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Sep 17

Bingo Pet Salon Caring for Pets Since 2011

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 2:20 PM by Sean Kammer

“Downtown Royal Oak is the perfect location for us. I love the diversity that Royal Oak has to offer. Not only in its people, but in the businesses and activities that go on within the city. Royal Oak is a progressive community, that is constantly growing and changing to fit the needs of a diverse population,” Said Brian Lane, owner of Bingo Pet Salon. Bingo Pet Salon is located at 108 W. Fourth Street, in Downtown Royal Oak. It has been in operation since 2011 and has been providing a service to the Royal Oak community, that is hard to find in the area. 

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Sep 07

The Oldest Brewery in Oakland County

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 2:32 PM by Sean Kammer

“When I saw the town as a guest in 1994, it felt like the downtowns where I was operating brewpubs in California. It had a great small-town feel with these great old buildings. It felt like a town that was up-and-coming. Was I right or what!” said Drew Ciora, founder and owner of the Royal Oak Brewery. Since that time, Ciora has become one of the kings of craft brewing in Michigan, having been an owner of Rochester Mills Brewing, and the Detroit Brewing Company. He got his start in Royal Oak. 

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Aug 30

Royal Oak's first whiskey distillery since prohibition.

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 4:32 PM by Sean Kammer


Motor City Gas is Royal Oak's first whiskey distillery since prohibition. When Rich Lockwood lost his corporate job during the recession, he and his wife Tonya decided to turn an obsessed hobby into a business. 

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