REOPENING

Dearest Patrons, We have some good news and some bad news. GOOD NEWS: We’ll be reopening tomorrow, Monday August 23rd at 7:30 a.m. BAD NEWS: Because we’re down a few folks who need to get tested and are therefore quarantined currently, we’ll be closing early, at 3:00 p.m. for the next few days. There’s a […]

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Winds of Change

Dare I say, “Gail” force winds?! You probably don’t know Gail MacBeth, but she has been an integral behind-the-scenes player at the Raven who’s been with the company since its inception in 2002… that’s right, she has been with the Raven for almost 20 years! She even survived the Jerry days (bless her patient soul). […]

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Stroll With Your Alcohol

Today the Raven was approved to sell alcohol that can be consumed in the confines of our newly licensed social district (see map)! *Here are the details: Permitted drinks must be purchased from a licensed downtown bar/restaurant. Currently it’s just the Raven, but many others have applied and their licenses are coming down the pipeline […]

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20 Unique Places to Visit in Michigan

Renowned for its great lakes, enchanting forests and sugar-sand beaches, Michigan is a nature enthusiast’s paradise. Indeed, the state’s richly diverse natural landscapes are matched only by the dozens of vibrant, eclectic towns and cities that can be found here, each one exuding their own inimitable charm, character and appeal… READ MORE @ TRAVELMAG.COM

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Do you ship your Chai?

Usual answer, “No, not really.” Current answer, “YES, due to the pandemic and demand we will ship it for a limited time. We want you to be happy.” How do I order it? I’m so glad you asked. Here are the links: ORDER A POUND FYI: I can only ship them individually, sorry, but I’ve […]

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Out with the Old…

Howdy! Let me start by formally introducing myself: I’m Jody Parmann, (AKA JP), official “Aesthetics Manager” of the Raven Cafe. What the heck kind of title is that? It’s a fancy name for someone in charge of making the Raven look good – inside, outside and to the world at large. That means I organize […]

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Making Progress

It hasn’t been business as usual, but we’re definitely getting things done! While the gents from Lake State Building Company have been reconstructing our kitchen floor, the Raven crew has been busy deep cleaning everything within reach. I snuck around today and got a few candid shots. We miss you all! Stay tuned to our […]

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Closed for Construction

From 2/23-2/29/20 the Raven will be closed for construction. We are redoing our kitchen floor. This project will pave the way for other improvements in the future. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay tuned to social media for updates. If we can reopen sooner rather than later – we will.

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The Nocturne Bistro

New book alert! The Nocturne Bistro was generously donated to us recently by Nick May, one of our spectacular servers and baristas. I always get excited when books are donated to the Raven, and it’s particularly exciting when it is a special book. This is one of those special books, as it was written by […]

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