Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The national pharmacy giant fills the former Borders location on Woodward Avenue after more than a year of construction.
Many book lovers mourned the closing of Border's Books in Birmingham when the company declared bankruptcy in 2011. Now the former bookstore location has a new tenant and entirely new purpose that could impact the quality of life for local residents, officials said. Walgreens pharmacy recently celebrated the opening of its newest Well Experience marquee store at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Haynes Street with a ribbon-cutting organized by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. But unlike most traditional drugstores, this 30,000 square-foot location showcases a unique pharmacy format that offers comprehensive care such as health tests and immunizations, as well as health and daily living offerings like fresh food and an enhanced…
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Check out a list of lawn services in Birmingham in our directory. If you use one of the services, be sure to rate it for your neighbors! This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
If so, then 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 Kroger Food and Pharmacy in Birmingham 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 12, 2013
Here's a closer look at one of the houses currently on the market in Birmingham.
Address:159 Larchlea Drive, Birmingham Price: $1,299,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Square Feet: 3,633 Year Built: 2003 Description: This house for sale at 159 Larchlea Drive has a center entrance and a soft contemporary flair. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, a granite kitchen and butlers pantry, an owners suite and more. Source: Zillow.com
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The unique project brings the flavor of Detroit-inspired artists to downtown Birmingham.
The Art Garden project outside Toast Birmingham continues to grow. Recently, Detroit artist Malt added his collection of intense landscapes to the mix of murals intended to celebrate new art forms while sparing patrons of the Birmingham hot spot of having to see the ongoing construction on Pierce Street. If you frequent Franklin, there's a reason Malt's artwork may be familiar. Last week, he spray-painted a colorful landscape on the side of the Market Basket in the heart of village as part of the community's first-ever mural project. "This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase my work, and to do it in a place that it's not traditionally seen," the 37-year-old Southgate native told Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch. "I want to make it …
The difference is all about baking the sweets into the popcorn kernel and not just tumbling, according to one long-time vendor.
The Birmingham Farmers Market, which resumes its 11th season Sunday, brings a host of fun and interesting characters to town every year. Among them is Gary King, who peddles Will Cole Gourmet Popcorn and entices passersby with free samples of caramel or chocolate drizzled treats. "It's the best-tasting, all-natural popcorn you can get, and it won't stick to your teeth," he said during the kick-off of the summer-long event that drew a large crowd to Old Woodward Avenue last week. See him and others each week at the Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday in the municipal parking lot on North Old Woodward Avenue. For more information, visit birminghamfarmersmarket.org. Do you have your own Farmers Market photos? Upload…
Friday, May 10, 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. 240 W. Lincoln Street, Birmingham Information courtesy of MoveInMichigan.com.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Find out how much the homes in your neighborhood are selling for.
Here is a list of homes that sold in early- to mid-March 2013 in Birmingham. Click on the address to view more information about each home. 1838 Derby Rd 743 Harmon St 1571 Humphrey Ave 621 Henley St 1429 S Bates St 159 Baldwin Rd 1085 Wimbleton Dr 1237 Bird Ave 887 Knox St 1055 Puritan Ave 696 Southfield Rd 2462 Derby Rd 1267 Southfield Rd 1698 Graefield Rd Information courtesy of AOL Real Estate.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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. Eddie Merlots Opens in Bloomfield Township: Giving patrons a fine dining option, the national chain opens its first restaurant in Michigan. “We are not a pretentious steakhouse, we are very approachable," explained company founder and President Bill Humphries. Woodward Avenue Candy Shop's Moving Sale: Owner Janie DeJaeghere will continue to take orders for candy and baked goods while she looks for a new Ferndale location; in the meanwhile, the shop's sweets are discounted 10 to 15 percent and all fixtures will be for sale next week. Vang family unveils third Sy Thai …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
'Fine dining' option near the Birmingham border is the chain's first restaurant in Michigan.
Business and government officials from around Oakland County recently joined the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce to welcome Eddie Merlot's Steakhouse to Bloomfield Township. The restaurant, the national chain's first expansion into Michigan, sits at the bottom floor of the office building located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Big Beaver Road, just inside the township's southern border with Birmingham. Described as a high-end, fine-dining experience, Eddie Merlot's offers prime-aged steaks and an extensive selection of the finest wines. The company is a division of the Indiana-based Platinum Restaurant Group, Inc., and currently boasts locations in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; …