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NARA Hibachi opens in West Bloomfield Township


NARA Hibachi, an upscale, creative hibachi and personalized stone grilling restaurant, bar, and lounge, has opened in West Bloomfield Township.

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Expanded Cauley Ferrari dealership opens in West Bloomfield Township


Cauley Ferrari in West Bloomfield Township opened its doors on a redesigned and expanded dealership, a three-year project that saw the sales center move next door for the construction of a second floor as well as added space at a dealership that first opened in 1998.

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Cat lounge opens in West Bloomfield

A kinder, gentler version of cat adoption is coming to West Bloomfield,  thanks to a partnership between the Pet Valu store on 14 Mile and the Pet Adoption Alternative of Warren organization. It's called the Meowtown Lounge, and it celebrated its grand opening with a party on Saturday, March 24.

Michelle Tooroian, President of Pet Adoption Alternatives of Warren, or PAAW, got the idea for the cat lounge after visiting one out of state. The idea is to create a more relaxed environment for visiting shelter and rescue cats. Rather than visit animals in a row of cages or some other sterile environment, PAAW has built a retro 1950s-themed lounge at Pet Valu. Whether cat or human, it's a more comfortable environment for all involved, and one that comes with many advantages over a traditional shelter or pet store.

"Instead of visiting cats in cages, you can just come in and sit on the couch, and see who comes up and sits on your lap," says Tooroian. "It's a better way for adopters to get to know the cats and their personalities. It's a higher quality match."

For a suggested admission price of $5 for half an hour or $8 for an hour, visitors can come in and visit with the cats at their own pace. There's no pressure to adopt a cat, though that is indeed a goal. But the lounge can be used by office workers on their lunch break and allows outside food. Or maybe it's great for people that love cats but can't have one at home, be it because of someone else's allergies or rules within a lease.

One hundred percent of the price of admission goes to help rescue animals, says Tooroian.

This is just the start for Meowtown Lounge. Tooroian is already looking at additional locations. She also plans on hosting community events and fundraisers at the space. Puppy parties, too, are in the works.

Meowtown Lounge is located in the Pet Valu at 33230 14 Mile Rd. in West Bloomfield.

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Work begins on new upscale senior living community in West Bloomfield


Work has begun at the former Ealy Elementary School in West Bloomfield Township, to make room for a $23 million upscale assisted living and memory care senior community.

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Middle Eastern restaurant Naf Naf Grill to open first Michigan location, add three more eateries


Naf Naf Grill, a Naperville, Ill.-based fast casual Middle Eastern chain, opened its first Michigan location on Nov. 17 in Troy. Other locations are planned for Sterling Heights, Southfield, and West Bloomfield Township. 

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West Bloomfield's Cauley Ferrari to expand and remodel dealership


West Bloomfield Township-based Cauley Ferrari, the only authorized Ferrari dealership in Michigan, will expand and remodel its store along Orchard Lake Road.

Originally 14,000 square feet, the new facility will cover 51,000 square feet and feature a two-story showroom and expansion of its indoor vehicle storage capacity. Other improvements include a new service write-up aisle, a collision repair center, a detailing center, and an extra indoor vehicle storage area.

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Crispelli's expands with opening of bakery in Royal Oak, plans restaurant in Troy


Crispelli’s Bakery and Pizzeria — with restaurants in West Bloomfield Township and along Woodward Avenue in Berkley — has opened a new French bakery called Bread by Crispelli’s in Royal Oak. Additionally, a new Crispelli’s will open this spring in Troy.

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Henry Ford West Bloomfield, Premier Private Physicians form alliance to expand access to health care

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Premier Private Physicians Management of Troy and Clarkston today announced an affiliation agreement to expand access to direct primary care in southeast Michigan.
Direct primary care, or concierge medicine, is a relatively new kind of medical practice, where patients receive direct access to their personal private physician 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Primary care physicians provide personalized service with extensive clinical education.  Patient appointments are longer (approximately one hour) and can be scheduled on short notice with little wait time.  Patients receive unlimited office visits with no co-pays or deductibles throughout the year. Since there is very little insurance involved, providers have the necessary time required to develop a meaningful patient-physician relationship built on trust.
For a fixed monthly fee, patients have direct access to their doctor, whether it’s in person, or by phone or email.  Primary care physicians handle routine health care, like physicals, infections, vaccinations and flu shots, as well as helping their patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease maintain their health and experience better outcomes.  The goal is to provide cost-effective health care with exemplary service.
“This model is a win-win for patients and physicians,” says Lori Washe, M.D., a family medicine specialist at Premier Private Physicians.  “My patients appreciate having more time to spend with me and I appreciate having more time to devote the care necessary to create individualized plans for each of my patient’s optimal health and well-being.”
Physicians like the model, as it allows them to practice medicine the way they intended, and the financial need to see 30 patients a day is eliminated.  In addition, the complication of third party reimbursement is reduced.  Freed from insurance paperwork, the doctor can focus completely on the patient.
Patients like the personalized service and, as deductibles and co-pays rise, the enhanced service comes without much additional cost.  Employers like it because the improved preventative care will reduce their health care costs in the long run and protect their most valuable human resource assets.
“My doctor takes a personal and sincere interest in my health,” says patient Michael Brown.  “Having a physician like him, who is accessible 24 hours a day and takes the time to explain my medical health status to me in simple, easy to understand terms has inspired me to improve my health.  I am so grateful to have Dr. Keith Christmon as my personal physician.”
Americans are required by law to have health insurance, but those who use direct primary care have less-expensive policies, because they only need coverage for surgery, hospitalization, and specialized care. 
Nine states, including Michigan, have direct primary care laws, and five more have legislation pending.
Physicians at Premier are able to provide exceptional access and care because each physician limits his or her practice to 500 patients, instead of the traditional 2,500 patients.
Premier Private Physicians currently serves approximately 2,000 patients, and has corporate contracts with companies for their executives, including FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, United Shore Financial Services, Continental Automotive, MASCO and FANUC. 
The program has great potential to grow.  A similar program in the Seattle area started at the same size and currently has more than 50,000 patients in a broad socio-economic group.
“We are extremely proud of our affiliation with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital,” says John Blanchard, M.D., CEO of Premier Private Physicians Management, LLC. “This affiliation gives our patients access to the world-class hospital services and specialists of the Henry Ford Medical Group. When it comes to quality health care, access is everything.  We look forward to working with Henry Ford to expand access to the enhanced private physician services we offer.”
For 100 years, Henry Ford has established itself as an innovator and leader in healthcare excellence. The affiliation with Premier Private Physicians is a reflection of its commitment to find value-based health care solutions and give patients access to an innovative model of primary care delivery. 
Both organizations recognize the importance of maintaining the integrity of the physician-patient relationship, as health care delivery moves from volume to value.
“There are many ways to access health care,” says Betty Chu, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. “We want to deliver primary care the way patients want it. This affiliation gives Henry Ford patients more options.”
About Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, part of the Henry Ford Health System, is a 191-bed LEED silver-certified hospital and community center for well-being. Opened in 2009, the hospital is staffed by the Henry Ford Medical Group, the Henry Ford Physician Network, and community physicians. Visitors discover a health care experience unlike any other, offering the latest in medicine, technology and patient safety, integrated with wellness and prevention programs. Specialties include cardiology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, women’s health, and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers. Additional services include complementary medicine in Vita, the wellness center, a healthy food culture, cooking classes for the community in the Demonstration Kitchen, an organic greenhouse, and a healing arts program. 
About Premier Private Physicians
Premier Private Physicians Management provides operating and management services to Premier Private Physicians PLC.  Premier offers people of all ages unrestricted access to comprehensive, preventive, acute, and chronic illness care for one low monthly membership fee.  Premier limits the number of patients cared for by each physician to 1/5 of a traditional doctor’s office.  The practice does not exclude anyone for preexisting conditions and offers 60- minute same or next day no-wait appointments, and direct access to the patient’s private physician 24/7 by cell and email. Studies show the Direct Primary Care model gives patients and employers access to exceptional care, while saving up to 30 percent on comprehensive health care costs when bundled with a lower premium insurance plan.  For a low monthly fee, Premier Private Physicians is a great way for employers and individuals to improve medical access and quality while decreasing cost. For more information, please visit premiermd.com.

Crispelli's to open French bakery and commissary in Royal Oak

Crispelli’s is opening a new 6,000-sqaure-foot French bakery and commissary in Royal Oak, joining restaurants in Berkley and West Bloomfield which operate under the Crispelli's name. 

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Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes opens new store in West Bloomfield

Peteet's Famous Cheese Cakes has baked its way to a customer following that required the family-run business to open a second location.

The new store at 6548 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield takes Peteet's to another, busier part of Oakland County than the original Oak Park location, which opened in 2010.

Peteet's cakes, which come in 90 flavors, including gluten-free and kosher options, are also sold in restaurants and bakeries in metro Detroit.

The new store is the latest chapter in a family story centered around the use of cheesecake to rebuild the Peteet family's livelihood after the death of a father and loss of the family real estate business. Son Patrick Peteet, founder of Peteet's Famous Cheese Cakes, helped the family avoid financial devastation and pull through grief by using his cheesecake recipe to start a business. He envisions selling Peteet's from multiple locations and possibly franchising.

In the meantime, he is celebrating the excitement and warm reception for his new location. Read the Metromode story, "How Cheesecake Saved a Family's Future."

Source: Peteet's Famous Cheese Cakes
Writer: Kim North Shine

Cigar smokers find space at Socialight in W. Bloomfield

In this era of smoking bans cigar lovers are seeing their options for a place to enjoy a stogie be slowly snuffed out.

Socialight, a cigar lounge and restaurant in West Bloomfield, is their respite, a place where others who appreciate cigars can go for a smoke, a drink, a meal and a membership that comes with a humidity-controlled humidor, cigar and wine storage, a monthly gift and access to a VIP room. There's a selection of 240 cigars for personal use or gifts.

However, says Justin Near, a spokesman for Socialight Cigar Lounge & Bistro, is "not your typical cigar bar. First, and foremost, the majority of the space is non-smoking by design as they wish to be a serious local bistro that can be enjoyed by all. The cigar area is a separate room and cigar smoke cannot invade the bar and main dining room - a state-of-the-art filtration system has been installed."

Socialight opened Feb. 7 and is located at Maple and Haggerty roads.

Jeffrey Yatooma, Dani Sitto and Steve Romaya are partners in the business, with Romaya being the managing partner.

They and general manager Tom Meyer want Socialight to be the source for fine cigars and knowledge, great food, gifts and knowledge as well as a comfortable hangout whether for a game on TV or a business meeting or party.

The restaurant was a designed by local artist, John Janvirya, who has designed, amongst many other things, the former Chen Chow in Birmingham. By spring a patio will be completed and connected to the restaurant by a rolling garage door.

The menu is not a typical cigar bar menu, says Near, "although the daily specials are."
"It is a light, locally-sourced menu that is reasonably priced and the brainchild of Ryan Porter. Ryan, an up and coming chef and his assistant chef Carole Wendling. Ryan was learned from Chef Benjamin Myer from the Motor City Casino, and Wendling, was mentored by restaurateur Matt Prentice.

Source: Tom Meyer, general manager, Socialight Cigar Louge and Bistro
Writer: Kim North Shine

New business brings tea, frozen yogurt, fun to West Bloomfield

Leaf & Berry Tea and Frozen Yogurt is now open in Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield. Owners want to bring more fun and entertainment to the community with open mic nights, kids' programming, and comedy. 

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Just Peachy frozen yogurt shop in West Bloomfield expands offerings, starts social media campaign

Just Peachy, a frozen yogurt and custard shop in West Bloomfield, is weathering the winter weather by expanding their offerings to include coffee from Ann Arbor's Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea as well as gourmet hot chocolate drinks and pastries. The business is also technologically savvy, utilizing social media to promote their products and smartphone apps for in-store loyalty programs. 

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Energy Sciences completes lighting upgrades

After receiving a federal stimulus grant for energy efficient lighting upgrades for their municipal buildings, West Bloomfield Township hired Birmingham-based Energy Sciences Resource Partners to pilot, design and install energy-efficient lighting systems for several buildings. The firm has completed work on two of the buildings.

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New for burger lovers: Ned's Travelburger and Smashburger

The burger bar trend is alive and well in metro Detroit. Only it's not so much a bar as it is a truck. And it's not so much a truck as it is a trailer. Ned's Travelburger, Oakland County's latest food "truck," is actually a shiny silver trailer that can be towed to different locations for special events (otherwise you can find it parked at its usual location at 2010 Cole St. in Birmingham). The rectangular burgers are made from grass-fed beef raised by the Fowlerville 4-H Club, dressed with fresh produce from local farmers' markets and served on custom-made challah rolls from Holiday Market.

Over in West Bloomfield, the Denver-based burger chain Smashburger has opened its first area location with four more to follow in 2012. Smashburger, so named for the way the burgers are "smashed" on the grill, is known for using 100% Certified Angus Beef. They also serve hand-made Haagen-Dazs shakes and "pop" from Michigan's own Faygo and Vernors.

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