By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
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Following the Skoda Octavia RS last year, the Skoda Superb Sportline is on its way to the Indian showrooms this year. Skoda Auto India has listed the new model on its Indian website and says that it’s “coming soon”.The Skoda Superb Sportline is a more fun-to-drive variant with a “sharpened emotional appearance”. Sportline variants aren’t brutal like RS variants; their sporty side is more looks than performance. Specifications of the Indian-spec version aren’t out yet, but to get a fair idea, here’s what the Euro-spec version offers.The Skoda Superb Sportline benefits from a sports chassis that lowers the ride height by 15 mm. Then there are the special styling fitments, such as a glossy black front grille, window frames, ORVMs, side strips, diffusor and fifth door spoiler. This particular variant comes with darkened fog lamps as well.Topping it up are exclusive 18-inch (standard)/19-inch (optional) alloy wheels and distinctive exhaust … [Read more...] about Skoda Superb Sportline listed in India, “coming soon”
Rene Wisely Free Press Special Writer Published 2:02 p.m. UTC Jun 4, 2018 Downtowns across southeast Oakland County are welcoming a fresh batch of entrepreneurs to tempt shoppers, diners and the curious with everything from Peruvian food to hair pomade. Here's a look at some of the new or future storefronts: Ferndale Ferndale visitors will be transported to Peru at Culantro at 22939 Woodward Ave., a fast-casual restaurant at the former Southern Belles’ Bistro location. Pronounced cilantro, the menu features 10 Peruvian cuisine entrees, including its signature charcoal-kissed rotisserie chicken. Owner Betty Shuell gives a culture lesson through every lunch or dinner. The food won over Free Press Restaurant Critic Mark Kurlyandchik on his first visit. Eventually Culantro will have a new neighbor, said Barry Hicks, executive director of the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority. Brooks Brewing is opening its second beer pub location at 22925 Woodward … [Read more...] about New shops, breweries coming to Oakland County downtowns
Topgolf will take over a site adjacent to the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore next year, adding another entertainment destination to South Baltimore.The high-tech driving range is expected to open in 2019. The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, located at 301 Stockholm St., is expected to relocate to another city-owned site in Cherry Hill to make way for Topgolf.Dallas-based Topgolf offers a range of games that allow players to practice their swing, drive and accuracy, as well as food and drinks. The company has more than 40 driving ranges in 19 states and the U.K., and at least 20 new locations are in development in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Mexico and the UAE, according to its website.While Topgolf doesn’t currently have any ranges in Maryland, a Germantown location is also listed on its website as “coming soon.” The closest locations are in Ashburn, Va., and Alexandria, Va.Topgolf will host a media event at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to unveil more details … [Read more...] about Topgolf high-tech driving range coming to South Baltimore
BARELY two years after their first EP American Wives received a positive report here in your Noise Annoys – "Five tracks of catchy strum and jangle!", "Invigorating pop-punkish energy and urgency!", "A whimsical, heart-achey vibe that perfectly captures the bittersweet sting of teenage romance gone bad!", – Castlerock indie popsters Brand New Friend are about to release their debut album Seatbelts For Aeroplanes for new paymasters Xtra Mile Recordings. While I can't take all the credit for their rapid rise to current 'great white hope' status – surely at least some of that is down to the sharp songwriting skills of brother/sister band-founders Taylor and Lauren Johnson combined with the kind of beaming, boundless self-confidence guaranteed to cause jaded Generation X-ers to shake their wizened head in bemused envy – it's sure pleasing to note that the record's title track also got the Noise Annoys seal of approval when it first appeared on their Bandcamp page in … [Read more...] about Noise Annoys: Brand New Friend, Wood Burning Savages, Ferals & Jinx Lennon