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 →
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 →

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 →

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 →
Business Spotlight – Found Sound

Business Spotlight – Found Sound

Ferndale’s favorite record store, Found Sound, caters to the needs of all music enthusiasts - from the first-time record buyer to the seasoned vinyl collector. Found Sound’s knowledgeable staff can help you find an album with all the warmth of the original recording or that independent label issued on 180 gram vinyl that you’ve been searching for. You’ll find hand-written labels on bins of used records where you can build your vinyl collection inexpensively, and you can sign up for Record Store Day to catch a copy of your favorite repressing. Record Store…continue reading →