DOWNTOWN ROYAL OAK
Man becomes youngest Black business owner in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Welcome to Le Don Collection -- it’s the newest store in Downtown Royal Oak on South Washington Avenue, “We’re art, fashion, sneakers.”And Saturday, the owner Le Don will open up his second clothing store to the public. His first one is in Southfield and the new one is in Royal Oak. “It’s a scary thing to open up a business in times like this,” said Le Don. He’s competing in his late 20s, “Being one of the youngest Black men in Royal Oak and being Nigerian is different. More information can be found on the Le Don Collection’s official website here.
A new look for a famous art fair this Labor Day Weekend
Art By Appointment will be happening in Downtown Royal Oak in Art, Beats, and Eats festival. This is an opportunity for many artists to sell their art for the first time this season since the pandemic. You can purchase a ticket for $5 for a small, socially distanced art fair. Art By Appointment will take place Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th in Downtown Royal Oak. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Art, Beats, and Eats website.
Royal Oak offering $400,000 in gift cards to draw customers back downtown
ROYAL OAK, Mich. The city of Royal Oak is offering residents hundreds of thousands of dollars in gift cards to downtown businesses in an effort to give the economy a boost. Royal Oak, like many cities, is taking a major economic hit due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and downtown manager Sean Kammer said theres a plan to get customers back into stores and restaurants by giving them money. The normally packed bars, restaurants and stores downtown are struggling to survive. Royal Oak is working to get people back downtown by offering more than $400,000 in gift cards to those who sign up for the citys website on visitroaloak.com. Each person who signs up for the newsletter will receive a $20 e-gift card to use at one of more than 50 locations in Downtown Royal Oak, Kammer said.
Hopcat permanently closes Royal Oak location, seeks to reopen elsewhere
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Craft beer bar and restaurant chain Hopcat confirmed the permanent closure of its Royal Oak location on Wednesday. Hopcat founder Mark Sellers told Eater Detroit that the location is permanently closing over disagreements with the landlord. It is with heavy heart that we announce the closure of our HopCat - Royal Oak location. We will be seeking a new location in Royal Oak so we can resume serving this awesome community in the future.Officials say they are looking to reopen the restaurant at a new location in the city in the future. Hopcats Royal Oak location has been closed since March amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Royal Oak's Bistro 82 to close this month
Downtown Royal Oak staple Bistro 82 will be closing its doors on Jan. 25.The upscale French-inspired eatery, located at Fourth Street and Lafayette Avenue and headed by executive chef Derik Watson, opened in February 2014 so it will be closing just a few weeks shy of its sixth anniversary. Last year, the restaurant offered a special to diners in honor of its anniversary , shortly after updating both its interior and menu. "The standards are high, and they are strenuously maintained, for a simply sublime experience," MT previously reported a few months after Bistro 82 opened. "From its interior design, to the preparation and presentation of the food and drinks, to the uniforms of the service staff, Bistro 82 is a paean to the ability of visual simplicity to conceal culinary complexity. "We want to go beyond what anyone's doing on Main Street from a culinary perspective," Belen toldahead of the opening of the Morrie's Royal Oak location.metrotimes.com
Watch Local 4 News at Noon -- Aug. 30, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what's coming up on Local 4 News at Noon (watch the episode above).Innocent bystander killed outside Detroit gas stationPolice believe two other people were the intended targets. Ford recalls 550K vehicles for seat strength problemThe recall covers certain 2018 through 2020 F-150 pickups, 2019 and 2020 Super Duty trucks, 2018 and 2019 Explorer SUVs, and 2019 and 2020 Expedition SUVs. 2019 Arts, Beats & EatsThe 22nd annual Arts, Beats & Eats will take place in Downtown Royal Oak on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2. Metro Detroit weather: What to expect this weekend, Labor DayWeather conditions will be superb for the start of Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak including a dry evening and night tonight. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
2019 Arts, Beats & Eats: Here's the music lineup
The lineup for the 2019 Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats festival in Royal Oak was revealed on Tuesday. The 22nd annual Arts, Beats & Eats will take place in Downtown Royal Oak on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2. Festival admission is $3 until 3pm, $5 after 3pm, and $7 after 5pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Arts, Beats & Eats is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only. This year's music lineup is headlines by: Starship, All American Rejects, Randy Houser, Phillip Phillips, Third Eye Blind, Night Ranger, Theory of a Deadman.