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Pounding the pavement

July 20, 2011

It has been a long (LONG) time in the making, but downtown Lake Orion is looking good. After months of tore up streets, sidewalks and lights; after all the dust, pounding, crumbling and grumbling, the Streetscape Project is wrapping up.

It is time to party!

During construction, the business district suffered most with the loss of paying customers. It is time to help our brothers and sisters get back on their financial feet.

The entire staff of the Lake Orion Review (at 5 S. Broadway Street since the year 1905) has endured the construction as long as any business in town, and we now want to help celebrate and welcome back people to town, proper.

Its our plan to publish a special section on August 10 called, Open For Business! With a press run of 20,000, it will be published in The Review also be delivered to every address handled by the Lake Orion Post office!

We hope to coordinate a grand reopening of downtown/ribbon cutting event on August 17 -- before Lake Orion Schools' downtown pep rally, also slated for that evening.

Every downtown business will be contacted in person. Our sales team of ad director Eric Lewis and representatives Debbie Denton, Chris Hoard and Jim Misner will canvas downtown tomorrow (Thursday) morning, July 21, from 10 to noon.

As we hope to give EVERY business equal opportunity to invite the community back to town, every downtown business who has suffered will be offered quarter page ads for only $100.

This section will be a great way to invite new and old customers downtown, a great way to thank all those who continued to support your business during all the dust and confusion -- a great time to offer a great deal!

If you cannot wait for our a member of our staff to walk in your front door on Thursday, July 21 from 10 to noon -- contact Eric Lewis to reserve your ad space. Call 248-628-4801 or e-mail