SUPPORT STILL NEEDED FOR FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES

November 21, 2020; updated Nov. 22, 2020

Support needed for NDPMA family- and alumni-owned businesses and restaurants that are reinventing themselves as struggle amid the pandemic continues.

HomeGrown Brewing Co. in Oxford offers outdoor dining in safe and environmentally controlled geodesic igloos.


When Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services mandated on Nov. 15 that eat-in dining at restaurants and bars would be suspended for three weeks, Marie Powers, who along with her husband, John, and their sons Joe NDP'00 and Jeff NDP'04, operates HomeGrown Brewing Co. in Oxford, was not surprised.

"With the rising case numbers, we anticipated that there could be further restrictions imposed and we were already preparing," she said. "But the hardest part is having to lay off employees, which never gets easy."

Now, restaurants and pubs across the state are negotiating a business landscape not unfamiliar after going through a more stringent shutdown in March.

The Notre Dame Alumni Association reached out once again this week to members of the Notre Dame community, including current families and alumni, who own or operate restaurants and small businesses that may have been negatively affected by the pandemic. While many of them have been struggling mightily since last spring, restaurateurs like the Powers took full advantage of the state opening up during the summer months. 

Notre Dame Prep alums Jeff (’04), left, and Joe (’00) Powers help manage and operate HomeGrown Brewing Company. (2017 photo)


"When the Michigan Liquor Control Commission streamlined the patio extension process, we enlarged our patio space temporarily for the summer and fall," Marie Powers said. "This allowed us to add more tables and expand our patio onto a grassy area. That was a huge benefit to us during the warmer weather as most people wanted to dine outside and business was great. It also provided two different outside dining options: one on the original patio and another on the grassy area with picnic tables. We also hosted live music every weekend outdoors."

Powers added that they were set up for the colder months, even before the new state restrictions.

"We decided to invest in two heated igloos for our outdoor patio and we are very pleased with how they turned out," she said. "We worked with a local interior designer, Caveman & Pip in Oxford, who decorated the igloos with pieces that our customers can buy, so it was a fantastic collaborative effort."

Powers said they remain hopeful that they can host indoor dining again soon, but she's not holding her breath.

"We plan to continue with our current offering of carryout/curbside and outdoor dining in the igloos through at least February," she said. "We're hoping by March that the weather will be warm enough to open the patio again and that indoor dining can return to full capacity."

The following list, originally compiled last spring, includes businesses operated by alumni and other members of the Notre dame community. Please safely support and patronize them when and where possible. For the most updated information, including hours of service, log on to their websites listed below.

Andiamo Restaurants
Joe Vicari ND’75
Eight locations: Bloomfield Twp., Clarkston, Dearborn, Detroit Riverfront, Fenton, Livonia, Sterling Heights and Warren.
586-268-3200
www.andiamoitalia.com
7096 14 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
All Andiamos are giving back to the community with a buy one, get one free program. Every day, Monday through Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Auto Dr. LLC
Dustin Rutowski NDP’00
586-684-3368
www.autoDRx.com
9317 Marine City Hwy
Ira Township, MI 48023
Auto DR serves the auto repair needs of local drivers and vehicle owners. We offer quality and trusted auto service to customers throughout Ira Township, New Baltimore, Casco, Algonac, Richmond and Fair Haven. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Beyond Juice
Joe Bonanni NDP’13
313-332-0429
www.beyondjuiceryeatery.com
21110 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Full-service smoothie/juice bar. Curbside pickup and delivery available, Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Beyond Juicery + Eatery
Anthony Bonanni
248-963-2981
www.beyondjuiceryeatery.com
3080 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fast casual smoothie, food and fresh juice eatery offering delivery and curbside pickup. Download the app (Beyond Juicery + Eatery in the App Store) for online ordering and additional rewards.

BIRD BEE
Taylor Bolleber NDP’10
586-722-8478
www.shopbirdbee.com
1228 Griswold St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Women’s apparel and accessories for the expressive and edgy soul. Currently closed, online store available 24/7.

Bologna Via Cucina
Daniel Bologna NDP’03
248-651-3300
www.joebologna.com
334 S. Main St.
Rochester, MI 48307
Italian restaurant offering curbside pickup Monday – Saturday, 3-9 p.m. (Catering trays available any time.)

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel 
Peg Dilworth-Hunt P’21
248-891-5889
pdilworth-hunt.cbwm.com
7151 N. Main St.Clarkston, MI 48346
Working virtually to help you sell or buy a house from Marquette to Monaco! Available to consult with you via phone or video conferencing.

Dairy Queen
Heath Williams P’18, P’20
248-682-9250
2886 Orchard Lake Rd.
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
Limited hours but still open! Daily 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. currently. 

(NEW LISTING) Dairy Queen
Ryan and Dana Ignasiak P'25, P'26
248-338-8636
1525 Baldwin Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48340
Open 7 days a week 
3 p.m. - 9 p.m., drive-thru only
Daily specials and always offering a wide variety of cakes.
Now hiring!

DOBI Real Estate
Angela Munaco NDP’12
248-978-2386
wearedobi.com/angelamunaco/
2211 Cole St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Real estate professional servicing all of metro Detroit with buying, selling and renting.

Family Table Café
Danielle (Kidder) Moseley
248-293-3351
www.familytablecafe.com
3343 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Filipo Marc Winery
Gerard Giacona ND’77
586-226-3990
www.filipomarcwinery.com
39085 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Local winery open for curbside service only. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Discounts include three to five bottles, 10%; six to 11 bottles, 12%; case of 12 or more, 15%. More than 70 wines in stock.

Holly B’z Cookies, Cupcakes & Catering
Holly Borgiel P’22
586-372-7024
https://hollybz.com
66607 Van Dyke 
Washington, MI 48095
Holly B’z is a bakery located in Washington Township, near Romeo, Mich. Our cookies and desserts are made with the finest ingredients. We don’t use preservatives and all products we carry are hand-made from scratch. We pride ourselves on putting quality first. We love creating new ideas so if you can describe it, we would like to try to make it. We add additional creative items all the time so check back with us frequently to see what’s new. Call for an appointment to discuss your custom ideas and we can work together to create your special day.

HomeGrown Brewing Co.
John and Marie Powers P’00, P’04
248-800-4244
www.homegrownbrewco.com
28 N Washington
Oxford, MI 48371
Microbrewery and restaurant owned by the Powers family (Joe NDP’00 and Jeff NDP’04). Outside dining by reservation provided in igloos. Carryout/curbside for food and beer in growlers and cans: Tues-Thurs 4-8 p.m., Fri-Sun 12-8 p.m. See website for carryout menu and Facebook for daily food and beer specials:  www.facebook.com/HomeGrownBrewingCo.

The League Shop 
Patrick Fabian ND’01
313-882-6880
www.theleagueshop.com
16847 Kercheval Avenue 
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
The League Shop has been a tradition in the Metro Detroit area for nearly 50 years, offering a full range of gifts, dinnerware, stationery and bridal services. The League Shop has set the standard for bridal registry. Our experienced consultants are happy to help you select everything you'll need and want for your new life together. Our online registry makes ordering easy and convenient for your wedding guests. Our fine selection of gifts and services is backed by an experienced, friendly team dedicated to serving you. To make a purchase, call or email and we will be happy to help you! We are available from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday.

Michigan Beer Growler Company
Janae Condit P’22 P'24
248-385-3773
www.michiganbeergrowlerco.com
31221 Southfield Rd
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
MBGCo offers 30 taps of delicious craft beers, hard ciders and craft sodas – the majority from Michigan breweries.  At MBGCo, customers have many options of enjoying their tasty beverage. Patrons can buy at 32 or 64oz MBGCo glass growler or bring in their own to fill. MBGCo offers contactless curbside and delivery within three miles of the store. Order online at michiganbeergrowlerco.com.
Friday 3-7, Saturday and Sunday 12-7 and Monday 11-6.

Mr. Kabob Xpress
Sam Gulli
248-649-5555
www.mrkabob.com
2036 W Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Build your own bowl or wrap and choose from our always-fresh toppings bar. Hummus, garlic sauce, fresh veggies, and delicious proteins from steak kabob to falafel. Providing carryout and curbside service, and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Check out our Facebook for updates: facebook.com/mrkabobxpress/

Pet Supplies Plus #8
Jeffrey Bonanni P’13, P’15
586-228-0090
www.petsuppliesplus.com
42241 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Retail pet supplies. Pet food and supplies for dog, cat, small animal, birds and fish. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. We offer two-hour curbside pickup and delivery within a seven-mile radius of the store.

Pet Supplies Plus #4144
Jeffrey Bonanni P’13, P’15
586-576-6845
www.petsuppliesplus.com
2297 Eighteen Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Retail pet supplies. Pet food and supplies for dog, cat, small animal, birds and fish. Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. We offer two-hour curbside pickup.

Pine Knob Pharmacy #1 Inc.
Anthony and Courtney Plas P'23, P'25
5701 Bow Pointe Drive 
Clarkston, MI 48346-5404 
248-384-8050
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Drive-thru 

Pine Knob Pharmacy #6 
1701 Baldwin Road 
Pontiac Mi 48340-1168 
248-253-0521 
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. 
We are proud to offer fast, friendly and professional service to the community. Our pharmacy puts your health needs first by offering medication adherence, medication synchronization and an extensive offering of over-the-counter products. Visit our pharmacy to experience why community pharmacy service trumps box chain pharmacies — every time.

Precision Measuring Corp. 
Robert Meyer P’16
586-634-5036
www.pmcxyz.com
33250 Groesbeck Hwy.
Fraser, MI 48026
We provide dimensional inspection and certification of parts, fixtures, and tooling for automotive and aerospace markets using CMMs, laser scanners and laser trackers. In addition, we calibrate CMMs and machine tools. Lastly, we offer 3-D printing services for parts up to 12"x12"x12". We provide our services at the customer facility or in our lab in Fraser. Typical work hours are 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekends as needed to support customer projects. Our personnel who work at our customer sites follow work hours as directed by the customer. We are accredited to ISO/IEC-17025:2017 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

(NEW LISTING) The Silver Shamrocks
Deb Silver P'19, P'22, P'26, P'30
248-621-4455
thesilvershamrocks.com
4505 Collins Rd. 
Oakland Township, MI
The Silver Shamrocks specializes in crafted-from-scratch dinners and unique catering for intimate gatherings, direct from my kitchen to your table. Each evening, I offer the “Family Option” for busy families seeking to share a special dinner, or the “Foodie Option,” an unforgettable smaller, gourmet offering. My forte is designing the perfect custom solutions for intimate gatherings, including artistic, delicious platters, and creative ideas to put a distinct touch on your special occasion. Wine selections are available to take home and enjoy at your table with the great food.

Tenuta's Food Lane
Carol Tenuta P'22
Sharon Tenuta P'22
3515 Sashabaw Rd.
Waterford, MI 48329
248-674-3811
www.tenutasfoodlane.com
Family-run grocery, meat and produce store serving the local community since 1950.
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
NOTE: Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., reserved for seniors, high risk and first responders
Sunday: closed

Via Bologna
Daniel Bologna NDP’03
248-620-8500
www.joebologna.com
7071 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48346Italian restaurant offering curbside pickup Monday – Saturday, 3-9 p.m. (Catering trays available any time.)

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