2024 Celebrations

Homemade Happiness LLC Celebrates Grand Opening in Marquette, Michigan

January 22nd, 2024

Marquette, MI – The culinary scene in Marquette recently got a whole lot sweeter with the addition of Homemade Happiness LLC. The Lake Superior Community Partnership and Accelerate UP assisted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome this new bakery, marking a delicious addition to Marquette’s diverse array of pastry offerings.

As Valentine’s Day nears, Homemade Happiness LLC is sharing the love by offering an exclusive promotion – complimentary delivery or convenient pick-up options in Ishpeming, Negaunee, and Marquette, ensuring everyone can enjoy a taste of happiness.

Established by the passionate baker, Madelyn Perez, Homemade Happiness is not just a home bakery; it’s a testament to the joy of creating and sharing. “Baking and decorating, in particular, have always been my passions,” says Madelyn. “I’m excited to introduce another enticing cake option to our beloved community.”

Madelyn’s journey from a personal hobby to a flourishing local business commenced in 2023. Initially crafting delightful treats for family and friends, the demand quickly expanded beyond her circle. Driven by a mission to spread her baking love further, Homemade Happiness was created for those craving beautiful custom cupcakes, sugar cookies, and cakes.

The menu presents an array of six enticing cake flavors, nine frosting options, and five delectable fillings, offering endless combinations to cater to various tastes and celebrations. Madelyn’s unwavering dedication to quality and her artistic flair ensure that each creation is not only scrumptious but visually stunning.

Madelyn invites the community to connect and indulge in the sweetness at homemade.happiness906@gmail.com, homemadehappiness906.com, or on social media at facebook.com/homemadehappiness906 and on instagram.com/homemade.happiness906.

Grand Opening of Gravedoni’s Pizza in Negaunee

January 8th, 2024

Negaunee, MI – The Lake Superior Community Partnership assisted Gravedoni’s Pizza with a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening at 81 Croix Street in Negaunee. Gravedoni’s Pizza is a new pizzeria and takeout restaurant, owned and operated by Vince Gravedoni. Gravedoni worked in the kitchen at Pasquali’s for his father for the last fifteen years before deciding to branch out on his own.

Gravedoni’s Pizza prides itself on using fresh ingredients and preparing its food in-house, featuring homemade bread, cudighi sausage, sauces, and fresh deli meats sliced daily. In the spring, they plan to launch weekly specials, including slices during lunch, slushies in the summer, and more.

The pizzeria is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached by phone at (906) 475-6121. Patrons are encouraged to connect with them online at facebook.com/gravedonispizza for the latest announcements.

Grand Re-Opening of Rare Earth Goods Under New Ownership

January 2nd, 2024

Ishpeming, MI – The Lake Superior Community Partnership helped Rare Earth Goods, a beloved art and natural foods co-op located at 200 E Division Street in Ishpeming, MI, announce its grand re-opening under the new ownership of Esther Ruggles. The celebration took place on January 2, marking a new chapter for this community-focused establishment that has been open since 2012.

Esther Ruggles expressed her commitment to contributing to a more sustainable and community-based society through Rare Earth Goods and is actively seeking crafters and vendors to join its co-op community. The co-op will focus on offering zero waste, sustainable, local, and ethically sourced goods, and household items, as well as handcrafted jewelry, hats, scarves, and candles.

In an exciting development, Rare Earth Goods will now host Restorative Bodywork LLC within the same premises. Esther Ruggles is also a medical massage practitioner and will hold appointments for Restorative Bodywork LLC specializing in trigger point therapy. Appointments are available starting January 2 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with one evening slot at 6 p.m. More availability will follow when an additional storefront employee is hired. Online booking will soon be available for added convenience.

Rare Earth Goods will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting on January 3, and the attached cafe, Rare Earth Goods Cafe, owned by Dylan Larson, will continue its current hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about Rare Earth Goods or to book an appointment with Restorative Bodywork LLC, contact Esther Ruggles at (906) 485-5650 or follow them on Facebook.

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