Friday, June 22, 2012
'We really want people to come out and learn how they can make downtown the best it can possibly be,' DDA director says. The second of four training seminars is Thursday.
Last fall, Clawson became the 12th city to join the Main Street Oakland County program, an economic development program that focuses on preserving downtown’s historic and unique character. To teach the community about the program, four information sessions were planned with the second one, on economic restructuring, scheduled for Thursday. “Everyone has an interest in downtown because if it’s doing well that improves our image and our economic base,” DDA Director Joan Horton explained. “So far it’s been the DDA board working on the program and we really want the community to be involved, so they can’t say, ‘Why did they do that downtown?’” Horton said the goal of the four seminars is to get the community engaged in the four committees that…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Positions range from full time to part time at six local businesses.
The Clawson Downtown Development Authority has listed several job openings in downtown Clawson on its website. The following positions are open: 1. Jerry’s Famous Dogs 247 E. 14 Mile Rd., 248-439-6464 Two part-time positions open to fill immediately. Must be available to work any day of the week including weekends and have experience with using cash registers and cooking. Call the restaurant Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and ask for Jerrett. 2. ACO Hardware 149 E. 14 Mile Rd., 248-588-4200 Looking for a part-time cashier. Please pick up an application in the store or online at www.acohardware.com. Click on the career tab at the bottom of the home page to find the online application. 3. Moose Winooski 38 S. Main St., 248-435-4755 Looking …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Mojave Cantina & Grill plans to serve local beer and host live music nights when it opens in the fall.
A new restaurant specializing in Tex-Mex cuisine will soon begin construction in downtown Clawson with plans to open in October. Phil Tsapatoris said the city approved his site plan on Tuesday for Mojave Cantina & Grill, which will be located at 48 W. 14 Mile Rd., west of Pizza Hut. Tsapatoris, of West Bloomfield, said Clawson is an ideal location for the restaurant, which is similar to Cantina Diablo's in Royal Oak serving Mexican and Southwestern food. "We like Clawson and we notice that they have nothing like that in the area," said Tsapatoris, who will co-own the restaurant with Phil Lampos. The business partners have about 55 years of experience combined in the restaurant industry. Tsapatoris said he will spend most of the summer …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The downtown event on Saturday afternoon had high turnout, organizers say.
A downtown event spiced things up for the Clawson community Saturday when about 500 people showed up for Fire & Spice and Everything Nice in downtown Clawson. Downtown Development Authority director Joan Horton said she was pleased with the event's success. "The turnout is beyond what we expected," she said. Inside a small tent next to Clawson Shoe Repair, a chili cook-off took place with participants from the Clawson business community and local organizations. Attendees were able to taste chili from the Clawson Fire Department, Clawson Grill, Moose Winooski's, Clawson American Legion, Black Lotus, Clawson Lions Club, and the Clawson Gridiron Club. Horton said the Clawson Gridiron Club was the winner of the chili cook-off, which attendees …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Clawson's Downtown Development Authority hosted a town hall meeting to involve the community.
A room full of Clawson residents, businesses owners and board members of various committees gathered at City Hall on Thursday to learn about the upcoming plans for downtown Clawson. Clawson recently became the 12th community to join Main Street Oakland County (MSOC). MSOC is the only downtown development program in the nation that is conducted at a county level instead of a state level. It generates the third most investment nationwide. Bob Donohue, MSOC principal planner for downtown redevelopment, gave a presentation about how Clawson can be successful in achieving its goals in the next few years. Donohue noted that in the past 10 years, Oakland County has seen the creation of more than 6,000 jobs and 700 new businesses (with nearly 4 …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The event will take place from noon-4 p.m. Saturday on West 14 Mile Road.
Downtown Clawson will heat up this Saturday with a chili cook-off, marshmallow drop, bonfire and more during Fire & Spice and Everything Nice. The event, set for noon-4 p.m., is a celebration of Clawson's Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 13-19), with proceeds benefiting several local organizations. Downtown Development Authority Director Joan Horton said the chili cook-off will be one of the highlights, with restaurants and local organizations participating in a contest for the best chili in town. This is the second time the DDA has hosted a Random Acts of Kindness celebration. Horton said the Saturday event is an expansion of last year's Heating it Up in Clawson. "It's going to be a lot more fun," Horton said. "We tried to get every …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Clawson Spirit Crawl will take place downtown Saturday evening downtown.
Bar hoppers will descend upon downtown Clawson on Saturday for the annual Spirit Crawl that will benefit two local funds. The Jimmy Marvin Memorial Scholarship Fund and Senior All Night Party Fundraiser will kick off at 6 p.m. with check-in at Trim Barber House. Organizer Linda Morrill said participants who sign up by Wednesday will receive a T-shirt; on-site registration will be available but won't include a T-shirt. Attendees will receive discounts and specials at participating businesses: Bar crawlers will spend about an hour at each destination. "There will probably be about 100 people (at the crawl)," Morrill said. Morrill said she started hosting the bar crawl in 2009. While the bar crawls for the Jimmy Marvin Memorial Scholarship …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Owners of the shoe store hope to open their doors before Christmas.
A popular Metro Detroit women's shoe store will soon open its doors in Clawson. Owners of the Village Shoe Inn are setting up shop on 14 Mile Road, putting the finishing touches on the store. While the store has not confirmed a grand opening date, owners say they are certain it will be within the next week or so. "I want it to open as soon as possible," said Chuck Thibault, who co-owns the store with his wife, Kathy. "The city has given us permission to open." Thibault said they will soon be finished organizing the store and are waiting for phone lines to be set up. The Village Shoe Inn has been serving the Metro Detroit area since 1969 and has stores in Rochester, Farmington and Eastpointe. The store sells a large selection of dress …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
With hair and nail care galore, good prices and product knowledge is key at this downtown Clawson store.
Proper hair, nail and all around beauty care is abundant in the heart of downtown Clawson at South Main Beauty Supply. Redken, Nioxin, Paul Mitchell, Bed Head and dozens of other hair product brands cover the majority of one wall of the store, while the rest is stocked with nail files, brushes, blow dryers, curlers, hair dye and more. Store owner Barry Glushyn said he offers varieties in each product because for women, it's all about having options. For more then 40 years Glushyn has been making a name for himself in the beauty industry and still loves what he does. Though he is married, he said the best part of his job is being able to “take money from beautiful women.” “A lot of women say it’s fun shopping here,” he said. “It’s a cool …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Clawson hosts a farewell to summer Saturday on Main Street, featuring food, games and entertainment for the whole family.
Clawson was filled with music, the aroma of grilled food and people of all ages enjoying an opportunity to party in the streets before the summer ends Saturday during the Downtown Block Party. Local eateries including the Clawson Grill, Lim's Palace, Black Lotus Brewing Company and Jerry's Famous Dogs provided food for the hungry crowd at the fourth annual event. Kids enjoyed bounce houses, bubbles and chalk art, while adults grooved to the hard-driving rock 'n' roll of Crewsade.