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Marian High School Benefit Evening
Jane Davlin and her dedicated committee of Marian High School parents staged a splendid Benefit Evening. It attracted 300, many of whom arrived early to begin the evening at Mass. The Marian Melodies serenaded them from the chapel into the gym for cocktails and the silent auction. Many guests were not only MHS alumnae but are now parents of current students and socializing was serious competition for the electronic silent auction bidding, but the silent auction still raised $36,000. And when guests settled in to savor their buffet dinner fare, this reporter understood the Vine & Dine party theme. Fox Grill Catering and wine purveyors Paul and Jim Lufty combined on a memorable presentation of superbly sauced beef medallions, broiled salmon and vegetable ravioli paired with fine wines. “The girls eat (almost) like this every day,” said MHS dad Art Kelsey, explaining that Fox Grill Catering is the very popular school lunch vendor.
12/02/2013 - Ace Hardware in the Bloomfield Plaza at Maple and Telegraph in Bloomfield Township, will be closing its doors in January following more than a quarter century of hardware service at the location. Mark Elmer, who purchased the store in 2007, about two years after the store changed to an Ace Hardware, confirmed the store's liquidation. The former Damman Hardware operated at the location for about 25 years, Elmer said. "Unfortunately, the landlords weren't receptive to negotiating a new lease," Elmer said. "They wanted the rent to go up, and I wanted it to go down." Elmer said failure to establish a lease agreement, combined with aging equipment at the location, economic factors and other issues, were the deciding factors in closing the location. An additional Rochester location, he said, is scheduled to be closed in February for many of the same reasons as the Bloomfield Hills location.
Business Matters for the Birmingham-Bloomfield area are reported by Kevin Elliott. Send items for consideration to KevinElliott@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.
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