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Business & Development

Published December 2, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A representative for Wild Bill’s Tobacco has told the City Council that the chain wants to black out windows in the building that it will be occupying to keep out prying underage eyes and allow for shelving to be placed in front of the windows.

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Published November 25, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Lisa Gentile lives in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Without a doubt, she said, one of her favorite things about the neighborhood is that she can step out her door and walk to her favorite local haunts.

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Published November 25, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Sometime late on the night of Thanksgiving, or in the wee hours of Black Friday, shoppers will be camped in a parking lot, braving the frigid weather to try and score a deal on a big-screen TV.

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Published November 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Vacant land that could be sold in the future is now rezoned.

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Published November 22, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — While Black Friday and Cyber Monday allow shoppers to find deals at major retailers, Small Business Saturday provides people with the opportunity to find deals and uniquely made items in the same place while helping to support their community Nov. 30.

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Published November 22, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Signs with a nautical touch and a downtown vibe will soon grace the area of Nine Mile Road and Greater Mack Avenue, which is being rebranded as “Downtown St. Clair Shores.”

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Published November 20, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Construction has begun on the Midwest department store Von Maur, which will open in the former two-story Carson’s store at 400 N. Adams Road in the Village of Rochester Hills next fall.

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Published November 19, 2019

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ROYAL OAK/TROY/GROSSE POINTE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a settlement with William Beaumont Hospital following an investigation of allegations that Beaumont had failed to provide sign language interpreters and other aids to deaf patients for complex medical procedures despite repeated requests  — in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Published November 19, 2019

ROSEVILLE — While many malls across the country are struggling or showing decreased business in 2019, one local mall is flying in the face of that trend and bouncing back.

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Published November 18, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — From valet parking to real-time structure vacancy updates on your smartphone, the city of Birmingham has gotten pretty creative over the years in addressing the shortage of parking spaces for visitors downtown.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Agreeing that the plans are a good fit for a neighborhood south of Square Lake Road and west of John R Road, the Troy Planning Commission gave the green light to a developer who plans to build seven homes on the 2.76-acre site.

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Published November 12, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — When Ron Elkus, the owner of The Shirt Box, opened up his first 600-square-foot storefront in September 1981 in Southfield, he never expected he would build a retail store that would not only survive but succeed for as long as it has.

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Published November 12, 2019

FARMINGTON —  Three local Farmington organizations have found a permanent space together in downtown Farmington.

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Published November 12, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A request to rezone land on the south end of Macomb Township has been denied.

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Published November 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Diamonds are forever, but businesses are not.

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Published November 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A thermal bra designed by local women is changing the way that bras feel and look for those who have survived cancer and undergone a mastectomy.

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Published November 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Planning Commission unanimously denied a local business’s request to allow a landscaping company on its agriculturally zoned property.

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Published November 7, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees recently approved zoning changes at the site of the former Eagle Elementary School that pave the way for the development of a 52-unit condominium complex, tentatively titled Gramercy Ridge.

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Published November 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s always difficult to start a business, but women can face different challenges than men when they’re trying to get their company off the ground, whether it be access to funding or access to networking, training and other opportunities.

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Published November 6, 2019

ROCHESTER — An upscale barbershop/speakeasy bar will open next month in the former home of Froggy’s Toy Shop in downtown Rochester.

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