Thursday, March 21, 2013
The company plans to purchase the 17-acre property on the corner of Old US-23 and Spencer Road.
Lake Trust Credit Union announced plans Wednesday of its plans to build a new $30 million headquarters in Brighton Township. The 17-acre site is located at the corner of Old US-23 and Spencer Road and the construction process could be completed by 2015. The site will include a new 100,000 square foot building designed to more efficiently and effectively join a work-force currently split between old corporate offices in Lansing and Plymouth. Operating two aging corporate offices was the result of the merger in 2010 between NuUnion Credit Union and Detroit Edison Credit Union that formed Lake Trust. Simply maintaining current operations in old facilities became increasingly expensive for Lake Trust, and would have cost credit union members …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Main Street Cheese Market Owner Jennifer Saum tells about her most popular products.
Main Street Cheese Market Owner Jennifer Saum sat down with Patch to discuss some of her most popular selling items. The downtown Brighton market is known for its artisan cheeses, meats, specialty wines and now, for its delicious crepes made to order in the store. Main Street Cheese Market sells more than 50 types of cheese from 12 different countries. According to Saum, Pecorino with Truffle and Pecorino al Tartufo are her top selling brands. Pecorino, is a family of hard, Italian cheeses, made from sheep's milk. While the market's meats selection is nowhere near that of its cheeses, it still has a variety of almost 20 different kinds. Saum says the most popular is a high end meat called Prosciutto di Parma - a dry cured ham, usually …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Stout Irish Pub puts a slight twist on building the perfect Guinness just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day is the one day a year where everyone gets to be Irish. This St. Patty's Day also marks Stout Irish Pub's 10th Anniversary in downtown Brighton. Stout's celebration will begin on Friday and culminate on Sunday, St. Patrick's Day with plenty of green beer and of course, Guinness, an Irish staple beer. Stout's bartender Catherine O'Brien, who is originally from Ireland, said pouring a perfect glass of Guinness takes two steps: filling the glass a little over halfway, then waiting and watching for the signiture dark beer to settle before filling the rest of the glass. She also adds a special Irish trademark design of a four-leaf clover. The weekend will give way to live music, DJ and dancing, green beer, giveaways, an …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Brighton Florist and Artist Tracey Flanigan talks spring floral trends for 2013.
With a weather forecast of scattered rain and snow showers this week, it might be a little difficult to think spring. That's not the case at Art in Bloom in downtown Brighton, however. The unique florist and art studio is bursting with spring colors and blooms. "This year is more about massing the flowers together rather than a mixed arrangement now," Art in Bloom Owner Tracey Flanigan said. "So a whole two bunches worth of tulips together - or putting things in groups rather than a big spread out arrangement." Flanigan said spring is still all about the tulips, iris and daffodils. Although, she is seeing more and more of a new flower called an anemone. "This is sort of new out there with this black center," she said of the anemone. In …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Burroughs Tavern was voted 'Best Local Menu' in the Best of Detroit 2013.
Brighton gets some love in this year's Best of Detroit 2013 list thanks to Burroughs Tavern. The local restaurant was named as Best Local Menu in the Best Food category. Each year, people vote on everything from their favorite bars to their favorite music and live music venues. Joe Agius, owner of Burroughs Tavern, said he didn't even know that his restaurant was in the running until he was informed it had won for Best Local Menu. "I'm very proud of it," Agius said of the award. "With all the jobs going outside of the United States, it was first and forefront to me to get as many Michigan products and local food sellers as possible. That American flag out there, we want to honor it - even that's made in the U.S." Agius said that 70 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Find out where to grab a salty, lime treat in Brighton.
Cheers! Today is National Margarita Day - a day dedicated solely to celebrating the ingenious combination of tequila, triple sec and and lime. According to the National Margarita Day website, there is much debate as to who is responsible for inventing the classic margarita, though it was invented sometime during the 1930s or 1940s. Frozen margaritas were invented later in 1970’s when an inventive bartender converted a soft serve ice cream unit into a frozen margarita machine. Looking for somewhere in Brighton to grab the perfect Margarita? Check out these places: Not interested in going out? Celebrate at home with a Cuervo Margarita: Ingredients Directions Rub rim of a chilled Margarita glass with half a lime. Dip into to salt to coat. …
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 …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Tour the new Brighton grocery and sample popular products .
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The new ALDI store will host a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6
After months of renovation in the former Sears location in the Brighton Mall, ALDI is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Feb. 18. In celebration of the opening of the first Brighton store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, that will include samples of ALDI exclusive brands and tours of the new store. Additionally, customers can enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win ALDI exclusive brand products and gift certificates. “We are pleased to bring our first store to Brighton to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Ryan Fritsch, Webberville division vice president for ALDI. “We challenge shoppers to switch from national brands to our high-quality exclusive…
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…