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My Town: Rockford Restaurant Week leads to record donation for hungry

My Town: Rockford Restaurant Week leads to record donation for hungry

ROCKFORD, Mich.—A spokesperson for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank says Rockford Restaurant Week 2014 was a great success.

According to organizers, participating restaurants served up more than 800 of their specialty meals to patrons during Rockford Restaurant Week.  For each sale, participating restaurants donated the equivalent of 4.5 meals, which totaled to more than 3,600 meals for those in need.  That’s 25 percent higher than last year, and comes at a time when demand for Feeding America West Michigan’s services are at a record high.

This was the second year for Rockford Restaurant Week.  Modeled after Grand Rapids’ Restaurant Week, the event is designed to raise awareness about the diverse food Rockford offers, while funding hunger relief through Feeding America West Michigan. 

My Town: New restaurants to replace shuttered sports bar

My Town: New restaurants to replace shuttered sports bar

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A new set of restaurants will soon replaced a shuttered sports bar, plagued by police calls.

Gipper’s Sports Bar and Grille was auctioned off last year.  The bar lost its liquor license in January 2012, shortly after two shootings within three months at the bar.

My Town: Pizza Hut to donate sales to Relay for Life of Comstock Park

My Town: Pizza Hut to donate sales to Relay for Life of Comstock Park

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- Pizza Hut is holding a March 31st fundraiser to benefit the Relay For Life of Comstock Park High School Teams.

Plan your weekly pizza night for Monday, March 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and 20% of your total purchase will be donated to Relay For Life of Comstock Park. This is good for delivery, carry out or dine in at the Alpine, Plainfield and 10 Mile locations.

The above flyer must be printed out and presented at the time of purchase.  The flyer can also obtained by visiting the Relay For Life of Comstock Park Facebook page.

 

My Town: No joke! New restaurant to open April 1

My Town: No joke!  New restaurant to open April 1

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—There’s a new place to dine for those passionate about pizza.

Crusted Creations 616, located at 3772 Alpine Ave. NW, will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. The restaurant offers hand-tossed thin crust pizzas that follow homemade recipes, like the spinach artichoke mushroom pizza.  Patrons can also opt for a “grab n’ go pizza” or customize their pie.  Crusted Creations also offers calzones, salads, wraps and appetizers including bread bites, flatbread and bruschetta. 

Crusted Creations 616 is owned and operated by a group from Northern Michigan that has always wanted to have a gourmet pizza shop in the Grand Rapids area. The owners plan to launch more venues throughout the Grand Rapids area over the next year.

My Town Alpine Township: Tim Hortons plan clears first hurdle

My Town Alpine Township: Tim Hortons plan clears first hurdle

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A developer has cleared the first hurdle for opening a Tim Hortons in Alpine Township.

During its regular meeting Thursday, March 20, the Alpine Township Planning Commission conditionally approved the final planning and development plan for the restaurant at 4235 Alpine Ave.  The plans also included a second 3,510 square foot retail space for a Sleep Doctor Mattress Store. 

As part of its conditional approval, the planning commission told the developer he must reach an agreement with all nearby businesses about street access, as well as make minor changes to the plan. All those conditions must be met before the plan can be reviewed by the township board for potential approval.  The developer must also obtain road, sewer and water permits and present a detailed site plan and zoning request for approval before moving forward with construction.

My Town: Rockford Restaurant Week will help feed the hungry

My Town: Rockford Restaurant Week will help feed the hungry

ROCKFORD, Mich.—Fill your plate with delicious food and help fill the cupboards of families in need when Rockford Restaurant Week returns this month.

As part of the second annual event, six Rockford area restaurants will showcase special menu items from March 24-29.  Each restaurant will offer a three-course meal or dinner for two for $25.  For every meal ordered, $1 will be donated to the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in Comstock Park.  Each $1 donation will translate into four meals for those struggling with hunger.

Reds on the River, which is organizing Rockford Restaurant Week, hopes to raise enough money to distribute 3,600 meals.

Participating restaurants this year include:

My Town Comstock Park: Culver's Fundraiser to Benefit Relay For Life

My Town Comstock Park: Culver's Fundraiser to Benefit Relay For Life

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- Culver's of Comstock Park, 4280 Alpine Ave NW, will donate a percent of their sales to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Comstock Park on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"This is an easy way for everyone to join the fight against cancer," said Steve Stephan, Franchise Owner, Culver's of  Comstock Park.   "Cancer has touched so many lives in our community.  We want to do our part to help find a cure and stop the anguish this disease can cause.  We invite the community to stop by and enjoy a dinner, sandwich or custard to support this worthy cause."

The Relay For Life of Comstock Park event will take place May 16 - May 17, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Comstock Park High School, 150 Six Mile Rd. NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321.