JACKSON COUNTY, MI – From a popular convenience store restaurant that will soon be on wheels to a family farm that has supplied sweet corn to the area since 1976, several businesses continue to make waves in Jackson County.
Here’s a look at some recent Jackson-area business stories that you might have missed.
The bacon double cheeseburger at Aggie Sports Bar is stacked high
Aggie’s Sports Bar in Napoleon offers basically anything you can think of when it comes to bar fare.
Crafted by cook and kitchen manager Tristan Pizana, Aggie’s tries to offer specials you won’t find on the everyday menu that go hand-in-hand with a good drink.
While there are many burgers on the menu, the bacon double cheeseburger is only served on special. This burger is stacked high with two patties, onion, bacon, cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard.
Decision to revoke permit for Skydive Tecumseh campground tabled to next meeting
Napoleon Township officials have tabled a decision to potentially revoke a conditional-use permit for a campground.
The consideration before the Napoleon Township Planning Commission at its Thursday, Aug. 24 meeting relates to alleged water and sewer violations by Skydive Tecumseh, 8607 Cady Road.
The vote to table the issue was unanimous and will give the township and business more time to communicate on the alleged violations before a decision is made, Township Attorney Richard Lindsey previously said.
The item will return to the Planning Commission at its 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 meeting at the township office, 6755 Brooklyn Road.
Runway Party Store’s Broaster chicken keeps people coming back for more
You can find a large variety of food at Runway Party Store, but the Broaster chicken takes the prize for bringing customers back.
Runway Party Store, located in Blackman Township, has been owned by Andy and Robin Burkhart for the last two years, but the store has been around for many years before that. Many changes have happened through the years, but one thing that remains consistent is customers’ love for its broasted chicken.
“It makes it so the juices stay inside the meat,” Andy said. “Ours has a kick to it. Not a spicy kick, but a nice, fresh taste to it.”
Strong family bond has kept Blossom Farms going in Concord since 1976
Blossom Farms has stayed true to its family roots of growing fresh produce since began in 1976.
The farm was started by Les and Patricia Blossom who moved from Jackson to Concord, bought a house and started to farm 56 acres on Homer Road, said Jason Blossom, their grandson and current farm co-owner.
Sweet corn was just a way for the family to bring in some extra money, but over the years it turned into a community favorite, Jason Blossom said.
“It was kind of a thing that we did as more of a hobby and it’s kind of exploded into more of a business for us,” he said.
Convenience-store eatery Flavorz will soon be on wheels in Jackson
Flavorz, which is inside Home Town Convenience at 1033 Cooper St., has been operating since 2022. While owner Rae Klavon is always looking to add to the business, a food truck was never an option she considered, she said.
However, while scrolling online, she stumbled across a six-foot-by-12-foot trailer for sale and decided to move forward with the expansion.
She got it wrapped in the Flavorz style of flames and bright colors by GT Wrap Co. and made an announcement on Facebook. Since then, the businesses has been receiving nonstop phone calls and messages from people asking for the truck to attend their events, she said.
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