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Business & Development

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 Gretchen Whitmer rescinded the order, moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan.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

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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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Published June 4, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — On the west side of South Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Township, two unmarked buildings — one dark brown, the other white — sat seemingly vacant even prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Published June 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Before COVID-19 took the world by storm, the city of Madison Heights was sorting another health concern — the contaminants leaking out of Electro-Plating Services.

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Published June 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — If local business forms the backbone of a community, that backbone was strained during a shutdown that was necessary for public health but costly to the companies that saw their sales disrupted.

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Published June 1, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — As retailers begin to reopen their doors to customers in Michigan, Village businesses in Grosse Pointe City hope to get a boost from a revamped website for the popular business and shopping district.

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Published May 26, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — In every community around Michigan, even three months after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state, most commerce is at a standstill, school desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As a city with more small businesses than big-box stores, St. Clair Shores seems to be a microcosm of Mainstreet, USA.

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