TALK OF THE TOWN: April 29, 2021

BUSINESS FEATURE

Jamesport Brewing Co
(Special Guest Tim J on the podcast/live show)

Photo of the Week

@Evolum.Entertainment

Show us what you’re up to when you’re downtown dining, shopping and exploring. Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using #DowntownLudington. Your photo could be featured and you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing for a Downtown Ludington gift certificate. 

Throw Back Thursday

Ludington Harbor // Year unknown

WEEK IN REVIEW

ART & CULTURE

  1. LACA’s kids pottery workshops were a success. You can book future workshops on their website.

RETAIL

  1. Red Door Gallery announced they will be opening for the season Memorial Day Weekend
  2. AGS is celebrating Mother’s Day now thru May 8th with a giveaway. Get a free scented hand soap for every $20 or more you spend. They are also running a 75% off sale on INOX Rings.
  3. Mariellen’s Hallmark featured the Mud Pie collection this week, Jen LOVES these! You can see the rest of their Spring catalog here. They also showed us the Loopdeedoo bracelet making contraption, some beautiful 2021 Hallmark ornaments, and the Rock N Roller Piano.
  4. Purple Monkey showed us the new Lazy One PJs they recently received.
  5. ABC Kidz has a $1 rack with many cute items up for grabs.
  6. Snyder’s Shoes has 7 colors of the Isle Jacobson slip-on in the store.
  7. Ludington Yacht Sales has a one owner, freshwater 2004 390 Sundancer in their listings.
  8. My Sister’s Closet has summer accessories popping up all over the store!
  9. Instrumental Music & Sound has two new guitar arrivals this week.
  10. Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique posted a whole album of Pete & Lucy and you can shop right on Facebook by leaving a comment! To purchase: Comment on the photo with the item, size and your email address. They will send an invoice. Orders of $50 or more ship free. Orders less than $50 shipping is $3. Purchase 2 or more items and receive a free hair accessory.
  11. Backstage Hobbies & Games restocked their Mythical Meats Jerky stash. Try gremlin, troll, big foot and more. Get the dragon or minotaur if you like spicy. Get the unicorn or kraken if you prefer sweet.
  12. Spindrift Cyclesports showed us a sweet blue Jamis to match their brand apparel.
  13. Evergreen Natural Foods featured products this week included Pure Ludington Honey, Michigan organic meat, Great Lakes fish, and La Fiesta corn chips.
  14. Sloaney’s gave us a sneak peak of the new store location, in the old Angelus building at 128 W Ludington Ave. Watch their page for an opening date.
  15. Trailhead Bike Shop reminded us that Spring is a good time to get a tune up! They host Wednesday group rides. All levels are welcome. These rides take place every Wednesday, all year round. Message them to get on the list to find out where the location is for each week.
  16. Hegg’s Gallery of Fine Furniture has an Ashley outdoor set on the floor. You can now get Elran Lift chairs right off the showroom floor.
  17. Avenue’s End Mini Mall has 3 booth spaces available. If you are a crafter or know someone looking for space, this is a great opportunity! Please call Gene for more information at 231-690-1775.
  18. Victoria’s Jewelry is posting Mother’s Day jewelry ideas, so make sure you follow them on Facebook. Check out these beautiful Tree of Life necklaces.
  19. All Occasions Events & Floral have hanging plants and patio planters, fresh from the greenhouse and ready for Mother’s Day. Prices start at $30. Reserve yours today, once they are gone, they’re gone.

RESTAURANTS

  1. WMOM interviewed Lindsay Holmes from Keeper’s Fish Shack. Watch the video to learn more about this new restaurant coming to Downtown Ludington.
  2. Chef John has made a beautiful table for you to enjoy take-out on. And there are more on the way.
  3. House of Flavors is offering free dine-in ice cream with any meal after 11am (through May 27).
  4. Ludington Bay Brewing won the Michigan Beer Drinker “Quarentine Madness 2.0 Poll” with the First Curve IPA. They are also running Pizza packs on week days. $20 gets you a pizza and a 6-pack to go… or 2 pints if you dine in.
  5. Sportsmans announced that Chili Dogs are back!
  6. Table 14 is taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch. Call 231-843-6555.
  7. The Alley Bar is open after nearly a year with the doors closed. Check out their menu. They are open Thurs/Fri/Sat.
  8. Sandbar has a few fence out front for their sidewalk cafe!
  9. HumaniTea has Coconut Macaroons back in the case!
  10. Kilwins Ludington is taking hand-dipped strawberry orders for Mother’s Day.
  11. Keeper’s Fish Shack posted an update about their renovation progress.

SERVICES

  1. Adora Studio of Hair showed us an amazing before and after as well as the new Olaplex intense moisture mask product they have in stock. They also posted a tutorial for how to use their online booking system. Make an appointment here.
  2. The Refinery is offering Mother’s Day specials including Dysport, fillers, gift cards, and products.
  3. West Shore Bank introduced us to their MoneyTracker software, which lets you see how you spend and find ways to save.. All you need is a WSB account and online banking set up.
  4. M. Wellness Fitness & Nutrition starts their full schedule May 3rd.

HAPPENINGS

THURSDAY – APR 29

  • Nat’l Zipper Day – need a new one put in? Tailor Shop can help with that!
  • SANDCASTLES // At Home Art Activity
  • Mariellen’s Hallmark // Spring Tote Sale // Thurs-Mon
    Save 20% off any regular priced in stock items you can fit in these XL canvas totes, which are just $6.99! Some exclusions may apply – see store for details.
  • NAUTICAL YARN // Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting // 1:00 PM
    These ZOOM sessions are great if you need a little help or if you want to knit or crochet and chat with others. Meeting ID: 872 3434 6080
  • Birthdays : Mike Payment (Sportsmans)

FRIDAY – APR 30

  • Nat’l Bubble Tea Day – Krave will be opening soon!
  • Nat’l Oatmeal Cookie Day – Chef John’s has you covered
  • Nat’l Hairstylist Appreciation Day – Thanks go out to all of our downtown salons.
  • SANDCASTLES :// Freaky Friday
  • LIBRARY // Family Fun Bags // Flower Theme// Curbside pickup 11am-3pm

SATURDAY – MAY 1

  • May Day
  • Kentucky Derby – go grab a mint julep downtown
  • National Fitness Day
  • National Asparagus Month – watch for those seasonal specials to start showing up
  • Port of Ludington Maritime Museum opens for the season // 50% off admission today only
    Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm
  • Cedar Chest // Bag Sale

SUNDAY – MAY 2

  • Nat’l Lemonade Day – grab a glass at HumaniTea

MONDAY – MAY 3

  • SANDCASTLES // Make At Home Snack
  • NAUTICAL YARN // Social Knit & Crochet Zoom Meeting // 6:00 PM
    These ZOOM sessions are great if you need a little help or if you want to knit or crochet and chat with others. Meeting ID: 872 3434 6080
  • Birthdays 

TUESDAY – MAY 4


WEDNESDAY – MAY 5

HIRING

Postings as of April 29, 2021

  1. Gordys – Apply
  2. Stearns Hotel – Apply
  3. Snyder’s Shoes – Apply
  4. My Sister’s Closet – Apply
  5. Ludington Bay – Apply
  6. Provisions – Apply at the store
  7. Ludington Paint & Glass – Learn More
  8. Ludington Pub – Apply
  9. The Mitten Bar – Learn More
  10. Brenda’s Harbor Cafe – Apply
  11. Todd & Brad Reed Photography – Apply
  12. Heirloom Construction – Apply
  13. Timber’s Bar & Grill – Apply
  14. Cafe 106 – Apply