello gave Carol and me a per-sonal tour of the brand new Pasquale’s Bar above the popular Santaniello’s Ristorante and Glenlord Pizzeria. Beautiful new dark bamboo flooring, a touch of Nascar neon, several tasteful and colorful beer lamps, a few upholstered chairs, several wall-mounted flat screen TV’s and a bird’s eye view of the main floor bar are the hallmarks of the small but Continued on page 8 M oody Bring in Your Gold NOW! very comfortable space. Short bar stools, sev-eral small tables and a pool table were yet to be delivered when we saw the dramatic make-over. I have a feeling it’s a space that is going to be in great demand because it is so neatly tucked away into a space that many folks probably never knew existed. Ralf tells me that they are seriously considering adding a small exterior balcony off from that space overlooking the front of the property as a fur-ther potential expansion. Pasquale would be absolutely beaming knowing that his family had carved out a very special space and gave him top-billing by naming it after him. Nice job, guys. Be sure to check it out next time you are there. Just in time for Valentine’s Day shop-pers, there’s a new shop inside The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor. They held a grand opening last weekend for the new Treazurez Gift Shop along the Mall’s main concourse next to Claire’s Boutique. Partners in the new venture are Luther Robinson, Andrea Mathis and Samantha Litaker. All are MOODY Continued from page 1 NEED EXTRA MONEY? Volume 13, Ver. 06 • Gold A Family Company With Expertise in Precious Metals, and Diamonds and Coins attention on her other baby known NAPIER GOLD 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Mon-Fri 10am JEWELRY REPAIR & RING SIZING AVAILABLE! natives of Benton Harbor and this is their first nized, develop a marketing strategy and moti-venture into the retail market place. Treazurez vate yourself day-by-day. She resides in Gifts feature unique gifts and novelties, includ-Buchanan and recently approached ing candles, candle holders, traditional-style Cornerstone Alliance Small Business comic books like Batman and Superman and Services and the Women’s Business Center custom-lettering on the t-shirt of your choice recognizing the potential in the many local in a variety of colors. Look for special artists and designers. Artful Work offers Valentine offers at Treazurez as they launch classes, workshops, and private coaching to their new operations. You will find them in help creative people grow their business, turn-the house during traditional Mall hours of ing passion into profit. You can learn a whole 10am to 9pm weekdays and 11 until 6 on lot more online at www.artful-work.com or Sundays. Congratulations on your new shop, call Sheryl at 269-697-8245. and best of luck to the cast and crew at Incidentally, the Cornerstone Small Treazurez! Business Services Team is about a month In answer to the myriad phone calls and away from offering all local small business e-mail messages that I have been getting, there ventures some critical advice on designing appears to be no truth to the rumor whatso-your own website. Their class, Design Your ever that Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits in Own Small Business Website , will take place Stevensville will be bulldozed to make way with no more than 10 participants on the eve-for a new Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant. nings of March 14 th and 15 th from 6 until 8pm. The Popeye’s property is owned by local auto Cost is $45 for the seminar, and you must dealer Louie Dominion , and while he has register your participation by March 9 th . You shuttered the restaurant for the second time will get hands-on instruction in the step-by-since he purchased it several years ago, he step learning under the guidance of Trent could shed no light on the rumor mill regard-Watford of Tech Help. ing an Arby’s there. In fact, he told me that The Livery Microbrewery is back officials at Arby headquarters won’t give him among the elite following a brief slip from the time of day, let alone authorization to open Rate Beer’s 100 Best Brewers in the World. a franchise operation there. Meanwhile, early The highly successful anchor to the Benton site development plans for a new Sonic Drive-Harbor Art’s District debuted on the world-In are still on the shelf in Lincoln Charter wide survey in 2007 at number 51…climbed a Township. After engineers approached the year later to #38 and then rose on the 2009 township board nearly a year ago for site plan charts to #27 in the world. The local micro-approvals, nothing further has been forthcom-brewers then mysteriously disappeared from ing from the proposed developers who had the list over the last two years, until they re-targeted a peripheral site to the new Meijer of emerged this past week at #100 on the list for Stevensville. So, to the dozens of people & Silver • Platinum • Diamonds • Estate Jewelry • Dental Gold 2012. Even if they slipped to just over the 100 inquiring about that project…we’ll all just level in 2010 and 2011, they are absolutely have to stay tuned to learn more. • Damaged or Broken Gold & Silver Jewelry flying high inasmuch as there are now more Regional artists looking to get a leg up on than 12,000 brewers in the competition, so the the business side of their trade have a new ally • Sterling Flatware • Gold & Silver Coins • Proof Sets less than 1% of all brewers Top 100 represent in the form of Sheryl Kosovski and her new in the world. Congratulations! venture, Artful Work. Armed with more than Six Degrees Resale Store celebrated 30 years of experience managing her own and their Grand Re-Re-Opening this week at their other’s art-related business, Sheryl is a consul-new home in the Kitchen Mart Building at tant who helps creative entrepreneurs, artists, 205 W. Main Street in downtown Benton designers, and craftsmen make money doing Harbor. Stop by and welcome them to the what they love. A working artist herself, central business district. Sheryl can relate to what it takes to get orga-Now that things are a bit less frenetic for Continued on page 9 Kate Mood at her Avalon Case Management, MOODY Continued from page 8 yea ava Ch on VR for thi Co gar • 10kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, 22kt & 24kt Gold 2616 Niles Ave., St. Joseph Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm, Sat. 11am-3pm 1261 Napier Ave., Benton Harbor 269-983-2500 269-927-4012 Incorporated, she’s ready to heap a little love as Riverbend Retreat Bed & Breakfast in Benton Harbor. She and her colleagues closed down the beautiful retreat when Avalon was in major growth mode, but now that they’ve grown that business into a mature and rapidly growing concern, Riverbend is back the radar, and 10am-3pm now open for business as a -on 6pm, Sat. weekly vacation rental opportunity. The new name for the site is Riverbend Retreat Vacation Home. The eclectic site is open all 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.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Inserts & Promotions • Harding’s Friendly Markets • Martin’s Super Markets • Schroeder Furniture • Siemans Automotive Market Place Inserts may vary by Zip Code

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Moody<br /> <br /> Most college towns have had one for year’s… but now, we’ve got the chance for you to go to “the library” and have yourself a beer! The popular watering hole known since its inception as Pauly’s Bar & Grill has been under new ownership since mid-August, and now it has a new name: The Library Pub & Eatery! While many a college town sports a bar called The Library… this is a first for the Benton Harbor Arts District. New owners Marlin and Lou Anne Allen and their son Jim Allen have formally changed the name of the hot spot located at 190 Territorial Road in downtown Benton Harbor, across the parking lot from The Ideal Place. The Allen’s hail from Cassopolis and have called Michigan’s Great Southwest their home for some 45 years now. Marlin and Lou Anne have two other sons, Mike and Dale, but they are not directly involved in the business. Word from friends is that Marlin’s lifelong dream was to own a bar/restaurant… and Lou Anne’s lifelong dream was to hope that would never happen. Now that it has actually happened, however…the entire family is thrilled. The former Pauly’s closed for several days early this week to effect the name change and prepare for their new roll out. The establishment was re-named this past week, and the Allens conducted a soft opening under the new name on Wednesday, and a public grand opening was schedule to be undertaken, the following night, Thursday, February 9th. The Allen’s are delighted to be a part of the Arts District, and have made it their goal to provide prompt, consistent, quality service to all of their customers, while providing food and drink at a fair, yet profitable price. Jim Allen, by the way, is also the owner and operator of Advantage Plumbing in Niles. He is quite excited to be involved in The Library Pub & Eatery, adding “This area has so much history it deserves to be brought back! Our intentions are to give the community what it needs to help grow and prosper.” Congratulations to the Allen’s on 52 years of marriage and the birth of their new Benton Harbor business.<br /> <br /> Another well known family in the hospitality industry locally is the Santaniello family of Stevensville. Having lost the patriarch of the family, Pasquale, to cancer last year, the family decided to memorialize his name with an exciting new space on the second floor of the family restaurant on Glenlord Road. Ralf Santaniello gave Carol and me a personal tour of the brand new Pasquale’s Bar above the popular Santaniello’s Ristorante and Glenlord Pizzeria. Beautiful new dark bamboo flooring, a touch of Nascar neon, several tasteful and colorful beer lamps, a few upholstered chairs, several wall-mounted flat screen TV’s and a bird’s eye view of the main floor bar are the hallmarks of the small but Very comfortable space. Short bar stools, several small tables and a pool table were yet to be delivered when we saw the dramatic makeover. I have a feeling it’s a space that is going to be in great demand because it is so neatly tucked away into a space that many folks probably never knew existed. Ralf tells me that they are seriously considering adding a small exterior balcony off from that space overlooking the front of the property as a further potential expansion. Pasquale would be absolutely beaming knowing that his family had carved out a very special space and gave him top-billing by naming it after him. Nice job, guys. Be sure to check it out next time you are there.<br /> <br /> Just in time for Valentine’s Day shoppers, there’s a new shop inside The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor. They held a grand opening last weekend for the new Treazurez Gift Shop along the Mall’s main concourse next to Claire’s Boutique. Partners in the new venture are Luther Robinson, Andrea Mathis and Samantha Litaker. All are natives of Benton Harbor and this is their first venture into the retail market place. Treazurez Gifts feature unique gifts and novelties, including candles, candle holders, traditional-style comic books like Batman and Superman and custom-lettering on the t-shirt of your choice in a variety of colors. Look for special Valentine offers at Treazurez as they launch their new operations. You will find them in the house during traditional Mall hours of 10am to 9pm weekdays and 11 until 6 on Sundays. Congratulations on your new shop, and best of luck to the cast and crew at Treazurez!<br /> <br /> In answer to the myriad phone calls and e-mail messages that I have been getting, there appears to be no truth to the rumor whatsoever that Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits in Stevensville will be bulldozed to make way for a new Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant. The Popeye’s property is owned by local auto dealer Louie Dominion, and while he has shuttered the restaurant for the second time since he purchased it several years ago, he could shed no light on the rumor mill regarding an Arby’s there. In fact, he told me that officials at Arby headquarters won’t give him the time of day, let alone authorization to open a franchise operation there. Meanwhile, early site development plans for a new Sonic Drive- In are still on the shelf in Lincoln Charter Township. After engineers approached the township board nearly a year ago for site plan approvals, nothing further has been forthcoming from the proposed developers who had targeted a peripheral site to the new Meijer of Stevensville. So, to the dozens of people inquiring about that project…we’ll all just have to stay tuned to learn more.<br /> <br /> Regional artists looking to get a leg up on the business side of their trade have a new ally in the form of Sheryl Kosovski and her new venture, Artful Work. Armed with more than 30 years of experience managing her own and other’s art-related business, Sheryl is a consultant who helps creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and craftsmen make money doing what they love. A working artist herself, Sheryl can relate to what it takes to get orga- Nized, develop a marketing strategy and motivate yourself day-by-day. She resides in Buchanan and recently approached Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and the Women’s Business Center recognizing the potential in the many local artists and designers. Artful Work offers classes, workshops, and private coaching to help creative people grow their business, turning passion into profit. You can learn a whole lot more online at www.artful-work.com or call Sheryl at 269-697-8245.<br /> <br /> Incidentally, the Cornerstone Small Business Services Team is about a month away from offering all local small business ventures some critical advice on designing your own website. Their class, Design Your Own Small Business Website, will take place with no more than 10 participants on the evenings of March 14th and 15th from 6 until 8pm. Cost is $45 for the seminar, and you must register your participation by March 9th. You will get hands-on instruction in the step-bystep learning under the guidance of Trent Watford of Tech Help.<br /> <br /> The Livery Microbrewery is back among the elite following a brief slip from Rate Beer’s 100 Best Brewers in the World. The highly successful anchor to the Benton Harbor Art’s District debuted on the worldwide survey in 2007 at number 51…climbed a year later to #38 and then rose on the 2009 charts to #27 in the world. The local microbrewers then mysteriously disappeared from the list over the last two years, until they reemerged this past week at #100 on the list for 2012. Even if they slipped to just over the 100 level in 2010 and 2011, they are absolutely flying high inasmuch as there are now more than 12,000 brewers in the competition, so the Top 100 represent less than 1% of all brewers in the world. Congratulations!<br /> <br /> Six Degrees Resale Store celebrated their Grand Re-Re-Opening this week at their new home in the Kitchen Mart Building at 205 W. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Stop by and welcome them to the central business district.<br /> <br /> Now that things are a bit less frenetic for Kate Mood at her Avalon Case Management, Incorporated, she’s ready to heap a little love and attention on her other baby known as Riverbend Retreat Bed & Breakfast in Benton Harbor. She and her colleagues closed down the beautiful retreat when Avalon was in major growth mode, but now that they’ve grown that business into a mature and rapidly growing concern, Riverbend is back on the radar, and now open for business as a weekly vacation rental opportunity. The new name for the site is Riverbend Retreat Vacation Home. The eclectic site is open all Year round, and when last we talked it was still available during the Senior PGA Championship week, too. The home is listed on Facebook, Twitter (@riverbendbnb) and VRBO.com (property #397931). Check it out for yourself, and tell family and friends about this great vacation home in our midst.<br /> <br /> The cast and crew at Abonmarche Consultants in downtown Benton Harbor has garnered another major award from the Such as cocoa powder rubbed baby back ribs, chicken with mole sauce and chocolate ancho beef tenderloin. Naturally, there will be many a dessert option as well, and all offerings will be paired with a red, white, or sparkling wine from around the world. Another cool part of the event will be the fine wine and chocolate auction. Tickets are $40 in advance, and space is limited. Call today at 983-1191 to make your reservation.<br /> <br /> While you’re enjoying this weekend’s 8th Annual Magical Ice Carving Festival in downtown St. Joseph, stop by the St. Joe Library for a quick snack from the Walkers and Talkers for a CURE Relay for Life fundraiser. From 11:45am until 2:30pm today they are offering up a box lunch of hot dogs or sloppy joes with chips, drinks and cookies on the lower level of the library. They are the team that always sets up during the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade in front of the Law & Title Building. You’ll even enjoy live entertainment by Terry Morlock of the “New Town Cryers.” Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Also a major part of the ice festival are activities all Waikiki Weekend long at the Silver Beach Center just below the bluff. Friday night was the Fire & Ice Party, today (Saturday the 11th) is Hula Hoopla, and tomorrow will feature a Surfin’ Safari.<br /> <br /> The Ideal Place will be open for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, but the balance of their February hours run Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to closing. Enjoy!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids…have a great time at the Ice Festival, remember to shop locally for your Valentine’s gifts, and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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