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Visions for Vacancies: What Should Replace Cherry Martini?

Former restaurant space begs for new development in fledgling Cherry Hill Village district. What should go in its space?

Tucked away from the busy Ford Road and Michigan Avenue corridors in Canton is Cherry Hill Village, a downtown-like district that has seen its share of development woes, despite its vibrant community of vintage-style homes and theater district. 

One of the cornerstones of the still-underdeveloped district was Cherry Martini, an upscale bar that now sits vacant. 

The stalled development of Cherry Hill Village is starting to turn the page with independent businesses opening doors in the area's retail district. The Cherry Martini location is in a prime spot in the district and the right type of business could help make Cherry Hill Village the destination it was intended to be and spur other nearby development.

What would you like to see?

Do you want to see a retail spot, another restaurant or bar? Let us know in the comments!

Know about a vacancy in Plymouth or Canton you would like to see featured? Please tell us in the comments.

Bill Hue October 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
CHV has plenty of parking. I always see parallel spots open, and there is plenty of parking behind the stores.
Bill Hue October 03, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I should clarify, since any functioning shopping district has restaurants. The restaurants, coffeeshops and bars should come as a result of these other businesses being there and consumer demand necessitating them. Restaurants and bars will not draw people to the area if there is nothing else there.
CHV Resident Evil October 04, 2012 at 12:44 AM
That's because there are few businesses in CHV. Back when there were more businesses here, you had a difficult time finding parking close. I had friends tell me they couldn't find anything close and went over to Ford Rd. Also, the owner of the building where Cold Stone and Fat Chef are stated that he has a hard time getting businesses to rent in the building because of the lack of easy parking. Canton approved the rezoning of the dilapidated house next to Cold Stone to allow a parking lot to be added behind it. There was a lot of unhappy CHV home owners about it. So, I guess he never put it in.
Perry October 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM
If CHV can pull something together it would also give us Superior twp residents only a mile or two to travel instead of always heading to Ford road. It would also make moving to Superior twp more attractive also. Even though we all love the rural look here in Superior twp we have no local business to frequent. it would be a win win for everyone. just one mans opinion.
Chrissy Hughes December 31, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I echo some of the sentiments made about a specialty restaurant such as Amici's Pizza & Livingroom... Slows BBQ. Being a new CHV resident, my family and I all loved our old neighborhood which had Amici's. I also feel it must be a novel place that appeals to the majority demographic which was mentioned; younger to middle-age families with children. A microbrewery, something similar to WAB/ROB could be a nice asset. Now my wheels are turning. As mentioned by most of you, it is imperative that it is unique. The proper brand identity would be crucial.

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