Festival Season – Street Closures in Downtown Ferndale

May 20   Rally in the Alley – Withington Alleyway, behind Rust Belt Market May 29   98th Annual Memorial Day Parade – begins at Livernois and Maplehurst, east to Woodward, south to 9 Mile and west to Livernois and Memorial Mall.   Road Closures 8:00 am to Noon June 3   Ferndale Pride – West 9 Mile from Planavon to Woodward, Allen from 9 Mile to West Troy and West Troy from Allen to east parking lot entrance CLOSED 6:00 am Saturday to 11:59 pm June 3   Rainbow Run – Starts & ends on East 9…continue reading →

From vegan to southern, Ferndale’s dining, drinking options grow

Ferndale had 13 new businesses open in the past year and has a 92 percent occupancy rate. The new year will see more dining options arrive in the nearly 4-square-mile Oakland County town. From vegan to southern-inspired cuisine, Ferndale's culinary offerings continue to grow. Here's a roundup of what to look for: Green Space Cafe: Owned by father, cardiologist Joel Kahn, and son Daniel Kahn, this vegan restaurant opened Dec. 1. The 4,000-square-foot dining area seats 100 inside plus 36 on the patio. Its menu offers plant-based, organic items like Pad Thai, sweet…continue reading →