Nine new reasons to shop on 9 Mile

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  1. Granma’s House of Pancakes – 17271 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe

1-granmas-house-of-pancakesGranma’s House of Pancakes is sporting a new look with fresh paint and a purple awning. This local diner made Detroit Metro Times’ “A smorgasbord of better breakfast joints in metro Detroit” list and was also featured in Macomb Now Magazine. This small diner packs a big menu with crepes, blintzes, omelets and, of course, pancakes as well as many sandwiches, burgers and lunch items.

 

  1. Detroit Wing Company – 17535 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe

2-detroit-wing-company2According to their Facebook page, Detroit Wing Company (DWC) served nearly 500,000 wings to more than 42,000 customers in their first six months – not a bad start! This new restaurant has completely remodeled their building, installing a kitchen, front counter, small dining area and modern window overhangs as well as trimming the interior with warm wood walls. DWC specializes in wings slathered in your choice of 16 original sauces made from scratch. Mac and cheese, poutine and cornbread muffins are just some of their mouth-watering sides. In the past few months, owner and chef Gus Malliaras shared cooking tips and recipes on Local 4 News, Fox 2 and WXYZ Detroit.

 

  1. Audio Café Recording Studio – 17954 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe

3-audio-cafeThe unassuming exterior of Audio Café Recording Studio makes the state-of-the-art interior even more impressive. Designed from the ground up, many improvements have been made over the years, the latest of which is brand-new flooring to improve the acoustics for better sound quality while recording. Audio Café features a control room, live room where instruments are recorded, isolation booth for vocals and lounge area with amenities to keep you and your bandmates comfortable for hours of recording. They also record a significant amount of voice-over work. Did you know Catelynn Lowell from MTV’s Teen Mom has recorded here?

 

  1. Stingray Bay – 17800 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe

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Stingray Bay is a treat for any aquatic hobbyist. With new stock arriving weekly, they boast an impressive selection of saltwater and freshwater creatures including star fish, crabs, frogs, sea urchins, sea anemone, coral, fish of every kind and even stingrays! They also carry tanks, filters, pet food and everything you need to set up and maintain your aquarium. They renovated the building this past winter, replacing windows, adding new flooring and building out a new nautical-themed counter.

 

  1. Milestone Grill – 17831 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe

5-milestone-grillIn 2011, Legends was destroyed by a fire, and after several years of anticipation and curiosity, Milestone Grill finally emerged. This brand-new building is beautiful inside and out. It features stone columns, large windows with chic black awnings, rich wood paneling and an impressive bar. Whether you’re dining out with the family, enjoying a craft beer and game with friends or ordering signature cocktails for a fun night out, Milestone Grill is worth stopping in! And if you do, you’ll be in good company. Former President Bill Clinton stopped for a visit last March while on his wife’s campaign trail.

 

  1. DeRonne True Value Hardware – 18561 E. 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe

6-deronneAfter a retail space adjoining DeRonne True Value Hardware became available, it didn’t take long for the business to expand. Not only does DeRonne carry something for all of your home project needs, this locally-owned small business is also renowned for their excellent service and knowledgeable staff. If you have a question, they know where to point you!

 

  1. Syphus Training – 20012 E. 9 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores

7-syphus-trainingSt. Clair Shores is home to a new Syphus Training facility. This special type of fitness regimen keeps you on your toes with new workout challenges every time you go. As physical tasks are achieved, they are tracked and tabulated so you can follow your progress and compete against others for top scores. Group classes go at each individual’s own pace, creating a team atmosphere perfect for beginners and professional athletes alike.

 

  1. Roy O’Brien Ford – 22201 9 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores

8-roy-obrien-fordRoy O’Brien Ford is celebrating 70 years in the community with substantial renovations. According to a C&G News article, updates to the building will be completed in phases and include a partial demolition, service department expansion, more parking, adding a second story to the façade, bike racks to accommodate Nautical Ride participants and a historical marker. Lighting upgrades have already been made, saving the company in energy consumption and utilities while simultaneously giving the cars a beautiful sparkle.

 

  1. Kroger Gas Station – 23717 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores

9-kroger-gas-stationThe next time you’re in the area and find your car on empty, check out the new Kroger gas station. The site was completely redeveloped, resurfaced and features brand-new pumps, convenience store and kiosk. With entrances off of 9 Mile and Jefferson, it’s a clean and convenient option for filling up your tank.

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You Wanna Pizza Me?

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One of the newest businesses in Eastpointe is Pizza Me. Though only three months old, this pizza place is starting to grow its clientele and already has quite a few regulars. Whether you are looking for a quick slice on the go, a classic cheese and pepperoni or a unique specialty pizza, this place has you covered.

Pizza Me is owned and operated by veteran and first-time business owner Will Francis. He served in the army for seven years and spent a year and a half in Iraq as an airborne infantryman—yes, that means jumping out of airplanes. He always dreamed of owning his own business, and when he was able to save enough money while deployed overseas, he came home and made his dream a reality.

While searching for a space, Francis realized Eastpointe offered a competitive affordability that made financial sense for his new business venture. He eventually settled on a storefront located on the south side of Nine Mile Road, between Gratiot and Kelly.

When asked what he enjoys most about running his own business, Francis says it is the flexibility. From following orders to calling all the shots, this veteran is certainly having fun along the way. He designed the logo for Pizza Me by turning an image of a friend’s face into a cartoon pizza. Francis has also customized his own menu and hours and makes pizza the way he thinks it ought to be made.

The dough is made from scratch daily, and all of the cheese is hand grated from blocks. Only the freshest ingredients are used. In this tiny shop, the kitchen is open, and if so inclined, you can watch your pizza being handcrafted.

The specialty pizzas are anything but ordinary. The Taco Pizza (ground beef, onion, cheddar, taco sauce, lettuce and tomato with a drizzle of sour cream) and the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza (cheddar, bacon, ground beef, fries, pickles, onions, pizza sauce, and drizzled with ranch) are two of Pizza Me’s most popular pies. Not quite ready for French fries and pickles on your pizza? They also offer regular pizzas with flavored crusts, cheese bread, subs, salads, pasta, and wings.

With high quality ingredients, innovative combinations, hard work and a great attitude, Pizza Me is off to a great start. So the next time you are debating between tacos or pizza, why not pick both and see what Pizza Me has to offer?

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16936 E. Nine Mile Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021 586-541-8675

Pizza Me Menu

Hours
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday noon to 10 p.m.