Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Jonus Rexhepi, owner of Ramsey's Coney Island, hopes to purchase city-owned property to expand his business.
The owner of Ramsey's Coney Island requested to purchase city-owned property to expand his business Monday at the regularly scheduled Trenton City Council meeting. Jonus Rexhepi requested purchasing a vacant lot to the south of his property at 2747 W. Jefferson Ave. in Downtown Trenton. Rexhepi said he would use the property to expand the size of his restaurant to accommodate more customers. Ramsey's Coney island has operated in Trenton for over 20 years. "I just need some help from city hall to help me to extend my business because I'm, kind of, struggling," Rexhepi said. Council members requested the Downtown Development Authority and city administration look into the potential sale. The property has been vacant for about 10 years. For …
Friday, March 22, 2013
A sign for The European Boutique was installed above a small shop space at 2334 West Road in Trenton.
A sign was recently installed above a small shop space at 2334 West Road. While an official opening date in not scheduled for The European Boutique, owner Juliana VanBuren said the store will offer fashions inspired by European designers. The boutique is expected to carry dresses, accessories, unique gifts and home decor items. The was information available about a space next door to The European Boutique Friday afternoon. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Patch stopped into Three Coins Coin Shop in Trenton to see some of their Detroit Tigers memorabilia.
Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers is rapidly approaching, April 5, and Tigers fans everywhere are getting prepped for the unofficial start of spring. Fans can go anywhere for a t-shirt, but where can people go to find unique collectibles in Trenton? Three Coins Coin Shop. Shop owner Craig Bond has been in business for 22 years and specializes in memorabilia from Detroit sports teams including the Lions, Tigers and Red Wings. Here's a list of Detroit Tigers items available Thursday at Three Coins Coin Shop: Three Coins, located at 2745 W. Jefferson in Trenton is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. What's your most prized Detroit Tigers item or collectible? Tell us in the comments! For the latest Trenton and Grosse…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
What does a three carat diamond ring priced at over $44,000 look like?
Just because the Merriam-Webster online dictionary does not recognize the word "sparkliest," doesn't mean it isn't a word. Trenton Jewelers owner and jewelery designer Wayne McDermitt said he uses "sparkliest" to describe diamonds all the time. For example, McDermitt considers one of his most expensive pieces of jewelery to be one of the "sparkliest" in the store. McDermitt designed and made a three carat diamond ring with over one carat of diamonds in the setting--priced at $44,500. McDermitt's said his three carat wonder is a hearts and arrows cut diamond of the finest quality with SI2 clarity and D color--which is another way of saying the diamond is visually flawless and has the highest degree of whiteness on the diamond grading scale…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch asks The Framery and Gallery employee Lynn Gardner what's the most interesting project in the shop?
Lynn Gardener, employee at The Framery and Gallery, thought long and hard about the most interesting item she'd ever framed. She scratched her head, squinted her eyes and suddenly it came to her. The most interesting item she'd ever framed wasn't framed at all and was sitting on a work station just a few feet away. "It's the first time I've ever put three jerseys in the same frame," Gardener said. Gardener was about halfway through the framing process of three aged jerseys for a former classmate of hers, Eric Turin. Turnin wanted The Framery to frame three of his most prized possessions--his youth baseball jersey, high school baseball Jersey and college baseball jersey. The former Grosse Ile High School Red Devil played college baseball at…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A new business in Downtown Trenton gives customers a unique chance to bond with man's best friend.
Colleen Medere, 48, of Woodhaven began grooming her dogs herself as a way to save money and it, eventually, turned into a hobby. After spending years grooming her two dogs, a Great Dane mix and a Boxer mix, Medere decided to turn her hobby into Trenton's first self-wash and full-service pet grooming salon when she purchased a vacant 100-year-old house in Downtown Trenton and opened Bubble Puppy on Feb. 13. "I decided to go all in," Medere said. Bubble Puppy, 2505 W. Jefferson Ave., allows pet owners to wash their dogs using a large grooming station. The grooming station has the capability to spray water, set to just the right temperature, shampoo and conditioner. There's also a high-powered blower and towels to finish the job. Medere said …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In October 2011, the former manager of Cheeks Sports Bar and Grill painted a mural on the side of the building that residents called offensive and too risque.
The sign above the door as you walk into C Dogz, formerly Cheeks Sports Bar & Grill, announces a new era for the historically controversial bar--"UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT." In October 2011, the former manager of Cheeks Sports Bar and Grill painted a mural on the side of the building that residents called offensive and too risque. The mural was removed after public outcry. Cheeks' name was changed to C Dogs in March 2012. Doug Mott, 32, of Newport, took over operations at C Dogz about a month ago and began pushing for a family-friendly environment that's fit for everyone. Mott said people have already begun to witness a change in the formerly risque environment. "People that come to C-Dogz now say they are going to come back with their friends …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Trenton business is using their sign on West Road to give away free prizes.
Trenton business A "Touch of Glass" Florist has started using their sign near West Road as a way to give away prizes to people driving past the business. Currently, anyone who stops in on their birthday receives a free bamboo plant. Here's to wishing you a happy birthday! For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch wants to know what businesses you'd like to see featured on the site this holiday season.
Patch is a place where users decide what's important to their community, so why should we tell you which local businesses to pay attention to? Instead, you tell us. In honor of holiday shopping, we want you to spend the week deciding which businesses should be featured in Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch this holiday season. Here's how: You have until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2 to make your voice heard. Restaurants, services, shops—they're all fair game, as long as they're local. When all is said and done, we'll take the top 4 vote-getters, dig a little deeper and feature one per week in December.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
This week we spoke to Rich Smith, owner of Custom Golf.
Trenton Patch has been buzzing around Trenton recently speaking to local business owners and asking them the same basic five questions. With Father’s Day almost upon us, we decided to help our readers find a couple of places to go for last-minute gifts. This week Patch freelancer Frank Wladyslawski caught up with Custom Golf owner Rich Smith. Smith grew up in Trenton and graduated from Trenton High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an electronic technician and later earned an associate’s degree in engineering from Wayne County Community College. Upon completing his education, Smith worked as an automotive designer for Ford Motor Company for ten years, then “turned a hobby into a business” and opened a golf store. Custom …