Monday, May 20, 2013
The business closed its doors in downtown Plymouth on May 5.
MD's Bagel Fragel closed its downtown Plymouth location earlier this month, according to a note left in the window. Patricia Rockette, owner of Bagel Fragel, said the location closed "due to unforseen circumstances," but would not elaborate further. Bagel Fragel's Ann Arbor location remains open. The business was located at 448 Forest Avenue, next door to the Sweet Afton Tea Room, in the former Jeff Zak Catering space. According to the Downtown Development Authority, no one has signed on to lease the space. What should go in its place? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: Central Middle School could close if the voters pass the $114.4 million bond on May 7.
Central Middle School could be closed if voters decide to pass the $114.4 million bond proposal on Tuesday. Plymouth-Canton Schools plan to replace the school with a new building on district-owned property at Canton Center and Cherry Hill Roads in Canton. Because of its age, the condition of its infrastructure, and the dollars necessary to renovate it to today’s standards, the district determined the school should be replaced with a new facility. The district recently signed an agreement with Holbrook Development, LLC to purchase another recently closed school - Starkweather Alternative High School - to build new homes and condominiums. What do you think should happen to Central Middle School should the bond proposal pass? Tell us in the…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: the former Entree Vous' space is available for lease.
The former Entree Vous' space in the Coventry Commons shopping area at 43347 Joy Rd. is available for lease. The plaza also houses the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store, the Dollar Tree and ACO Hardware. What would you like to see in this space? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: Storefront is in same complex as Leo's Coney Island, Lady Jane's and V&N Nail Spa.
The space next to V&N Nail Spa in the Leo's Coney Island Complex at Ann Arbor and Haggerty Roads has been vacant for several months since Anytime Fitness relocated to Canton. A sign on the door states the business moved to a larger location, which opened Dec. 10. What would you like to see in this space? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Main Street location, just a few blocks from downtown, plans to be in the location for at least five years.
Plymouth-Canton Patch mistakeningly reported that the Amish Tables furniture location was currently for sale. The business plans to be in the Main Street location, just a few blocks from downtown Plymouth, for at least five years. At Plymouth-Canton Patch, we're committed to getting it right. Our goal is to bring you the most accurate and timely community news possible, but sometimes we make mistakes or incorrect information is provided to us. When that happens, we'll acknowledge and fix it as quickly as we can. We sincerely apologize for the error.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: Storefront is alongside new Penn Station.
The area surrounding Kroger at Sheldon and Ann Arbor roads in Plymouth Township has seen some major changes in the past year, with the expansion of the grocery chain, the elimination of the Big Boy restaurant and addition of a gas station. Another area that has changed is the ACO Hardware plaza that once also housed Blockbuster Video. Since that video store chain closed its doors locally, Penn Station East Coast Subs has moved in. Alongside Penn Station, however, sits a vacant storefront for lease. What would you like to see in this space? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Post office in downtown Plymouth is set to close. What would you like to see in this space?
When news broke last week that the U.S. Post Office branch on Penniman Ave. in downtown Plymouth had been sold, readers chimed in with possible new locations for the USPS branch. Details about what will occupy the space once sold, however, have remained under wraps. We do know, however, that the USPS will not be operating from this location once the deal is in place. So, what would you like to see in this space? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
U.S. Postal Service is selling its downtown Plymouth building; Where should it relocate?
The United States Postal Service is seeking input from the community about where it should relocate its Plymouth branch after it reached a sales agreement on its current downtown space on Penniman Avenue, according to a letter addressed to Plymouth Mayor Dan Dwyer. According to the letter, five Plymouth and Plymouth Township locations currently are under review, but just two options would keep the post office located downtown. Two locations have been ruled out because they are not in a preferred area, the letter indicated: According to the letter, postal regulations dictate community input be sought within 30 days from the submission of the letter, dated March 4. Letters voicing input can be addressed to: Vice President, Facilities Attn: …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: Electronics retailer has moved to former Borders location; What should go in its place?
When Michigan-based book retailer Borders closed up shop in Canton in 2011 it left a large retail vacancy at its former location, 43435 Ford Road. More recently, electronics retailer ABC Warehouse claimed the former Borders spot, leaving a vacancy at 41690 Ford Road, its prior Ford Road location just steps from IKEA. What should move into the former ABC Warehouse spot? The previous ABC Warehouse location was an anchor of a sizable plaza along a busy business corridor. Would another electronics retailer work in this location, or would you like the next business to be one that thinks more outside the box? What should move into this spot? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here's a sampling of suggestions from Patch readers for what should populate Cherry Hill Village in Canton.
Patch asked and you delivered. Earlier this week, Plymouth-Canton Patch asked which types of businesses would be a good fit for Cherry Hill Village, a decade-old, downtown-like business and residential development in a historic patch of Canton. The development has struggled to fill its many storefronts, but still has plenty of potential as the number of homes increase in the area. Readers' offerings were numerous and varied, but a few businesses seemed to draw repeat suggestions. Readers particularly singled out gourmet sandwich shop Jimmy John's, Mexican eatery Chipotle and niche grocer Trader Joe's. Others, however, preferred to keep chain businesses away from the area, instead focusing on local shops and dining establishments. "Keep the…