Lake Orion DDA unveils crowdfunding campaign to aid businesses during the pandemic

By Megan Kelley Review Writer On May 12, the Downtown Development Authority board met virtually for their regularly scheduled meeting, with Executive Director Molly LaLone introducing several new campaigns and event changes. One of the more notable campaign’s was the Patronicity Business Assistance Crowdfunding Campaign, which launched the following day. This campaign will expand the […]

Oat Soda opens ‘quietly’ in downtown LO

Oat Soda opens ‘quietly’ in downtown LO

By Jim Newell Review Editor Turn the lock on the door, flick the switch on the sign, and just wait and see who notices. Oat Soda owners Jason Peltier and Danny Fox had planned on a “quiet” opening for their new restaurant on Friday evening, but that quiet turnkey opening quickly turned into a packed […]

Lakes Community Credit Union merges with BBCU

By Jim Newell Review Editor Lakes Community Credit Union in Lake Orion is joining with Birmingham Bloomfield and Metro North credit unions. The Lakes Community Credit Union members voted Jan. 11 in support of the merger, which becomes effective Feb. 1. “We are excited for the direction the credit union is heading. This expansion is […]

Pushna yoga studio opens in Canterbury Village

Pushna yoga studio opens in Canterbury  Village

By Mia Allen Review Contributing Writer Join Pushna Wellness, a new yoga studio located in the “Pink House” in Canturbury Village as they celebrate it’s grand opening on Thursday, January 23 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. The Pushna Wellness Crew will be celebrating thier Grand Opening with city officials and fellow community members for this […]

Another four-story building could be coming to downtown Lake Orion

Another four-story building could be coming to downtown Lake Orion

By Jim Newell Review Editor Developer Jeff Schmitz has found a niche in Lake Orion and is proposing to bring another four-story development to the downtown. Now, Schmitz, owner and president of JS Capitol, and village officials want to get feedback from residents about the proposed project, which would be built at 44 Flint St. […]

LOHS DECA seeking prospective judges

Lake Orion High School will again be hosting the Michigan DECA, District 7 Competition on Jan. 11 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are needed to act as judges in order to ensure the event runs smoothly. DECA is a high school vocational organization that was established for students who […]

Anita’s Kitchen opens in downtown Lake Orion

Anita’s Kitchen opens in downtown Lake Orion

Anita’s Kitchen open for dinner, lunch starting on Monday By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Orion area has been eagerly awaiting the opening of Anita’s Kitchen in downtown Lake Orion, and the wait to dine on the restaurant’s Mediterranean cuisine is nearly over. Anita’s Kitchen Lebanese Cafe is now open to the public starting at […]

120 S. Broadway celebrates grand opening in downtown Lake Orion

120 S. Broadway celebrates grand opening in downtown Lake Orion

By Megan Kelley Review Writer 120 S. Broadway is officially open for business in downtown Lake Orion. The ribbon cutting for 120 S. Broadway took place on Dec. 5 with friends and family of property owner Jeff Schmitz filling bar/restaurant Bitter Tom’s for a first look at the completed projects. Construction on the four-story mixed-use […]

Orion Area Chamber of Commerce honors Impact Award winners

Orion Area Chamber of Commerce honors Impact Award winners

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Orion Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Impact Awards on Thursday, honoring those chamber members who have made a significant impact in the community or in their business development over the past year. The chamber honored Dr. Joe Mastromatteo with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts in […]

Shop Small Saturday another success for downtown businesses

Shop Small Saturday another success for downtown businesses

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Downtown Lake Orion was abuzz with activity on Saturday with excited shoppers taking part in Shop Small Saturday. “We had somewhere between 150 and 200 people come to our booth,” said Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator NJani Payne “We gave out about 130 of our Passport Contests” Not only were […]