From retro décor, to old-school records lining the walls, the Groovy Donut shop enters its third year in business while continuing to strengthen customer relations and their reputation for their distinct brand of freshly baked donuts. Groovy Donuts manager Rachel Craner said since being established in 2015, Groovy Donuts has found success through strengthening their relationship with regular customers. “Most of the employees here are from Williamston, which helps with knowing familiar faces that come in,” Craner said. “Our success relies heavily on our regulars. Some come in every week for a dozen donuts, and others come in every morning for a donut and a coffee, but either way we find ways to strengthen those relationships.”
According to Craner, Groovy Donuts finds success through promotions and their ability to produce fresh and unique products.
Firefighters served up more than food Oct. 10 at the sixth annual pancake breakfast and open house at the fire station at 1296 W. Grand River Ave. The event’s purpose was to teach about fire prevention as part of national fire prevention week. It also raised money for the Williamston Firemen’s Association, said Tony Worth, president of the group. The money buys new equipment for the department and is donated to organizations such as the food bank.
In celebration of fire prevention week, the Williamston Firemen’s Association is hosting the 6th annual pancake breakfast and open house on Saturday, Oct. 10. Between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., members of the association will serve all-you-can-eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, orange juice, milk and coffee at the NIESA/Williamston Fire Station, 1296 W. Grand River Ave. “It’s a fundraiser for the association, (which) uses it to buy equipment for the department,” said Capt. Scott Cochrane. “We also give money to local charities like the food bank.”
Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12 or $20 per family.
By: Kary Askew
El Oasis, a food truck became a huge hit for locals who rated it number one in the local Mexican food category on urbanspoon.com. Its colorfully painted exterior is hard to miss on the drive down Michigan Avenue and is a quick stop for those hungry and on-the-go. El Oasis serves a number of authentic Mexican foods–and fast.
Pablo’s Panaderia, famous for their “tortas,” a Mexican-style sandwich made of bread, onion, avocado, tomato, jalepeño and cheese, is a popular restaurant on the map of Old Town. Pablo’s, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a colorful little place to grab a bite to eat.
Located at 2659 E. Michigan Ave. is Theio’s Restaurant. With low prices, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour service and breakfast all day, it appeals to many different customers. The dim yet warm lighting in the main restaurant area gives the place a cozy feeling. Theio’s Restaurant also offers an indoor patio where guests can sit all year round. The walls are covered with Michigan memorabilia such as license plates, street signs and Michigan State logos.