Shopping for Father’s Day can be a challenge. Not necessarily because Dad is picky but because it can be a struggle to find a gift that isn’t a traditional tie, set of golf balls, etc. The State Street Corridor is home to some creative examples of Father’s Day gifts and we’re going to highlight some different options here over the next few days.
One great option for a gift is a construction project where you do the actual hard labor. Stone Quest is located at 6245 State Street. They offer materials and services ranging from mulch to materials for paver patios, stone outcroppings, outdoor kitchens and fire pits. They have a large selection of decorative stone with 31 different kinds from 15 states and 3 countries. In addition to the decorative stone they offer 13 different mulches, a number of different wall and paver suppliers in addition to natural stone. If you’re thinking of a fire pit gift for dad, click here to see more information.
A unique and exciting feature that Stone Quest offers is the ability to learn how to install their products. There are two upcoming seminars to learn how to install paver and wall systems, June 11 (Tuesday) from 6 to 7 p.m. and June 22 (Saturday) from 3 to 4 p.m. All seminars are at Stone Quest and last about 1 hour. Pre-registration is required, and spots are limited so please call 989-791-2281 to reserve your spot. Stone Quest is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Stone Quest is currently running a special promotion where you can be entered to win a $200 certificate toward Oaks Pavers and Wall Block. All you need to do is like their Facebook Page. The promotion runs through June 15th.
You know, this is one of those holidays that never changes. It’s the same time each year. Don’t wait until Saturday night to think about Sunday morning. There are dozens of opportunities along State Street to shop for your mom (and, if you want to be ahead of the game, your pop too). If you’re looking for a creative option and a gift that will provide a lasting memory, consider a professional photograph. Hick’s Studio is one of the oldest storefronts in the area specializing in photography.
The studio is home to some of the finest photographers, many of them certified professional photographers with the PPA. Throughout the months of May and June, the studio is featuring Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me portrait specials, which make a great remembrance gift for any mom or dad. You can view their poses and portrait packages at www.hicksstudios.com, or call (989)-792-1171 to schedule a session.
If jewelry is a potential gift for mom this Mother’s Day (or if you’re that organized to think ahead that far – for Father’s Day) then the State Street Corridor has two great, unique options.
Magma Gems, located at 1975 Midland Road, is one of the leading destinations in the area for custom made fine jewelry. They offer a wide selection of pendants, family jewelry, rings, and bracelets, and more. Their exquisite collection includes many “one of a kind” selections as well, any of which could make the perfect gift for your mom or dad. Stop by any time or give them a call at (989)-792-7077, or visit their website www.magmagems.com.
Billmeier Jewelers at 5110 State Street is an excellent location to find a gift for mom or dad. Featured this month is a new line of watches from Kenneth Cole for both men and women. The store also carries a great selection of giftware, glassware, and picture frames. Don’t forget to check out their featured half-off sale jewelry. They can be reached at (989)-793-3703, email@example.com, or through their Facebook page facebook.com/billmeierjeweler.
Last night we had our initial meeting to discuss potential changes to zoning on State Street. While we had a decent turnout, we are hoping that you will attend the next meeting. Our first meeting focused on the basics of zoning: what it is, why we have it, and what happens when zoning goes wrong. We also had a discussion of what the purpose of a new or revized zoning district would be on State Street. We asked, “What do you want to see?”
Here’s what we came up with:
Our next meeting is scheduled for May 15 at 5:30. Please try to make it.
Childhood is a short season. ~Helen Hayes
What better way to tell your mom how much you appreciate her, than to show her with a personalized scrapbook? Located in Green Acres Plaza on State Street, Scrapbook Peddler is best known for its scrapbook page and card kits. The store holds several classes and workshops on select weekends, including Saturday Make & Takes from 11am to 2pm. Designer Linda Neff will be in-store for National Scrapbook Day on May 4th, with many special sales being offered to celebrate the event. They can be reached at (989)-497-2767 or on scrapbookpeddler.com.
Ask moms the last time they purchased something just for themselves, and most would probably have to think a while. As a mom it’s easier to put the needs and wants of your children before your own. Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to splurge a little. X-treme Salon and Spa, located in the Green Acres Plaza, is hosting a mother’s day special.
X-treme Salon & Spa, run by owner and master stylist Correna Bradford, is situated in Green Acres Plaza. The salon offers a variety of great services, including haircuts, massages, facials, waxing, manicures/pedicures, and many more. For a surprise event, you could even arrange to go with your mom for pedicures or manicures – or maybe it’s a great way to involve the grandkids in her Mother’s Day Gift. They are also holding several specials throughout the months of April and May. This could be the perfect gift to celebrate Mother’s day with. You can find more information on their Facebook page or by calling (989)-791-9700.
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb
Don’t waste this opportunity to find something special for your mother this Mother’s Day. The State Street Corridor is filled with opportunities to pick up a gift LOCALLY. For the next 15 days we will share a variety of gift options. First up for your consideration – something a little traditional – Stroebel’s. Stroebel’s is located in Green Acres Plaza at 4618 State Street. Stroebel’s has a wide range of gift options from jewerly, glassware, handbags to figurines. Gift ideas include Troll and Camilla Beads, Habersham wickless candles, and anything from their beautiful selection of glassware. To make your purchase easier, they are currently hosting a 35th Anniversary Sale until Sunday April 28, 2013. For more information you can visit http://www.stroebelsofsaginaw.com or call 989-792-4131.
Once a year we are given an opportunity to show our appreciation, gratitude and love for those who helped raise us. This year, we invite you to take these holidays as an opportunity to really explore the gift options that may literally be in your backyard. The State Street Corridor offers amazing and diverse opportunities for gifting. During the next several weeks we will serve as your personal shopping concierge and you will have no excuse for not giving a memorable and fantastic gift. Do you have suggestions for a great, unique and State Street centered gift? Let us know by commenting here.
As part of the development plan process, the State Street Corridor Improvement District officially received transfer of the Recreate State domain last week. We are going to focus the next few weeks on updating and adding to this blog.
Our goal is for this site to be your driving force for information along State Street. We don’t just want to limit it to shopping and dining. State Street is much more than that. We want this site to be a place people can access information, share their thoughts and ideas and get – and stay – involved. If you have ideas or thoughts you’d like to share please let us know. Stay tuned for more updates.
The CIA Board Planning Session is being held on Tuesday, September 11th at 11 am. The purpose of the meeting is to specifically discuss a framework for future business district revitalization. The intent of the Board Planning Session is to review past projects, discuss and bundle future CIA activities, programs, and projects into a work plan that the CIA can use to guide the preparation of the Corridor Development Plan. At this meeting the recommendations of the other community plans will be discussed for incorporation.
To prepare for this meeting, BRI staff conducted the following:
- A tour of the State Street corridor with the Board or designated group of board members to assess existing conditions.
- A workshop with CIA district business and property owners to solicit input and ideas on projects and programs, and discuss the conditions along State Street. This meeting was open to the public and facilitated by Beckett & Raeder.
- Compilation of this information for review by the CIA Board as part of the Strategic Planning Session.
Stay tuned for results of the CIA Board Planning Session!