"We have created a 'store within a store' to feature Michigan-made favorites that offer consumers great value," said Mark Anusbigian, president of the family-owned gourmet grocer. "Our new Cherished store is well stocked with Michigan munchies and showcases how much we have to be proud of in Michigan."
Visitors to the Grand Opening will be treated to free hot dogs compliments of Dearborn Sausage Company, free ice cream compliments of Michigan's Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Company, free Better Made potato chips, and samples of other unique Michigan products from salsas to cherry sodas.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to enter a free drawing to win great prizes including free passes for a family of four to visit The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village; two Detroit Tiger baseball tickets, compliments of Comcast, to watch the Tigers play the Blue Jays; two tickets to attend the musical "Grease" at the Fisher Theatre, compliments of WOW!; a family four-pack to attend Cedar Point, provided by WDIV TV; and more. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. concluding Saturday's Grand Opening, and entrants do not need to be present to win.
According to Anusbigian, the Berkley market was selected as the site of the Cherished store because of the space available in its unique conservatory that was added during the store's renovation in 2006.