Sunday, September 16, 2012
The iBurger Cafe serves up coffee drinks in a relaxed setting.
A west Dearborn restaurant has recently expanded, offering a new setting for both their traditional burger-and-fries meals, as well as a new cafe menu. The new section of iBurger Lounge is connected to the restaurant in the West Village Commons strip. Dubbed the iBurger Cafe, it offers Lavazza coffee, several espresso drinks, as well as Italian sodas and smoothies. Patrons can relax on a number of plush couches, plug in with free Open Dearborn wi-fi, and watch TV on one of the cafe's flat-screen televisions. The original iBurger opened in 2010. Learn more about the restaurant on their Facebook page.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Signs for Yogurtown say they'll open soon.
Noticeably absent from Dearborn's summer scene? Places to go for a cool, icy treat. Cold Stone on Michigan Avenue closed in 2011, while Stucci's on Telegraph Road shut its doors in February of this year. But it appears a new, relatively unknown player is coming to town–Yogurtown, that is. On Michigan Avenue, nestled just west of Frida Mexican Restaurant, signs proclaim that Yogurtown will open soon in the west downtown strip. The shop will sell frozen yogurt, though it's not clear when it will open. Will you stop by to try it out?
Friday, July 20, 2012
Get your first taste of the food trucks from 5-9 p.m. in west downtown Dearborn.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Cancel Monday will perform funk, jazz and dance tunes in the Muirhead Plaza Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Proprietors for both businesses came before the City Plan Commission on Monday.
West downtown Dearborn could soon be home to two new hookah lounges. Special land use requests and site plans for both hopeful businesses were approved Monday by the Dearborn City Plan Commission unanimously. Hookahs are water pipes used for the recreational smoking of flavored tobacco. Lounges that rent out the pipes for use have become more common throughout the U.S., including southeastern Michigan. The first new such business in Dearborn, La Hookah, would be located in the West Village Commons at 22261 Michigan Ave., just south of Le Cigar. The petitioner, Najim Rizk, is the owner of both the existing cigar bar and planned hookah lounge. Attorney George Steve explained to the Plan Commission that the business's ventilation system has …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Buddy's donates $1 from the sale of each pizza to an organization that promotes conservation and restoration of the five freshwater lakes.
Hungry for a meal that will make you feel as good as it tastes? Buddy’s Pizza–with a location in downtown west Dearborn–is joining forces with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to help further the Alliance's mission to conserve and restore the five freshwater lakes through education, policy and citizen involvement. For more than 40 years, the independent citizen’s organization has been fully devoted to protecting the Great Lakes against threats like pollution, invasive species–such as Asian Carp–and wasteful water use. “Since 1970 the Alliance for the Great Lakes has worked 100 percent to protect and restore the Great Lakes, but cannot do it alone,” said Jonah Smith, sustainable business director at the Alliance for the Great Lakes. “…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Join Team Dearborn at any of the five participating bars for drink and food specials, and to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The Relay for Life event season is over, but one Dearborn team is still going strong with fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Team Dearborn will be hosting their Ugly Up the Avenue Pub Crawl in west downtown Dearborn Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. This event will be tropical-themed, and participants are encourage to don their best luau getout. Proceeds will benefit ACS, and add to the team's annual fundraising total–which is around $25,000, according to co-captain Amy Stegner. The evening will begin at Buffalo Wild Wings, where participants can register between 7-9 p.m. From there, the group will move every hour to the Biergarten, Post Bar, Bailey's and the Double Olive, in that order. "The bars have all been really supportive…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Don't worry–the Dearborn staple isn't leaving town!
When Dearborn Music moved to its current location in west downtown Dearborn, the year was 1959. Then owned by the father of current proprietor Rick LeAnnais, the music industry–and the city of Dearborn–were very different than they are today. And so, like the switch from records to tapes to CDs to digital, Dearborn Music is changing, too: By this fall, if all goes as expected, the store will have a new home. Albeit, they're only moving three blocks west to the old Pier One store on Newman Street, but the decision was still a tough one. "It really is a difficult decision," LeAnnais said. "The big factor is that the business keeps evolving." Currently, Dearborn Music sits in a 6,500-square-foot space carved out of four parcels on the corner …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Signs on Salad Wrappers in west downtown Dearborn say that the location will reopen–but as a sushi restaurant.
West downtown Dearborn appears to be set to get another spot for sushi. Downtown lunch spot Salad Wrappers, located on Howard Street, has closed for business. However, signs on the doors indicate that the spot will reopen on Friday, June 1–but as Joa Sushi. The restaurant will join an already bustling Japanese food market in west Dearborn: Crave Lounge, Kabuki Restaurant and O'Sushi Restaurant are all located within a one-mile radius of the soon-to-be-opened spot. O'Sushi expanded its location in the Newman Street strip in 2011.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Patch will bring free parking to west downtown Dearborn from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.
Dearborn Patch is bringing something brand new to west downtown Dearborn, for one night only: free parking. Park on Patch–which combines NO parking fees with oodles of deals from local businesses–happens Thursday, May 17, from 5-9 p.m. Come to Lot H (off of West Village Drive between Monroe and Mason) and see what it's all about. Why should you go? Allow us to convince you: See a full list of deals on Dearborn Patch.