Business & Development

Published December 23, 2019

FERNDALE — The future of Ferndale’s Gerry Kulick Community Center has been an ongoing discussion in the city.

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Published December 20, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — According to Lt. Chief Trent Rettschlag, of the Southfield Fire Department, dispatchers received a call around 8 p.m. Dec. 18 reporting a fire at the site, 21500 Northwestern Highway. 

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Published December 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Russ Milne Ford in Macomb Township participated in collecting gifts for Toys for Tots for the sixth year.

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Published December 20, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, Lakeside Mall recently became the gift of opportunity for a new owner. The city of Sterling Heights announced Dec. 18 that Florida-based Lionheart Capital subsidiary Out of the Box Ventures has acquired Lakeside Mall’s property.Read More

Published December 19, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Work has begun on transforming the shuttered Fairlanes Bowling property into a new state-of-the-art medical marijuana facility.

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Published December 19, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council recently approved a brownfield redevelopment plan for the Madison Center shopping center, home of the new BJ’s Wholesale Club at the corner of 12 Mile and John R roads.

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — Plans for the first phase of the restoration of the Niles-Barnard House will start after the Troy City Council approved a $618,675 contract, which is within the $700,000 set aside for the project in the city budget.

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Published December 17, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Dec. 9, the Royal Oak City Commission approved an amended agreement with Beaumont Hospital regarding its plans for the Woodward Corners development at Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road.

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Published December 16, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A grand opening celebration for the bathhouse under construction at Blossom Heath Park will likely be pushed back until spring to wait for the installation of concrete and landscaping, said Community Development and Inspection Director Chris Rayes at the Dec. 11 meeting of the Tax Increment Finance Authority, or TIFA.

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Published December 16, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In 1949, Peter Guastello had a produce market on the northeast corner of Harper Avenue and Martin Road.

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Published December 11, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield is known for its skyline and freeways, but there’s a little bit of country life tucked away off of 12 Mile Road.

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Published December 11, 2019

TROY — A renovation and expansion of the Sylvan Glen Golf Course pro shop will begin after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a bid Nov. 25.

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Published December 10, 2019

FARMINGTON — City Council members and staff took a look ahead at the city’s future at the Dec. 2 council meeting during discussions of the city’s 2020-2025 capital improvement plan.

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Published December 10, 2019

FARMINGTON — When downtown’s former Burger King, 32704 Grand River Ave., decided not to renew its lease and to close its doors in 2018, property owner Bill Schonsheck, who has owned the site since 1982, had three options: sell the site to another large corporation, continue to run the site as a Burger King himself, or bring in a new business to fill the space.

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Published December 10, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Jim Stogdill has lived in Sterling Heights since 1968, the year it became a city. But he said he didn’t, until recently, enjoy the historical value of the city’s Upton House — and get a chance to play Christmas songs on its old-fashioned pump organ.

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Published December 10, 2019

DETROIT — The big city and some of its suburban neighborhoods are working together to improve a major commercial strip that runs through them.

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Published December 10, 2019

BERKLEY — Earlier this year, Berkley underwent a road diet on Coolidge Highway that is designed to be a two-year pilot project.

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Published December 6, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Those driving down East Shevlin Avenue in recent days may have spotted four industrial shipping containers stacked like Legos next to a home. What they might not have realized is that the containers, themselves, will one day become a home — the first of its kind in Hazel Park.

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Published December 5, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — It took nearly two years to rebuild, but officials in West Bloomfield say the reconstruction of Fire Station No. 3 was well overdue — and the final product well worth the effort.

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Published December 4, 2019

TROY — A five-story, 138-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, which the developer said will draw business travelers, will proceed on 1.5 acres on Crooks Road, near Corporate Drive.

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