Business Spotlight – EnSoul Yoga

Business Spotlight – EnSoul Yoga

(Torri J. Buback, February 12, 2018) It was love at first practice!  Caren experienced yoga for the first time as a 16-year-old young woman and discovered this would be her lifelong purpose. From that moment forward, Caren adopted the principles of yoga and began to live fully in the presence of each one. Self-development and mastery are a lifelong journey of thought, effort, discipline, and action.  These are also the main objectives of yoga for both the teacher and student.  Caren’s mission behind her business concept is to build a yoga community based…continue reading →
Business Spotlight – Otus Supply

Business Spotlight – Otus Supply

(Torri J. Buback, May 17, 2017) It’s no surprise that Thom Bloom and Scott Myrick chose an owl to illustrate their deep-rooted vision, better known as Otus Supply. Jokingly, Bloom refers to their new establishment as the “Spruce Goose” they have been working on for a lot of years in the garage. Conquering more than their fair share of difficulty along the way, the idea began to really take flight in 2012.  345 E. Nine Mile would soon begin the anticipated transformation, nearly doubling in size.  Previously an 8,000-sq. ft. office-warehouse, the vision…continue reading →
Business Spotlight – GreenSpace Café

Business Spotlight – GreenSpace Café

Joel and Daniel Kahn are shaking up the Nine Mile strip. The father and son duo recently opened GreenSpace Café in the heart of downtown Ferndale to critical acclaim from people of all diets. GreenSpace Café offers a world-class dining experience with a curated menu of non-GMO, organic, seasonally-selected dishes completely free from any animal-based products. Dr. Joel Kahn spent the last quarter-century treating and preventing heart attacks as a board-certified cardiologist. GreenSpace Café is a natural extension of his lifelong work promoting a healthy lifestyle with a strong focus on diet. “If…continue reading →
Business Spotlight – Wetmore’s Tire & Auto

Business Spotlight – Wetmore’s Tire & Auto

A wobbly-wheeled vintage relic with a purposely misaligned front end sits in an open-aired alcove on the second floor of Wetmore’s since 1928. Back then, drivers were often so surprised to see a Wills Saint Claire driving out of the second floor of Wetmore's Tire & Auto Repair that fender-benders were not uncommon on the street below. Today, seeing those wheels wobble over Woodward is a sure sign that you are now entering Ferndale. Wetmore's Tire & Auto Repair was established by Ray Wetmore, who originally had the idea of putting the front…continue reading →

Business Spotlight – Maurice London

Maurice London is a boutique wardrobe fashion studio in Downtown Ferndale offering the hottest fashion trends. One of the newest businesses to join Downtown Ferndale, Maurice London Wardrobe Studio opened in late 2015 with a grand opening that coincided with Small Business Saturday. Owner, Gwen Beckley, says the store was packed. The store offers high fashion looks that can’t be found in any other store without the high price tag. “There’s just no other area like Downtown Ferndale in all of Southeast Michigan: from Novi to Detroit.” - Gwen Beckley, Owner Gwen had…continue reading →

Business Spotlight – The Magic Bag

The Magic Bag is the only traditional downtown theater in Ferndale. Opened in 1921, the venue first hosted news reel showings before evolving into different film genres. The Magic Bag was reopened in 1996 after being shuttered in 1989. The location has always been historically significant and the owners have invested in keeping it that way. “The DDA was behind us 110% in support of the new marquee plan. They saw our vision and helped make it come to light” - Robert Littleton, COO The new marquee harkens back to the 1920s days…continue reading →