Royal Oak

Toyology: How a little metro Detroit toy store is thriving, expanding

Excerpt:  In today’s ever-expanding world of online shopping, it is becoming increasingly difficult for many small retail businesses to succeed and grow, and increasingly difficult to take a child to...

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. 

Detroit Zoo’s red panda forest gets expansion, rope bridge

Excerpt:  Rare red pandas are getting fancier digs at the Detroit Zoo. The zoo has unveiled its newly expanded Holtzman Wildlife Foundation red panda forest, where visitors can cross an 80-foot-long rope...

From a family of rock collectors to a Royal Oak staple

Excerpt:  The Royal Oak jewelry staple, Miner’s Den, came about because Mike Schowalter’s mother had had enough. The Showalters are a family of rock collectors and every vacation was spent in...

From chair volleyball to dulcimer lessons, Oakland County seniors find lots to do

When it comes to keeping active, Oakland County’s nearly half-million people ages 60 and up are a fortunate group. Virtually every municipality has a senior center, or even two,...

Small business microgrant winners announced in Oakland County

Main Street Oakland County and Genysis Credit Union have begun to announce the winners of its first round of small business microgrants throughout the county. In all, there were six...

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,...

Joe’s Army Navy: A great place for stocking stuffers

Excerpt:  Jeff Goldsmith has never met a gas mask he didn’t like. Good thing for him they fit right in at Joe’s Army Navy Surplus. Jeff Goldsmith is now the owner...

Royal Oak Way now open

The City of Royal Oak celebrated the grand opening of Royal Oak Way, also known as The ROW, at a Small Business Saturday with Santa event on Nov. 24....

Sweet treat: Mrs. Mason’s Co. premium brittle

Excerpt:  Vonnie Miller has been hooked on Mrs. Mason’s scrumptious brittles nearly 20 years. “It’s crunchier than other brittles,” says Miller, who is the community development director at Stagecrafters in Royal...