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New furniture chain ready to serve Michiana

DOWAGIAC — There’s a new furniture store in town. ZSmart Furniture, 56153 M-51 S, Dowagiac, opened its doors to customers for the first time last ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles produce driver awarded national recognition

NILES — On Monday, a produce driver for Shelton’s Farm Market walked into the back room of the wholesale warehouse to participate in what he ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Scream Park opens Friday

NILES — Upon entering the Niles Haunted House, patrons will find themselves facing six doors and paths to begin on. Each one leads to a ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Former Harvey’s Shop building to house high-end apartment

DOWAGIAC — A blighted downtown Dowagiac building will soon be as good as new. Shannon Lyons and her wife, Cathy McBride, recently closed on the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac gym owner relieved by new executive orders

NILES — Gyms across the state can open their doors once again. Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176, which allows for the reopening ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Former Chemical Bank now TCF National Bank

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The bank sitting at the corner of Main Street and North Fourth Street downtown has a new look. Gone are the familiar ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Lutz’s Drive In to open Labor Day weekend under new ownership

DOWAGIAC — Marissa Schoetzow loves to cook food and serve customers. So when the opportunity to purchase Lutz’s Drive In came up, she could not ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Bait, tackle shop reels in success at new location

NILES — One familiar store located in downtown Niles has moved about three blocks away in order to grow. As the pandemic closed many retail ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company promotes five employees, hires two new directors

DOWAGIAC — Jim Laing, president of Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company in Dowagiac, Michigan, recently announced the promotion of five employees and the hiring of two ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Fitness Co. opens doors despite state orders mandating gyms stay closed

EDWARDSBURG — An Edwardsburg gym has reopened its doors despite state orders mandating that gyms remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, Edwardsburg Fitness Co. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles company fined for COVID-19 workplace safety violations

NILES — A Niles roofing business is among six Michigan companies fined for violating workplace safety rules put in place in the wake of the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Underwood Shoes to close after 70 years in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A longtime Dowagiac business is having a store-closing celebration because its owner is retiring. Underwood Shoes, which has been a fixture in downtown ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Wonderland Cinema owners hope to reopen soon

NILES — Five buildings and 27 screens have been quiet since March 16. For theater owner Carol Moore, and co-owner Steve Moore, that includes six ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Medical cannabis dispensary continues renovations of old Billiard Garden

NILES — After months of interference from COVID-19, the path is clear for two former Detroit Lions, to gain some ground in pursuit of a ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Marion Magnolia Farms opens in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — When Niles native and Dowagiac resident Brittany File was in college, she fell in love with home renovation shows she watched on HGTV. ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce unveils upcoming Same Day Rewards Program

DOWAGIAC — The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a plan that will benefit both consumers and retailers alike. The chamber revealed its ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Leader Publications announces 2020 Best of the Best winners

The results are in! With more than 1,000 votes cast in print and online, Michiana residents have spoken, and the Best of the Best businesses ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Fernwood Botanical Gardens offering pop-up weddings

NILES — The historical grounds and unique settings within Fernwood Botanical Gardens are a popular wedding destination for couples through the warmer seasons. Adapting to ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

5 Mile Drive-In offering free entry to first responders on Fourth of July

DOWAGIAC — One Dowagiac business plans to celebrate America’s independence this weekend by giving back. This Saturday, in celebration of the Fourth of July, 5 ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Demolition begins at future Popeye’s location

NILES — Demolition started this week of the former Chinese restaurant at the site of 306 S. 11th St. The site is the future home ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Redbud Roots to open new retail location in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — Cultivating a destination and experience is the next step for local marijuana grow operation and processing lab Redbud Roots. The company’s leadership is ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Oak Street Dairy Queen reopens with fresh ownership

NILES — The sunshine and warm weather are here for the summer. Days like that pair well with an ice cream cone or a hot ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis to get new bar, bakery

CASSOPOLIS — Steve and Schelley Schroeder are hoping to give the village of Cassopolis two things it currently does not already have: a bar and ... Read more

3 months ago by Scott Novak.

Niles bike shop technicians, owner pedal hard to keep up with demand

NILES — Sparsely populated bicycle racks greet the eye at the entrance of Inertia Cycleworks, if a customer rolling their freshly repaired two-wheeler out does ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

The Strand re-opens with new ownership

SISTER LAKES — Sitting on the patio at The Strand Brewery and Restaurant, one can take a deep breath and admire the sunshine dancing over ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

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