Small Business Spotlight: Trader’s Point Creamery

Small Business Spotlight: Trader’s Point Creamery

“Fresh. Simple. Organic.” is their slogan, and we can’t think of a better way to describe Trader’s Point Creamery! This small business sits about 50 miles outside of Greater Lafayette, IN, but we want you to know about it for your next day trip adventure. Take a literally step onto the farm for a weekend brunch, date night, or as a destination for your next major event. This versatile, comfortable and cozy wide open space serves their crowd in many ways. All about the small scale and perfecting the small batch, heart and soul goes into every product created by Trader’s Point Creamery. As we describe the offerings of their farm, know that these are top of their class in origin, process, and presentation. Expect finely tuned recipes, detail from the aged cheeses to the milkshakes to the chairs you sit in, and friendly, smiling faces that make the experience complete. In an effort to adequately describe the space and products, we’ll use some information directly from the Trader’s Point Creamery Website. The Loft: Restaurant “At Traders Point Creamery, we believe that food has a story. As a farm-to-table restaurant with organic and sustainable sourcing, we follow our food from the pasture to the plate to ensure that you can trust its sources. We believe that the finest dishes begin with fresh ingredients. Some ingredients travel only a short distance from our land to our kitchen, while many others come from local sustainable farms that we cultivate relationships with.Our rotating menu reflects our dedication to raising and serving food in harmony with the land. Featured dishes rotate with seasonal changes...
Small Business Spotlight: Trinity Life Ministry

Small Business Spotlight: Trinity Life Ministry

Have you cleaned out your house during quarantine, and now you need a place to drop it off? Next time you’re organizing or decluttering, consider Trinity Life Ministry. This multifaceted organization collects gently used clothing, furniture, household items, books, and more at their thrift store. It then gives 100% of profit to turn around and pour directly back into the Greater Lafayette, IN community. It serves our community through a “12-month residential life transforming service to men eighteen years of age and older.” “Founded in 1985 as ‘Trinity House,’ we operated as a homeless facility for those who wished to live in a semi-structured environment to help establish order and provide a stepping stone. Alcohol and drug addiction were prevalent and, in most cases, were the primary element in homelessness. In response, a Christ-centered addiction curriculum was developed and implemented… In addition to the men’s residential program, we offer a weekly family ministry where we work with children, wives, parents, and other family members of those in our care. We believe there are hope and healing available for the entire family.” Trinity Life Ministry’s Mission Statement and Vision “Trinity Life Ministry exists for the purpose of restoring men’s lives through the power of Jesus Christ. We pledge to exhibit the loving grace of Jesus Christ to every person in need.” Items Accepted at Trinity Life Ministry’s Thrift Store “Clothing –men’s, women’s, children’s, accessoriesFootwear –shoes, and bootsOuterwear –coats, hats, scarves, glovesHousewares –dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps, working small appliancesKnickknacksFurniture – dressers, tables, chairs, sofasDomestics –curtains, linen, bedspreads, blankets, etc.Sporting goodsBicyclesComputer equipmentAppliances –washers, dryers, refrigerators, cook stoves, window air conditionersGames and toysPower toolsLawn tools and...
Small Business Spotlight: Folie Kitchen & Lounge

Small Business Spotlight: Folie Kitchen & Lounge

Open since 2017, Folie Restaurant and Lounge gives Lafayette, IN something different. A French inspired New-American cuisine offers beautiful, artistic dishes that catch your eye, but flavors that also treat your taste buds to a serious delight. (See what’s on the menu below!) Folie Kitchen and Lounge is a restaurant that’s still open during our stay at home order. We urge everyone to continue practicing social distance, but we also want to encourage you to continue supporting local businesses if you can. If you’re looking for a fun, stay-in date night, or a themed dinner that’s fancy-pants, this will be your stop! Folie Kitchen and Lounge Menu Popular dishes (according to Yelp) include Lamb’s steak, Pork Tenderloin, Fried Oysters, Duck Breast, and Lobster Salad. Click here to see a picture of what’s available on the menu during this time! Daily specials fill up Folie’s Instagram, and trust us, you want to check out those pictures. Specialty dishes only have a select number available for the day. Folie is a fine dining establishment with a full bar and an extensive wine list. During normal business hours, and when social distancing is lifted, Folie accommodates private events. So, contact them for your next business event, graduation party, or retirement celebration! This small business is locally owned and operated, and they also locally source the product they can! Folie’s atmosphere is elegant and inviting. Date night will woo and wow at this gourmet dining experience. Private seating gives intimacy, so you can focus on each other. You won’t go wrong here. You’re welcome! Folie Kitchen & Lounge Hours, Location, and Reviews Folie...
Small Business Spotlight: Big League Sports Bar & Grill

Small Business Spotlight: Big League Sports Bar & Grill

There are a number of local restaurants open around Greater Lafayette, IN during the stay at home order. We urge everyone to continue practicing social distance, but we also want to encourage you to continue supporting local businesses if you can. Big League Sports Bar and Grill one place you can start! It is open and even has its extended hours. So, if you find yourself in a late night craving for some fried delicious-ness, this is going to be the place for you. Dive with us into the menu Big League has to offer! Big League Sports Bar and Grill Menu First of all, be sure to check out their daily specials on their Facebook page. These are killer deals such as $0.50 wings and an entire meal of Gourmet Mac & Cheese for $5.99. Second, the entire menu is obtainable for carryout during the stay at home order. The menu includes nachos, fried avocado, tacos, Reuben sandwiches + Reuben dogs, signature burgers, and so much more. Click here to see the entire menu! Third, bottled beer and wine are also available for carry out from this establishment. Complete your meal with a cold one. Click here to see your variety of choices! Finally, if anything, gift cards are also available during this time. These purchases help continually support these local businesses during slower days. Businesses like this are what we’re all about here in the United States – the American Dream, and this is one way you can help keep the dream alive! Big League Sports Bar & Grill Hours, Location, and Review Big League is open...
Small Business Spotlight: Mulhaupts, Inc.

Small Business Spotlight: Mulhaupts, Inc.

This Downtown Lafayette, IN business services our community in one of the most necessary aspects of life: security. With small beginnings, Mulhaupts started as a locksmith in 1876, and continues to serve our area with this service today! Mulhaupts, thankfully, now has expanded their specialty into so much more! After reading this blog, you’ll know right where to go if you need anything related to electronic security or monitoring, doors or frames or hardware, overhead doors, keys or locks or safes, or hollow metal fabricating. Here are all the details on each service from their Mulhaupts’ website. Electronic Security or Monitoring “Did you know you’re three times less likely to be burglarized when you install a security and entry access monitoring system? Mulhaupts can help you protect your home or business, as well as assist with company-wide access control and monitoring, with keyless entry, security systems, video surveillance, and more. Click on each word to learn more about electronic security for homes, contractors, or businesses.” Doors, Frames, and Hardware “Mulhaupts’ professionals can assist with providing the best door and opening solutions for your next commercial project. Whether you need a door replaced or repaired, or you’re looking for a comprehensive door hardware partner, we can help. We have certified staff who can assist with ADA compliance and meeting specific industry code standards. Click on each word to view more information for contractors or businesses.” Overhead Doors “Our certified Overhead Door technicians can help you fix, replace, and install a genuine, original Overhead Door. You can even custom design or review your options by stopping by or visiting our online ‘Design Your...
Small Business Spotlight: East End Grill

Small Business Spotlight: East End Grill

Check out this cozy, trendy and vibrant downtown Lafayette, IN serving up some pretty amazing food and hand crafted cocktails! You are invited for game night (BOILER UP!), date night, girl’s night, lunch with a friend, or a family dinner. Sit at the bar, on the patio, in the dining room, or reserve the private room for your special event (for up to 20 guests). American style classics fill the menu (see below), and with a full bar, craft beer selection, and wine list, there is not much more you can ask for in a Downtown Lafayette, IN establishment. We think it’s just the perfect combination! Their Facebook page state this: “East End Grill merges classic steakhouse dishes with innovative bistro style. The menu combines simple yet hearty fare ranging from chopped salads, to burgers & sandwiches and the best steaks and seafood available.” For practical application to those ideals, click here to view lunch, dinner, wine, beer, and whiskey menus! With on site chefs forming these creations, there are seasonal additions all the time. Click here to view the Facebook Page to keep up to date on all the goodies! Ground braking across the street from East End Grill gives us hope on the horizon for the Ripple and Company. Keep your eyes open for this innovative Downtown Lafayette, IN restaurant addition! Here’s the concept: “The first floor looks to satisfy a need for a fast casual, counter-service concept that will serve roasted & smoked meats, family-style side items and draft beer & draft cocktails. All of this will be available in to-go & large group catering offerings for...