Birmingham

Royal Oak’s First Panera Bread Coming to Woodward Corners

Excerpt: A coffeehouse with a massive indoor playground in downtown Royal Oak, a new Panera Bread on Woodward Avenue and a dessert shop in Ferndale that sells a 16-layer...

Detroit to Saginaw: A Trail Runs Through It

Woodward Avenue, or M-1, may well be one of the most significant thoroughfares in southeastern Michigan. It was the first paved road in the United States. It’s gained international fame...

‘Old School’ Ways Keep Primo’s Going 41 Years Later

Excerpt: Back in the day, there was a television show about a fictional bar where “everybody knows your name.” At Primo’s Pizza in Birmingham, truth is stranger than fiction, because staffers inside...

Variety Children’s Charity: Taking Care of Children

Before she became a staff member at Variety Detroit, Michelle Murphy was a parent who turned to the nonprofit for help. Variety – the Children's Charity Detroit is part of...

Legendary Chefs DelSignore and Yagihashi to Open Fine Dining Restaurant in Birmingham

Excerpt: It’s like the culinary version of the 1995 film “Heat.” Veteran chefs Luciano DelSignore and Takashi Yagihashi — arguably the Pacino and De Niro of the local food scene but...

Choose a Most Delectable Gift at Birmingham’s Bateel

Excerpt: “I feel like I am in the finest jewelry store when I visit Bateel,” says Rochester resident Carly Strand. “But the sparkling display case and glittering boxes are...

Destination Downtown

When Doug Jones decided to open a wine bar, he couldn’t have picked a better location. Wine Social, located in downtown Lake Orion, overlooks the picturesque Paint Creek and...

Everdays Raises $12 Million for End-of-Life Communication Platform

Mark Alhermizi first found startup success with Gas Station TV, a Birmingham, MI-based company that broadcasted from gas station pumps and was sold to Dan Gilbert’s Rockbridge Growth Equity in 2014 for...

Restaurants, shops coming, going, moving in Oakland County

Excerpt:  From bookstores to bridal gowns to top-shelf beef, the Woodward Avenue corridor in southeast Oakland County is booming with new businesses.  Read more. 

Happy holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

The holidays are here once again, if you can even believe it! (We certainly can't.) We here at Prosper would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy,...