Blossom Ridge seeks liquor license

By: Linda Shepard | Rochester Post | Published January 23, 2018

 The Blossom Ridge senior living development is currently under construction at Adams and Dutton roads in Oakland Township.

The Blossom Ridge senior living development is currently under construction at Adams and Dutton roads in Oakland Township.

Photo by Linda Shepard

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Developers for the currently-under-construction senior development Blossom Ridge said they are planning luxury living for residents, including fine dining.

Moceri Cos. plans to hire Andiamo to service the Blossom Ridge dining hall and has applied for a Class C liquor license with Oakland Township officials.

“This is a liquor license for the dining room,” Edward Kickham, an attorney representing Moceri, told township officials Jan. 9. “We don’t intend for outsiders to use the bar unless they have a connection with residents. This will be a facility used only by residents of Blossom Ridge and their guests. We are not looking to have strangers there.”

Construction is well underway on Blossom Ridge, located on the northwest corner of Dutton and Adams roads. The senior development will include 189 residences, incorporating options ranging from active and independent living to memory care, and will include multiple dining areas and a full-service spa that will be complimentary to residents and their guests.

Moceri’s new Blossom Collection also includes luxury senior living projects in Oakland Township, downtown Rochester, Auburn Hills, Clinton Township and Sterling Heights.

The Oakland Township Board of Trustees questioned the wording on the liquor license application and asked if other Blossom Collection facilities have similar licenses. Representatives said other Blossom Collection facilities do have liquor licenses.

“I have been operating these (developments) for 15 years,” said Kelly Scheer, Moceri head of operations. “This truly is (only) for the residents of Blossom Ridge. We have a clubhouse on the campus, and this allows for someone to have a bridal shower for a granddaughter and serve mimosas.”

The Board of Trustees tabled the request for the liquor license until additional wording is added to the application.

“It is in everybody’s best interest to have it in writing,” Trustee Frank Ferriolo said. “So we have something to refer back to, to document it and share it with us publicly.”