Thursday, February 14, 2013
The discount grocery store will open in the Newman Street strip.
A new grocery shopping option will be available for Dearborn residents this weekend. Spartan Stores, the parent company for ValuLand, has made quick progress on their Dearborn store—set to open Sunday at 22541 Newman. The store will officially open at 8 a.m. Sunday to shoppers. An official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled the following day, Monday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. Community officials and store representatives will be present and the public is invited to attend. Spartan Stores is a distributor that also operates several other store chains, as well as supplies to local grocers. ValuLand is the company's newest acquisition, with stores in Warren, Leslie, Roseville, Marion, Lansing and Clare. ValuLand was originally set to open in …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Around 4,000 DTE customers were without power for 4-12 hours after a van parked near a power substation caught fire in west Dearborn.
11 p.m.: Power appears to be restored to all Dearborn homes and businesses affected by the outage Thursday. The restoration efforts—aided by dozens of DTE workers—happened in phases. Some regained power as early as 1 p.m.; the last blocks waited until after 10 p.m. for their lights and heat to come back on. The buzzing of generators could be heard coming from many Dearborn homes. The cause of the van fire that spurred the outages was still unknown Thursday night. 4:20 p.m.: Around 2,000 Dearborn homes and businesses were still without power late Thursday afternoon after a fire resulted in an outage that morning. According to DTE representatives, power has been restored to 2,000 of the 4,000 customers who originally lost power. "We should …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Music, games, activities and yes, beer, will be in west downtown on Oct. 5 for this all-ages event.
Oktoberfest isn't just about the beer—especially not in Dearborn. The first-ever west Dearborn Oktoberfest, set for Friday, Oct. 5, promises to be an event with fun for the whole family. Oktoberfest is hosted collaboratively by west Dearborn business owners, the City of Dearborn, the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, and the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority. The activities will start at 5 p.m. in West Village Commons, located just south of Michigan Avenue between . Yes, there will be brews flowing in the beer tent, but also a lot more: A donation of $5 gets anyone 18 and older into the event; guests under 18 can attend for free. Proceeds from the event will go to the Dearborn Exchange Club, Oakwood Health Foundation, and the …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A resident of a North Vernon Street home told Judge Mark Somers Wednesday, "I knew I had to move."
An issue with a purported "squatter" in a west Dearborn home appears to be nearing resolution. A hearing held Wednesday in the 19th District Court before Judge Mark Somers resulted in the eviction of the resident of the home on North Vernon Street. The man, who said he had a lease to live at the home, is ordered to be out of the house by July 23. The situation came to the attention of the City of Dearborn's Residential Services Department due to several complaints from neighbors of the home over the past few months. Investigation by Dearborn police led to the discovery that the home was actually a vacant property owned by Bank of America. The previous owners lost the home to foreclosure in 2010. Residents of the area contacted Dearborn …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The 1950s and '60s review band Teen Angels will start the summer concert season.
Music will be in the air in Dearborn, with the start of the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority's Summer Concert Series. The series begins June 15, and takes place every other Friday through Aug. 24. Concerts are held in the Muirhead Plaza, just west of the Bryant Library. Concerts run 6:30-9 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or just sit in the grass. Here's a look at the lineup: Find local restaurants and bars to visit on the Patch Places directory, or on the WDDDA website. Want more summertime music? The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority will host Jazz on the Ave concerts all summer long. Find the lineup on Dearborn Patch.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Mired in problems, the pilot system set to run three months was cut short when the valet company withdrew on Jan. 5.
West downtown Dearborn's valet parking system has ended, the Parking Commission announced Thursday. The three-month pilot–which began Thursday, Dec. 15–ended on Jan. 5 when disagreements between partners in the program resulted in the withdrawl of the valet company entirely. The valet program was initiated in December after several months of discussion by downtown businesses, property owners, the city and the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority. The service was to be available 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and was free to patrons of participating bars and restaurants, which validated tickets. Other users of the paid parking will be charged $5 for the service per use. The program was set to run for three months with …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Representatives from the nonprofit company will speak before the City Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Jan. 9 and 12, respectively.
Representatives of Goodwill of Greater Detroit said this week that the nonprofit's planned Dearborn store is inching closer to reality. According to Goodwill Director of Donated Goods Jeffrey Ukrainec, the organization is set to present their store plan to the Dearborn City Plan Commission on Monday, Jan. 9. On Jan. 12, they'll head to the Zoning Board of Appeals, where they'll be seeking approval to build the store within a residential neighborhood. It's a move usually prohibited for "second-hand" stores, and one that required the Goodwill team to collect signatures from any residents and businesses within 700 feet of the store's proposed location on Newman Street, just south of Michigan Avenue in downtown west Dearborn. "There were 96 …
Friday, October 7, 2011
The west Dearborn restaurant's new location is expected to open in February or March.
Frequenters of the west Dearborn Michigan Avenue business strip can expect to see some changes this winter. Nichols Ski and Snowboard will be shifting over in their current space, making room for a new tenant: L.A. Bistro, which is moving from its location one block west. Nichols owner Karen Nichols said that remodeling of the space will likely start in a couple of weeks as her store moves its remaining inventory out. But though the project is moving along quickly, the idea was a long time coming. “Two years ago, I went over (to L.A. Bistro) and had lunch and it was wonderful," Nichols said. "(Owner Samih Johair) was busy and was turning people away. I said, ‘You know, you guys need to expand your business. Why don’t you come down and look…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Iversen's Express of Dearborn will serve up freshly baked brownies, cookies, breakfast treats and more starting Sept. 26.
Update, Sept. 22: Iversen's management has told Patch that the scheduled Monday opening of their express location has been delayed. They expect the opening to take place next week, but do not know the exact day. Stay with Dearborn Patch for updates! ------------------------------------ Iversen's Bakery is perhaps best known for their one-of-a-kind wedding cakes and tortes, which they've been dishing out to loyal customers from their Outer Drive location in Dearborn for more than 50 years. But it's time to shake things up. The family-owned business is putting the finishing touches this week on Iversen's Express, a new branch location of the bakery that will be located at 22441 Michigan Ave. The bakery will be sandwiched between Cedar Grille…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The bistro-like Mexican restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
West Dearborn got a kick of Mexican flare this month with the Sept. 8 opening of Frida Mexican Cuisine. Located at 22053 Michigan Ave., the eatery is already a hot spot of lunchtime activity. However, Frida serves up Mexican meals–from staples like tacos and burritos to in-house specialties–all day long. The restaurant is open 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Co-owner Ricardo Gutierrez told DeepsaidWhat.com, “I wanted to bring Southwest Mexican food closer to Dearborn. I am doing this concept with my mother ... so you can count on good homemade cooking.” Frida owners say they expect to hold a grand opening later this month, with the date tentatively set as Sept. 30. Find Frida on their Facebook …