Tuesday, February 26, 2008

BIGGBY COFFEE -- Clinton Township

Good Morning,

I meant to tell you, while I was on the road yesterday I got a phone call from Ahmed who owns store #218 on Hayes Road in Clinton Township. He is a very dynamic person that has not let much in life get in his way, and like many of our operators he has this positive energy....that just radiates out of him. Anway he has been struggling with the local township because he turned an ugly cinder block wall on his outdoor patio into a mural.... watch the Detroit Fox News story.... http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=C28BBA35B836BDF465B1E2AD4F6713E3?contentId=5846306&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

He used local artists from a nearby school and they have really took ownership of the project...but the township wants to fine him a $1,000 or put him in jail. A little extreme don't you think? Especially in a State with a faltering economy, and many business struggling to stay open. This has been typical in many parts of this State, where we face economicly burdensome rules and regulations (not laws) on our stores....It strikes me that not everybody in local goverment has figured out yet that the 'gravy train' we call the auto industry has 'left the station'...and the rest of us just can't live under the old ways of doing things...it looks like the auto industry couldn't either. Well enough preaching....if you get a chance stop by Ahmeds store it's located at 40740 Hayes in Clinton Township and show him some support, he deserves it!

4 comments:

Ell said...

I can't believe that Clinton township would be so petty about the mural, which is shaping up to be a really cool piece of art! Clinton Township officials should be greatful that such a place as Biggby Coffee came to the city, and is bringing tax dollars to the city! I live in Eastpointe, but have lots of friends in Sterling Heights and Clinton Township, and we often go to this Coffee Shop. Everyone at the shop is always upbeat, and super nice...I can't believe anyone would "rock the boat" over there...Shouldn't the officials over there in Clinton Township be "frying bigger fish"??? I mean seriously!!!

Praet-Bell said...

This is my favorite location! They really super nice all the time. I agree with the previous comment, Clinton Twp. should find something better to do with their time - like fix all the pot holes!

much2coffee4me said...

I already emailed my comments regarding the citation of the Biggby Coffee Shop to the offices of Clinton Township, MI regarding the mural.

I enjoy going to Biggby Coffee shop and as the another reader said, "it is bringing tax dollars to the city".

Hopefully this matter will be settled in a better way than the two options given.

Bob Fish said...

Hey all, thanks for the support I'll make sure to have the owner of the store check this site...He deserves the best!