Friday, November 23, 2012
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24—so tell us which places we can't pass up in our coverage.
Patch is a place where users decide what's important to their community, so why should we tell you which local businesses to pay attention to? Instead, you tell us. Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24, and in honor of the celebration of shopping small, we want you to spend the week deciding which businesses should be featured in Dearborn Patch this holiday season. Here's how: You have until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 24 to make your voice heard. Restaurants, services, shops—they're all fair game, as long as they're local. When all is said and done, we'll take the top 5 vote-getters, dig a little deeper and feature one per week every Sunday in December.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Kelly's Irish Pub is closed, but not for long.
Anyone who frequents Kelly’s Irish Pub has no doubt noticed that the long-time Dearborn bar has been closed since June 14. It’s not going anywhere, though. It’s just undergoing some renovations by its new management. “We want to keep it a neighborhood Irish pub,” said owner Dan Helka. “Everyone knows the name Kelly’s.” Helka–with friend John Carone and brother Dennis–bought the place off of Jim Kelly, who founded the establishment over 30 years ago. “I always told Jim that if he ever retired, I wanted to buy the place,” Helka said. And that’s exactly what happened. Kelly retired and sold his bar to three of his best patrons. “When I started drinking there over 20 years ago, it was kind of my watering hole,” Helka said. “We all grew up in …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Longtime Dearborn business Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry will now operate remotely.
Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry owner Rich Duzzi wants his customers to know: He hasn't gone out of business! However, the Dearborn-based photography business closed its Monroe Street studio on June 1, Duzzi confirmed. "We have simply decided to ... work solely on location," he explained. "This will allow us to create truly personal images for you–our clients and our friends." However, he added, it will bring an end to the company's passport portraits and "Business Portrait Wednesdays." Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry has been in business for 43 years in southeast Michigan. Learn more on their Facebook page, online at www.DoriguzziPhotoArt.com, or by calling 313-565-8448.
Friday, June 17, 2011
This Dearborn Farmer's Market vendor keeps visitors' knives razor-edged with old-fashioned sharpening.
Longtime Dearborn residents may recall a rather unusual trade that was available streetside in neighborhoods: knife sharpening. A little red cart, pushed by a gentleman ringing a bell, summoned residents to gather their knives and bring them curbside to make them shiny and new again. This memory comes rushing back when talking with Bob Ramsay, a fourth-generation knife sharpener and one of the family owners of Binell Brothers Cutlery in Dearborn. Binell Brothers might be new to the Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market this season, but they are bringing with them a rich heritage each week, using a homemade grinder wheel. “This wheel was made by my grandfather and we still use it today to sharpen knives when we go to a location like this …