Thursday, March 7, 2013
Running Lab, formerly Elite Feet, will host an in-store celebration on March 12.
Drivers and pedestrians going down Main Street in downtown Brighton may have noticed a slight change in scenery these last few weeks - Elite Feet is gone, and in its place is Running Lab. It's actually the same store, just with a new name, according to owner Ken Larscheid. "Everything we do here in the store hasn't changed - it's really just a name change," he said. "The staff is the same, ownership is the same." Larscheid's store is no longer affiliated with Elite Feet, with locations in Lapeer and Port Huron. "We wanted more control over marketing - basically the way we were being portrayed online - We wanted more control over the website and the Facebook page," Larscheid said. The store officially became Running Lab at the beginning…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sign-A-Rama Brighton Owner Michael Favoretto became a business owner in Novemeber 2009.
Michael Favoretto decided it was time to open his own business. And with a degree in Graphic Arts, Sign-A-Rama was the perfect fit. "I was interested in businesses that would fit my background," Favoretto said. "I came across Sign-A-Rama, which is the world’s largest sign franchise. It seemed a good match and an interesting business." Favoretto said that when the time came, he had the option of opening a new store in the Lake Orion area, but then was advised the Brighton location was for sale. "After visiting the Brighton store and knowing some about the area from past business relationships, I decided Brighton would provide a greater opportunity for growth and success," he said. And so the location came under new ownership in November …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
This week's Business Spotlight falls on Brighton Montessori School.
Brighton Montessori School was founded in 1987 to provide the Brighton area wonderful Montessori education for early childhood-aged children. Brighton was chosen as a location because in 1987, there were no other Montessori schools in the area. Brighton Montessori offers learning through hands-on activities and life experiences. Children can attend for either a half or full day, with before- and after-program care available. The school educates and cares for children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years-old and is open to children regardless of religion, race, sex, and ethnic origin. "We offer our customers the best educational foundation for a life full of learning," Heather Hartke, school director said. "We want our business to be known for the quality…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
We've created this easy-to-use template to profile your business on Patch.
Calling all Brighton business owners: Want to be featured on Brighton Patch? We're looking for businesses to be featured as part of our Brighton Business Spotlight series. Simply answer the questions below and email your answers to Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to send a photo to be featured with your email. Your name: Name of business: Your job title: When were you founded? How did your business come to be? Why did you choose the Brighton area? What do you offer customers? What do you want your business to be best known for? What's your most popular product or service?
Monday, January 28, 2013
TITLE Boxing Club opened across from the Brighton Mall earlier this month.
Boxers are some of the most fit athletes in the world, having to sometimes endure 12 rounds in the ring, and now Brighton residents can take advantage of their training regimen with the opening of TITLE Boxing Club earlier this month. TITLE Boxing Club, located in the former Lady of Livingston space, across from Brighton Mall, offers group boxing and kickboxing classes called "power hours" that help women and men burn up to 1,000 calories each class. The company currently has more than 50 locations nationwide and Brighton is one of the two first locations to open in Michigan, along with Ann Arbor. "The Brighton location is perfect for us," said John Rotche, who became a co-owner and the franchise president in April 2011. "It's right across…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Customers can add flavored syrups to coffee, adult beverages, soda water and more.
It's a well-known secret that quite a few Oh My Lolli customers love to dissolve their favorite hard candy flavors in coffee and even in adult beverages to sweeten their drinks. It's what gave Owner Keith Karp the idea to branch out from hard candy to include Simple Syrups. After working on the recipe for more than two months, Oh My Lolli will unveil its new product line of gourmet syrups to flavor coffee, hot chocolate, adult beverages, soda water, shaved ice and more on Thursday night, during Ladies Night Out from 6-10 p.m. "We had clients that were using our candy in adult beverages - putting Pomegranate Lemonade and infusing it with vodka or rum, and that just sparked the idea that we could make this into a syrup that you could use for…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
39 Brighton businesses will be offering refreshments and special deals on Thursday from 6-10 p.m.
Ladies of all ages are invited to downtown Brighton Thursday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for Ladies Night Out to get some Christmas shopping done while creating their own wishlists for their families and friends. Ladies Night Out is an annual winter event held by participating downtown retailers and restaurants, which offer special promotions for the night. Ladies Night Out is the brainchild of Gail Sherman, owner of Impulse Clothing Boutique. About eight years ago she had the idea to invite women and their sisters, moms and friends to her store right before Christmas for some holiday shopping. The event has grown bigger every year. Lisa Nelson, owner of Hush Intimate Apparel, said Ladies Night Out is a special night filled with …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Alexander's Land & Sea Grill is expected to open in its place sometime in mid-March 2013
Green Oak resident Frank Ghneim wasn't looking to buy another restaurant, but it kind of just fell into his lap. The owner of Captain Joe's Grill in Whitmore Lake recently purchased The Brighton House for $450,000. The restaurant, located on Grand River east of US-23, had closed in July 2011. Alexander's Land & Sea Grill is expected to open in its place sometime in mid-March 2013. "It's going to me more like a steak and seafood menu, with a twist of Mediterranean," Ghneim said. "We'll be mixing that stuff with American. It will be similar to Captain Joe's, but it will be different. It's not going to be the same menu - it will be completely different. I don't want to compete with myself." Brighton was the only place Ghneim said he was …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Bink & Babs will celebrate its grand opening on Small Business Saturday.
Mark & Barb Binkley, owners of Cooper & Binkley Jewelers, are gearing up for the grand opening of their second downtown Brighton business - this one a fashion boutique. Bink & Babs, located at 334 West Main Street in the former Fabuless Jewelry & Thingz space, will open to the public on Small Business Saturday. Barb Binkley said both her and Mark have wanted to open a boutique for forever after attending jewelry shows and seeing accessory booths here and there. "Honestly it was meant to be the way everything came together," she said. "Main Street is in our DNA - it had to be Main Street for us. We were like Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network - they do it in two days and we did it in two weeks. We're retailers, it's in our core, so …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The downtown Brighton business will hold an anniversary party on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6-9 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Brighton residents Mark Gougherty his wife, Claudia Roblee are celebrating a milestone this year - 25 years in business. ArtVentures has provided corporate and private clients quality artwork and custom framing since opening in 1987. Gougherty said the key to the longevity of the business is diversity. “We have a commercial end to our business also with many corporate clients that have been with us for a long time and we are constantly cultivating new clients both commercial and retail,” he said. Roblee added, “Our business is so interesting to us because of the diverse clientele that we do have. We have done national projects for Ford and Chrysler, curated art and did the framing for many Michigan corporations, and have done framing for …