Business & Development

Published December 18, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Plenty of children will now have gifts to open this Christmas thanks to Toys for Tots.

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Published December 17, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On Dec. 10, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 5-2 to direct staff to prepare a purchase and development agreement with Oakland Community College for the school’s proposed expansion.

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Published December 14, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The City Council awarded a 10-year contract to Cranks Services for food and beverage operations at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club after a five-year contract with Stewarts expired.

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Published December 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — A cornerstone of Sterling Heights’ Chaldean community is continuing to grow and do outreach as the new year approaches, according to its leadership.

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Published December 14, 2018

ORCHARD LAKE — Max and Debra Ernst, of Orchard Lake, donated a total of $8 million to Beaumont heart and vascular care at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

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Published December 11, 2018

GROSSE POINTE CITY — While Mack Avenue has gotten some attention from Grosse Pointe City leaders in recent years — including streetscape improvements and a new water main circa 2012 — the business district could be getting some major changes in the year to come.

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Published December 10, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Library and community relations center are projected to receive new locations and makeovers by 2020. The Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the budgets and locations for the new Shelby Township Library and the township’s Community Relations Department building at its Nov. 20 meeting.

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Published December 6, 2018

HAZEL PARK — In recent years, businesses big and small have been flocking to Hazel Park, from household names like Amazon.com and LG Electronics to trendy destination attractions like Mabel Gray and Cellarmen’s. And the Hazel Park Downtown Development Authority has been busy planning ways to help promote local businesses both new and old.

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Published December 5, 2018

LATHRUP VILLAGE — The city of Lathrup Village is looking for qualified developers to turn the empty House in the Woods property into more housing.

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Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER — Plans for a year-round farmers market have evolved over the past two years, and although the Rochester Downtown Development Authority board hasn’t found the right concept, the idea isn’t coming to a halt just yet.

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Published December 4, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider the conditional rezoning of 1.2 acres along Rochester Road, north of Long Lake Road, after the Planning Commission recommended approval of the plan and rezoning.

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Published December 4, 2018

TROY — A $20 million Harrison Poolside apartment development, similar to a complex in Royal Oak, will move forward on the site of a former trash dump after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a brownfield redevelopment plan.

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — While Grosse Pointe Park officials acknowledged that it’s a needed service in the area, they denied a variance request for a proposed day care center at 14950 E. Jefferson Ave. because of concerns over traffic and parking.

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Published December 3, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s been over a year and a half since ground was broken at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Macomb Township for a $7.8 million expansion project which includes a new athletic center and classrooms.

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Published December 3, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Bowling and dart throwing are social activities that have been enjoyed for generations, but a new athletic activity is hitting the mark: ax throwing.

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Published December 3, 2018

CLAWSON — After 20 years at its location in a strip mall, House of Optical recently opened a new location five blocks to the east at 250 E. 14 Mile Road, just east of Main Street.

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Published December 3, 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS/TOWNSHIP — Joe Bauman, executive director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, said his office fields a lot of inquiries from folks looking for a place to stay the night in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area.

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Published December 3, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The city of Harper Woods has revealed the identity of the buyer of Eastland Center, which was put up for auction Oct. 9-11.

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Published December 3, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Although 55 percent of Michigan voters approved the regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana for those ages 21 and older Nov. 6, and personal use will become legal in Shelby Township and throughout Michigan under state law Dec. 6, Shelby Township will not be allowing grow facilities or other marijuana businesses within its borders.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Two former school sites in Sterling Heights could soon have their homework done — residential construction, that is. City officials are anticipating the arrival of 120 new single-family homes in the city, thanks to development plans for two vacant school sites. One of those plans still needs approval.

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