The Best Buy store in Bloomfield Township, 2169 S. Telegraph, by Costco, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday, October 31. Buyers looking for deals on TVs, electronics, printers, computers and other items the electronics store traditionally sell are urged to head to its store in Southfield, 28400 Telegraph, at 12 Mile Road. Sales personnel at the Bloomfield store said before the closure it was due to COVID and an increase in online sales.
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Ariana Carps, owner of Rear Ends, 6606 Telegraph Road at Maple in Bloomfield Township, announced her parents, Mark and Elaine Blumenfeld, who opened the original Rear Ends store in West Bloomfield on The Boardwalk on Orchard Lake 42 years ago offering denim and clothing to wear with it, are ready to step back – sort of – so they will be closing their West Bloomfield store at the end of December, and consolidating at the Bloomfield store. “What pushed the closing was in June,
Birmingham continues to tough out closings due to COVID-19, along with the long road reconstruction project of Maple Road. Women’s clothing store Birch Roots Birmingham, 141 W. Maple Road in downtown, has not reopened. Down the street, Kybun Joya, 286 W. Maple Road, selling innovative comfort shoe lines kybun and Joya from Switzerland, has closed for good after spring’s mandatory shutdown. Across Woodward, Batteries Plus, 34164 Woodward Avenue near Papa Joe’s Market, has clos
A long time favorite Bloomfield Township yoga studio, Karma Yoga, which closed during the COVID-19 closures at Maple and Lahser by Plum Market, has reopened in a new home at 31700 Telegraph Road, Suite 120, in Bingham Farms. Karma Yoga continues to be owned by Katherine Austin Wooley, who teaches many of the karma, gentle & strong, yin, yoga nidra, anusara, karma kundalini and other classes.
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Osteostrong, a national studio for women to build the health of their skeletal system, opened in Bloomfield Township in the Kingswood Plaza Shopping Center, 43207 Woodward Avenue at Square Lake Road. “Our unique system for developing skeletal strength has been scientifically proven to increase bone density, muscular strength, balance, and posture while reducing or eliminating joint and back pain,” a spokesperson said. Osteostrong alleges it only takes one session per week for
“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past
or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy
Unthinkable. Unprecedented. Uncharted. These are the words most often used to describe the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic. Society has been shaken to its core. Businesses have been shaken to their core. The Community House has been shaken to its core. The world will never be the same.
While the pandemic took the vast majority of
We will be watching with interest in coming weeks to see how state lawmakers proceed on a state House Republican proposal to respond and hopefully manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan.
House GOP members unveiled what is being called Michigan's Comeback Roadmap on October 20, claiming that the package of bills will be a “more precise” and “data driven” response than the series of executive orders issued since early this spring by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to contain the spre
The city of Birmingham is undergoing a period of stress and uncertainty, as city manager Joe Valentine has tendered his resignation after admirably serving the city for 24 years – his entire professional career. Just previously, the assistant city manager left due to personal considerations, leaving a hole in succession planning. Whether greater pressure, perceived or real, from a changing city commission in addition to the COVID pandemic played into Valentine's decisions, th
When we think of racism, most of us think of it as a Black/White issue. But racism can, and does, affect people of all colors, races and genders. It is a result of decades, if not centuries, of learned and ingrained behaviors that have influenced our conduct and responses. Whether Black or of Middle Eastern descent, Asian, Hispanic or a combination, we live in a diverse world. Our belief systems need to catch up.
According to experts, much of it is entrenched in our psyche
Pivot. If there’s one word repeated by Oakland County’s business owners across communities and sectors, it’s pivot. When Michigan shut down on March 26, 2020 to shelter in place and attempt to keep the spread of the coronavirus at bay, businesses of all types had to immediately rethink their operating models, especially those for whom interacting with the public – their customers – was an inherent part of business.
Pivoting isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many businesses tha