Business & Development

Published June 9, 2020

TROY — “It’s quite a devastating time for our industry,” said Paul Andoni, the owner of Shield’s Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria at 1476 W. Maple Road in Troy, when he spoke to C & G Newspapers in mid-March.

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Published June 9, 2020

TROY — Although the April 28 Planning Commission meeting was virtual, plans for a 48-unit townhome development will proceed in real time on 3 acres just south of Square Lake Road, west of Dequindre Road.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROCHESTER — In the middle of a global pandemic, downtown Rochester did something that the city’s downtown development director, Kristi Trevarrow, said was a little crazy.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — It’s been nearly three months since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but while the move was flattening the curve of infection, it was wreaking havoc on the economy, devastating many local businesses.

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Published June 9, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — Local stores and restaurants are eager to welcome back customers after statewide stay-at-home orders closed many of them down to all but carryout, drive-up or delivery orders for weeks. Still, the retail and dining landscape has changed dramatically from its pre-COVID-19 days.

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Published June 9, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — Since March 16, when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer established COVID-19 restrictions limiting bars, restaurants and retailers to curbside pickup or delivery operations only, many businesses have felt the economic turmoil that’s come from the pandemic.

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Published June 9, 2020

FARMINGTON — As restaurants and retailers in Farmington begin reopening their doors to customers for the first time in more than two months, another round of help is on the way from the city’s Downtown Development Authority and other city officials.

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Published June 9, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — Over 10,000 Midland County residents were required to evacuate their homes May 19 from heavy rainfall that led to the breaching and ultimate failure of the Edenville and Samford dams, leaving much of Midland County under water. This event is considered a 500-year flood.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — The small business world came skidding to a halt in mid-March when state shutdown orders severely limited the way they could provide services. On June 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a phased approach at reopening most retailers.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Local governments intrinsically benefit when business is booming, and Oakland County, as well as the Royal Oak and Clawson downtown development authorities, are aiding the reopening process.

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Published June 9, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For nearly 10 weeks, Michigan was under a stay-at-home order. That changed June 1 when Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rescinded the order, moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. The order first took effect March 24.

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Published June 8, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Since quarantine and health precautions first went into place in early March to combat the spread of COVID-19, many businesses found themselves in a difficult position.

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Published June 8, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — A lot has changed for everyone recently due to the coronavirus, including business owners who rely on their businesses for income.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Quietly, without social media posts or advertising, a local barber turned on the “open” signs, in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order ordering businesses providing “non-essential personal care services” shut due to COVID-19.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — They’re the places where you gather with family for meals or where you stop to grab a pizza. You go there to buy a six pack or a box of doughnuts. You call on them when you need something for the house or car.

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Published June 5, 2020

CENTER LINE — Being the first at anything often comes with a special responsibility, and that’s not lost on attorney Nick Hannawa, co-founder of Clinic Cannabis Co., Center Line’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN — The cause of the fire that damaged Warren’s Big Boy last month remains unknown, but the company is apparently committed to reopening the restaurant at 12 Mile and Hoover roads.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Like many businesses, Nothing Bundt Cakes in Sterling Heights couldn’t simply react to the COVID-19 pandemic by doing nothing.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In every community around Michigan, even three months after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state, most commerce was at a standstill, school desks sat empty, barstools grew cold, store shelves lay bare.

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Published June 4, 2020

C&G Newspapers

MACOMB COUNTY — On June 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced moving Michigan into the fourth phase of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, permitting retailers to reopen June 4 and bars and restaurants June 8, but with social distancing guidelines and capacity limits.

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