news March 2012

March 1, 2012
Sir Pizza and Grand Café has evolved into an eclectic, cozy spot perfect for grabbing lunch, hosting a meeting, enjoying live music and more. The restaurant offers pizza, breadsticks, pasta, salad, subs, and featured dinner items as well as beer, wine and liquor.
March 1, 2012
With summer just around the corner, we are getting ready for the greatest season of all... festival season! At the office we are busy preparing for what is sure to be an outstanding summer and want to remind you of one of the great benefits of being an Old Town Commercial Association member: festival ticket discounts.
March 1, 2012
Though winter has been seemingly spring-like, here in Old Town we are anxiously awaiting the green buds on trees, and most importantly our Farmer's Market! The market has much to offer its vendors and attendees, and we are looking forward to the upcoming season. We are currently accepting applications from farmers providing homegrown food. We are committed to creating a vibrant, eclectic market and we want you to be involved. A market cannot be successful without a community that supports it.
March 1, 2012
Save the date, Old Town's Taste & Tour is back! April 14 from noon until 5 PM, businesses will open their doors for an afternoon of exploring what Old Town has to offer. Sample food from local restaurants, explore boutiques, and even tour the lofts.
March 1, 2012
Try Your Luck in Old Town this St. Patrick's Day. With delicious eats and excellent drink specials, Old Town is a great place to enjoy your St. Patty's day celebration. Cravings popcorn will feature delicious St. Patrick's Day popcorn treats. Sir Pizza & Grand Café will have green beer and will offer drink specials. They will also serve pesto pizza - keeping with the holiday tradition of all things green.  
March 1, 2012
Gallery 1212 Cork & Canvas Join us for "Cork & Canvas"- on the first and the third Friday of each month. Bring a date, spouse or friend & your favorite beverage ('that's where cork comes in') and we provide everything else ('canvas -and all supplies').  Under the step-by-step instruction of one of our instructors, you will be guided through the painting process creating your very own piece of art! $25 - per person.  Call 517-999-1212 to reserve your spot.
March 1, 2012
Chamberlin Photography / SmarterPics is our newest photography service here in Old Town. They are located at 511 E. Grand River across from the Temple Building and Diner. Owner Mark Chamberlin is also a resident of On The Grand condos on Turner St. He brings over 30 years of experience in photography to Old Town. In addition to a full range of photography services SmarterPics offers photography classes.
March 1, 2012
If you need a little pep in your step, what better way to start off the day then Artie’s Filling Station? Their drive thru is conveniently located on the corner of Grand River and Capital in Old Town. Artie’s provides outstanding specialty coffee and food right to the window of your car. Each cup of coffee is made to perfection with quality raw ingredients.
March 1, 2012
OTCA is pleased to announce the recent hire of Danielle Cooke to the position of Communications Director.
March 1, 2012
Old Town Commercial Association is composed of many different groups that work together to make Old Town a vibrant and dynamic downtown district.  One group  essential to this mission is our Board of Directors. We are excited to announce our 2012 Board of Directors: