Business & Development

Published June 21, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — As part of a bond issue passed in May 2017, a new $59 million middle school will be built at the rear of the Orchard Lake Middle School property, 6000 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield. That work begins this summer, with a formal groundbreaking planned for August or September.

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Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — In a 3-2 vote, the Ferndale City Council approved a liquor license for a company to open a tasting room inside Como’s Restaurant. At its June 10 meeting, the council approved an off-premise spirit tasting room for Traverse City Whiskey Co. inside a space that previously was operated by Como’s, 22812 Woodward Ave.

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Published June 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The area currently known as Nine Mile and Mack will soon have a new moniker: downtown St. Clair Shores.

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Published June 17, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Looking forward to the weekend? For the summer, weekends start on Thursday in downtown Birmingham. This year will be the first time the Birmingham Shopping District will host a series called Thursdays in the City, a kind of mini art show with live entertainment in the alleyways of downtown.

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Published June 17, 2019

UTICA — The Utica City Council in a 6-1 vote approved the sale of the Riverside 175 senior housing complex to a local real estate acquisitions firm that was the high bidder at the June 13 council meeting.

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Published June 17, 2019

WARREN — On June 9, the local Ukrainian community welcomed former U.S. Congressman Sander Levin and his wife, Dr. Pamela Cole Levin, to the Ukrainian Cultural Center.

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Published June 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Keith Hanson remembers what it was like to grow up in Sterling Heights and join the Parks and Recreation Department programs as a child more than four decades ago.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council postponed moving forward on the construction of gateway signs to the city for a second time amid concerns that the signs look dated.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider Tollbrook LLC’s request to rezone three parcels comprising 2.5 acres along Big Beaver Road and McClure Drive from single family to a Big Beaver zoning district after the Planning Commission voted 5-3 to not recommend approval of the request at its May 28 meeting.

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Published June 12, 2019

FARMINGTON — Amidst financial and membership troubles that have stifled the Farmington Masons and the Masonic Temple Board Association’s efforts to maintain and preserve the 143-year-old Masonic Hall, the potential addition of a new coffee shop may be their saving grace.

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Published June 11, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Downtown Development Authority has renewed its tax increment financing, or TIF, plan.

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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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