Business & Development

Published June 11, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley Downtown Development Authority had reason to be happy on Monday, June 3, as it was presented with a certificate of accreditation as a National Main Street Program. The Berkley DDA was presented with the accreditation by Main Street Oakland County at the most recent City Council meeting.

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Published June 11, 2019

FERNDALE — After operating for two years, a drinking staple of Ferndale will be closing its doors. Axle Brewing Co. announced on its Facebook page that it will be shutting down the Livernois Tap restaurant, 567 Livernois Ave., at the end of the month, with its final day scheduled for June 30.

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Published June 11, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On May 29, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order denying an application submitted in December by a group of Royal Oak business and property owners to reverse the Aug. 8 decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals, which had ruled in the city’s favor in a case challenging the civic center development.

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Published June 10, 2019

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County has close to 32 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair.

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Published June 10, 2019

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ROCHESTER HILLS — ABC Warehouse and Hawthorne Appliance have joined forces to open the company’s first combined store in the metro Detroit area. Located in the Winchester District shopping center, at the southwest corner of Rochester and Avon roads in Rochester Hills, the new ABC Warehouse-Hawthorne Appliance is double the size of the company’s former 26-year storefront, a Hawthorne Appliance store near Barclay Circle and Rochester Road.

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Published June 10, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Progress is being made on the 7.5 miles of natural gas pipeline that is being installed along the ITC corridor, where power lines run through Shelby Township.

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Published June 7, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Gino’s Surf, the longtime vacant banquet hall, restaurant and bar on Jefferson Avenue in Harrison Township, may still offer dining and spirits this summer.

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Published June 5, 2019

TROY — After a developer upgraded the exterior building material for a five-story extended-stay hotel proposed for the Rochester and Big Beaver roads area, the Troy Planning Commission said the plans are good to go.

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Published June 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever wondered how and why family members decide to work together to make a business thrive? C & G Newspapers asked some folks who have been doing it successfully for years, as well as a family that has just branched out to the second generation.  

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Published June 4, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Just in time for the downtown summer shopping season to really ramp up, the Birmingham Museum will host two fashion-forward — or rather, backward — events for people of all ages to enjoy.

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Published June 3, 2019

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Dressbarn retail store will be closing its doors before the end of the year after news broke that the national retailer, owned by parent company Ascena Retail, will be shutting down all 650 of its storefronts across the United States.

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Published May 31, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, originally formed in 1989, but had been inactive for many years. That all changed last year when it was revived, and since then the ECC has held six quarterly meetings, the most recent of which took place May 20 at Madison Heights City Hall. The next one is planned for September.

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Published May 29, 2019

TROY — Plans for a cluster development that had  been on pause from last summer so a developer could provide a traffic study on the impact to a local neighborhood got the green light from the Troy City Council May 20.

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Published May 28, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An independent living community, as well as an assisted living community, may be coming to Macomb Township.

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Published May 28, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Potential marijuana facilities in the community was the subject of a May 22 town hall meeting at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, where proponents and opponents of medical and recreational distribution facilities within township borders made their cases known.

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Published May 28, 2019

ROYAL OAK — June 1 is the day that the much-anticipated 581-space parking garage, located at 11 Mile Road and Williams Street, is set to come online. It will be accessible from 11 Mile, and in the future, a second entrance will open on Second Street.

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Published May 28, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The round orange Royal Oak city logo will not appear on an inside wall at Woodward Corner Market, the new grocery store concept by Meijer, at least for now.

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Published May 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On May 17, developers, business leaders, city officials and ironworkers gathered for the “topping off” of the six-story Henry Ford Health System medical outpatient center on what used to be the Royal Oak City Hall parking lot.

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Published May 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On May 13, the Royal Oak City Commission authorized Detroit-based landscape architect MKSK to design the city’s new 2-acre downtown park, to be located where the current City Hall and Police Department now stand.

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Published May 21, 2019

BERKLEY — A proposed ordinance amendment from the Berkley City Council takes aim at sidewalk obstructions during construction projects. The first reading of the ordinance was held at the council’s May 6 meeting and was approved 6-0. The second reading was scheduled to take place May 20, after press time.

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