COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.- On Friday Nov.1, PInky’s Place Antiques & Artisan Market, opened its doors at 4790 Alpine Ave. NW. Dozens of local vendors displaying refurbished furniture, antiques, new handcrafted items and even one that is a concrete counter top-flooring business. It has everything from old doors are turned into fabulous bars; rundown dressers recreated into gorgeous shabby chic designs.
Pinky’s Place is co-owned by long-time friends Deb Myzska & Julie Besko. However it’s Deb who has the strongest connection to whom the store is named after; Pinky is her mother, Bertha “Bert” Anderson. She got the nickname way back in her teenage years for the love of wearing so many pink skirts.
Later in life, Pinky was very hands on at the farm with her husband, raising children while also becoming very good at decorating cakes. She also loved to pay-it-forward doing things for the community, family and friends.
In 2009, Pinky was diagnosed with Frontal-Temporal Lobe Dementia, which is 1 of 80 kinds. In March of 2012, Pinky was placed into Covenant Village Assistant Living to be cared for and that’s where she is today. Family says she is adored by the staff who really appreciate her one liners.
Pinky’s Place was the venue opened by Deb and Julie as a way to provide Pinky’s Palace, a non-profit that helps assist families dealing with dementia who are in need of respite care relief, provide resources, awareness, community support and fundraisers along with events.
You can learn more about Pinky’s Place by liking them on Facebook.