Over the course of 88 years, the Leppink family has built a company with five Leppink’s Food Centers, 11 Save-a-Lot stores and a Do It Best Hardware store. This year, Leppink’s Food Centers has been recognized by the Michigan Grocer’s Association as 2016’s Outstanding Retailer.
Kristin Hansen is among the lucky ones. She gets up each morning looking forward to her day’s work, anxious to interact with her clients. Hansen’s fondness for her customers may come, in part at least, from the fact they tend to lick her face while she works. Country Pet’s Grooming Salon isn’t the first dog grooming shop Hansen’s worked at, but it’s the first she’s owned herself.
If you haven’t been to Stanton in a while, you haven’t been to Stanton. In recent months, the city’s downtown has undergone something of a renaissance. Not only have new businesses come into town, they’ve thrived.
These days dancing comes naturally to Stephanie Oster. But when you’ve been dancing since pre-school, that’s bound to happen. Oster, who owns Main Street Dance Company, was first bit by the dancing bug at age 3, and has been at it ever since.
You may think you’ve had Italian, but if you were born and raised in Michigan, chances are you have not. That’s according to Assunda Kazmerski, who this past summer opened the doors to Mamma Mia’s restaurant.
It’s been a bit of a slow start for Encore Music, which first opened it’s doors about three months ago, but business is growing steadily, according to store manager Kenny Abbott.
What do you do when you can’t find a business service you need? Bill Simpson Jr. decided to start his own.
Birdy’s Antiques & Gifts in Stanton is one of those stores that attract browsers the way honey attracts bears. More than just an antique store, Birdy’s is filled to the brim with items that will transport you down memory lane, make you smile, or simply hold your interest until yet another object catches your eye.
“It’s a fun little dollar store.” That’s how Susie Vogelsong, owner of the It’s a Buck Dollar Store in Stanton, describes her new business.
The art of tattooing has been around for centuries. First brought to the attention of the western world in the 1700s by sailors returning from faraway lands, tattoos have a long and — some might say checkered — nautical past.