New Parking App in Downtown Ferndale

New Parking App in Downtown Ferndale

The new Park Ferndale App is here!  Download it in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.  It is so easy to use, you will be wondering if you did it right.  Check it out now! Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/parkferndale/id1384685917?ls=1&mt=8 Google App Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.passportparking.mobile.parkferndale   For more information about parking permits and all things parking related, visit: www.parkferndale.comcontinue reading →
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 →

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 →