Friday, May 24, 2013
Check out these local homes being shown this weekend.
Are you interested in buying a home in Birmingham? Or maybe you just want to know what's out there? Here's a look at this weekend's open houses. 1362 Emmons Avenue, Birmingham Information courtesy of Zillow.com and MoveInMichigan.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ACO Home, Garden & Hardware plans to shut down under-performing stores in the region.
ACO Home, Garden & Hardware will close 14 stores across Michigan, including the one at 619 S. Adams in Birmingham. Michigan's largest independent hardware retailer, based in Farmington Hills, announced Thursday that the plan to shut down the under-performing stores aims to "improve and strengthen the company’s financial performance." “To ensure our long term growth and sustainability, we must always strive to manage our costs and allocate resources to areas of our business that make a meaningful contribution to our financial performance," President and CEO Dick Snyder said in a news release. The company is also in the process of remodeling other stores to lure shoppers and accommodate expanded merchandise. A blow-out sale is scheduled to …
Sip and savor your way around Oakland County's eateries with Patch.
If you're hungry for the latest restaurant news from around Oakland County, we've got you covered! Read on to find out what's new, what's closed, what's coming and more. [Do you have more restaurant news to share? Leave a comment!] Peek Inside Hamlin Corners in Royal Oak: The new, much-anticipated Hamlin Corners, a sports-themed restaurant and part of the Hamlin Pubs chain, will open to the public on Thursday at 376 N. Main St. in Royal Oak. Royal Oak's Oxford Inn Rethinks Name Change, Plan of Operation: After announcing in January he was going back to his country roots, Oxford Inn owner Bob Higgins is rethinking what he wants to do. Higgins wants to make it clear the restaurant may change its look and menu but not its standards. What …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Henry Ford board members voted against the multi-billion-dollar deal Tuesday afternoon.
The Beaumont and Henry Ford health systems merger has been called off after "different perspectives" emerged about the $6.4-billion deal. Henry Ford board of trustees' decision Tuesday followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members, according to Beaumont. “We have benefited greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” said Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” In a letter to employees, Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting wrote the …
Henry Ford ends discussions with Beaumont.
Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System have ended discussions of a proposed merger to combine their operations into a new health system. “We have benefitted greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” Today’s announcement followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members. “We are very grateful to our board members, physicians, nurses, leaders and other professionals who worked …
The new restaurant just on the outskirts of Birmingham is making an impression on local diners online.
Eddie Merlot's, a Midwest chain of high-end steak houses, recently opened its doors near the Birmingham and Bloomfield Township border, and left a favorable impression with Birmingham Patch readers and area residents. "We dined at this new restaurant a few days after it opened and we are THRILLED it is near our home as the service and food quality are top notch!" said Bloomfield Patch reader Mia Moore. "Seriously, I did not expect this- I had heard mixed things but this was a home run- from our waiter Luis (awesome) to ALL our food picks (two couples) we LOVED it!!!," wrote Kevin E., of Birmingham. "Ambiance was so so (too big, older crowd) but food was off the hook!" The local restaurant — the chain's first expansion into Michigan — is …
Tell us what you think of this local business by leaving a review on their Patch directory listing.
The Birmingham Patch directory is filled with objective information about hundreds of local businesses, but there's also room for you to tell your neighbors – and the businesses – what you think about their services and products. Today, we're asking customers of 220 to share a review. You'd be surprised how interested others are in what you have to say. So click the link and tell us what you think!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Blissful Baking Co. serves up smiles among gluten-free food lovers and others as first-time vendors.
The Birmingham Farmers Market, which continues its 11th season Sunday, draws fun and interesting characters to town every year. Among them are Sandy Naimou and husband Juan Carlos Nolasco of the Blissful Baking Co., who entice passersby with samples of rich-tasting gluten free baked goods that often bring people back. "They have my vote for best new vendor," said long-time Farmers Market patron Sara Gozmanian," after sampling some of Naimou's quesadilla cake. "This is not like the typical gluten-free stuff you see." The key is staying creative and finding a combination of ingredients that taste good together and adhere to the principles of gluten-free foods, said Naimou, who started eating and baking gluten-free about two years ago. She …
Take a closer look at one of the homes currently on the market in Birmingham.
This house at 274 Abbey Street in Birmingham is listed for sale at $429,000. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,697 square feet. Features include a large living room with fireplace opening to a three-season room, a pool room with pool table included and a bright dining room. Information and photos courtesy of Zillow.com.