Business & Development

Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A landmark local business is moving — but not far. Jerry’s Club Party Store, at 381 Kercheval Ave., will be relocating to 383 Kercheval, the building next door. As Robert Ertzbischoff, of Grosse Pointe Construction, which is undertaking renovations on the new location, pointed out, it’s only 1 foot — and one wall — away from the current space.

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Published March 19, 2019

DETROIT — The Boy Scouts of America is putting out a call for local businesses to help prepare young people for the workforce.

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Published March 18, 2019

FERNDALE — One month after the city of Ferndale selected Geary Park as the location for its skate park, it also has finalized the design of the skate park.

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Published March 18, 2019

UTICA — The city of Utica decided to sell its Riverside 175 senior housing complex at the March 12 City Council meeting, and the building will be put up for bids.

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Published March 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Members of the Tax Increment Finance Authority, or TIFA, voted March 12 to award a $1.2 million contract to renovate the bathhouse at Blossom Heath Park to Rick Fromm Co. LLC.

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Published March 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Nearly eight years after opening its doors to those living with cancer on the east side, The Lake House will keep its mission — but get a new name, as it merges with Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit.

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Published March 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s something one might expect to see at a senior center — dozens of people sitting around, crocheting.

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Published March 15, 2019

It might break the rules in Monopoly, but the Sterling Heights City Council successfully approved a plan to put three hotels on a stretch of property along 17 Mile Road, near Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Macomb County Habitat for Humanity does a good deal of business by giving the public good deals on donated home furnishings and building materials at its ReStore location on Van Dyke Avenue, just north of Nine Mile Road.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Video games. Virtual reality simulators. Electric go-karts. Multilevel “zombie apocalypse” laser tag. Ten lanes of bowling. Black light miniature golf. A climbing wall. Bumper cars. Build-your-own pizzas.

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Published March 13, 2019

ROCHESTER — Those who shop or dine in downtown Rochester this March will have a chance to start spring off with shopping sprees of up to $1,000. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority is hosting its sixth annual Mad Money March event, which DDA Events Coordinator Jenna O’Dell said is an incentive to spend dollars in downtown Rochester to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win shopping sprees of $1,000, $500 or $250 at participating businesses.

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Published March 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved plans to renovate the Maple Theater late last month, along with an amendment to the theater’s liquor license agreement to reflect those changes.

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Published March 12, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — June is expected to bring more than just the first day of summer this year — it will also bring the official game of summer. Birmingham city officials plan to redevelop two of the four existing baseball fields at Kenning Park, on Lincoln Street, the site of Birmingham Little League baseball.

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Published March 12, 2019

UTICA  — The Utica Downtown Development Authority is in the process of selling a parcel of land located next to the Clinton River in downtown Utica and across the street from Memorial Park on Auburn Road.

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Published March 12, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council approved its third set of bids for construction related to the development on Troy, a mixed-use parking structure project known as “The dot.”

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Published March 12, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — The partnership between two organizations helping those in need locally has reached 30 years. 

Two Men and a Truck and Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team, or MCREST, first teamed up in the late-1980s. 

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Published March 11, 2019

UTICA  — The city of Utica is considering making a change to the location of its city buildings and selling the present sites of those buildings. The proposed location that the city is looking at to relocate its buildings is the old packing plant on the north end of Pioneer Park, off Cass Avenue, across from Ruby Street. The entrance would be located off Cass Avenue.

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Published March 8, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A house acquired by the city of St. Clair Shores as a result of the 2018 Tax Foreclosure Program on Englehardt Street will be rehabilitated by Metro Trades for $74,925.

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Published March 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Erik and Israel Nordin, of the Detroit Design Center, are back in town, and they have a clear idea of what, and where, the next installment in the Harrison Township Beautification Commission’s sculpture program will be.

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Published March 7, 2019

SYLVAN LAKE — A March 5 Sylvan Lake Planning Commission meeting drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Sylvan Lake Community Center, with concerned residents speaking out about a former school property possibly being developed into a three-story apartment complex.

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