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Historic Toledo property going up for auction

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on June 12, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. At the edge of the nascent Vistula neighborhood a businessman from New York state, Joseph Secor, staked his claim off North Summit Street in 1870 by building what was then a waterfront home on the Maumee River. The […]

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Inside Muskegon food hall being built in historic bank building

Posted By: mlive on March 27, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Core Plaza is reimagining an historic building in downtown Muskegon that was once the city’s premiere bank. Located at 221 W. Webster Ave., the old bank National Lumberman’s Bank building is now being converted into a multi-use complex that plans to include […]

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State announces $10M tax credit for Nicholas Building renovation

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on December 22, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Renovation of downtown Toledo’s historic, but decrepit, Nicholas Building got a $10 million boost Thursday from the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program. The credit awarded to the building on the southwest corner of Huron Street and Madison […]

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Target set to open supply chain facility at former Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit

Posted By: The Detroit News on July 10, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Target Corp. intends to open a supply chain facility in Detroit on the site of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds in an area where a historic building recently was razed, the retailer confirmed Monday. The facility will be […]

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Ohio awards $2.7M in historic tax credits to three Toledo revitalization projects

Posted By: Toledo Blade on June 29, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. More than $2.7 million in Ohio historic tax credits will help revitalize three buildings in the downtown Toledo area, state officials announced Thursday. The largest local tax credit award, worth $1.35 million, will help rehabilitate the remaining bays and […]

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Cameron Mitchell and Local Partners to Reopen Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham

Posted By: DBUSINESS on June 8, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants today announced it will reopen the Big Rock Italian Chophouse at 245 S. Eton St. in Birmingham, set in the former Grand Trunk Western Railroad Depot, in the summer of 2024. The project is a joint venture […]

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Downtown Vistula District continues to revitalize in historic area

Posted By: WTOL11 on May 19, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Vistula Historic District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Toledo and is known as the gateway to downtown. So, developers are working to revitalize it. Developers have invested millions in new commercial and business spaces to blend the old with […]

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New Restaurant Planned for Former Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham

Posted By: DBUSINESS on May 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A new restaurant and banquet facility planned for the former Big Rock Chophouse, set in an historic train station at the north end of the Rail District in Birmingham, is going through the municipal approval process. The new owners, […]

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Toledo seeks more funds to bring old storefronts back to life

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on March 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The city of Toledo wants to expand two grant programs that have made it financially viable for the owners of long-vacant neighborhood commercial buildings to bring them up to code and get them back into productive use. […]

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Townhome, retail development would transform stretch of Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids

Posted By: mlive on January 18, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A stretch of Wealthy Street SE between Lafayette and Prospect avenues would be transformed with 18 townhomes, two renovated single-family homes, and commercial space under a proposed development plan. The plan, being pitched by Grand Rapids-based Indigo Design + Development, […]

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Land bank picks Cincinnati developer to overhaul two Toledo ‘skyscrapers’

Posted By: Toledo Blade on January 11, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Lucas County Land Bank on Wednesday chose a Cincinnati developer that it hopes will eventually transform two of downtown Toledo’s oldest and largest office buildings — the Spitzer and Nicholas — into hundreds of apartments and ground-level commercial […]

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Retail, apartments in plan for revival of Burt’s Theatre site

Posted By: Toledo Blade on December 28, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Burt’s Theatre, better known by its most recent incarnation as Caesar’s Showbar, has been awarded a $908,360 state tax credit toward its renovation into retail and housing space, the Ohio governor’s office announced. The $8.3 million renovation of the […]

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Moro’s of Allen Park, long-standing Italian restaurant, up for sale after 42 years

Posted By: Detroit Free Press on October 17, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Justin Gaffrey and Bruce Baja of Signature Associates are handling the sale of this property.   Moro’s of Allen Park, an Italian eatery known for its tuxedoed servers, is up for sale, according to a listing on Loopnet.com. The […]

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Four developers shortlisted to redevelop Toledo’s Spitzer, Nicholas buildings

Posted By: Toledo Blade on September 22, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Lucas County Land Bank said Thursday that four developers have been formally shortlisted to redevelop the Spitzer and Nicholas buildings in downtown Toledo. Eight development teams submitted initial proposals. The four finalists will be invited to submit […]

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East Toledo’s Masonic Temple, vacant for decades, will soon be senior apartments

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on July 2, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. It’s the second big project by ARK, which also turned the old Wonder Bread bakery into housing East Toledo’s former Masonic Temple has sat vacant for at least two decades, a fact that would be easy to guess […]

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5-story retail, residential project planned near historic Birmingham post office building

Big plans are in store for a historic building on the west side of downtown Birmingham. A mixed-use development is planned for the parking lot adjacent to the old post office at 320 Martin St. The planned five-story building would include retail space on the bottom floor, with space on upper floors dedicated to both office […]

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Pinnacle Construction plans $13M historic renovation for riverside apartment, office development

Pinnacle Construction Group Inc. plans to renovate historic buildings next to its Grand Rapids headquarters along the Grand River to create a 12-unit affordable apartment building with office space. The approximately $13 million project at 974 Front Ave. NW on the west side of the Grand River would be LEED-certified with apartment units that achieve 60 […]

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Royal Oak Planning Commission backs plan to demolish beloved Main Art Theatre

The Royal Oak Planning Commission recommended demolishing the Main Art Theatre in favor of a five-story mixed-use building in a 4-2 vote Tuesday night. The public meeting included a presentation of the proposed building plan and roughly one and a half hours of public comments, mostly from those in support of the theater. Main Art Theatre, a […]

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Whitmer OKs extending development tax incentives by 5 years

Michigan developers with “transformational” plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years. The state’s economic development board can approve new projects through 2027, instead of 2022, under a bill signed last week. The law, which was enacted in 2017, […]

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Fifth Third Bank lists historic downtown Holland branch building for $4.5M

Fifth Third Bank is looking to sell its historic branch building in downtown Holland. The iconic three-story, 25,000-square foot building at 36 E. 8th St. was constructed in 1928 and has a sale price of more than $4.5 million, according to the listing by NorthStar Commercial LLC. The listing includes two additional parcels behind the historic structure […]

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Detroit Fisher Building on the block after $30M in upgrades

After six years and more than $30 million in improvements, the owners of the Fisher Building have placed the historical landmark up for sale. The Platform, co-owners of the building, said Tuesday that it is the right time to find it a new owner. During six years of ownership, the firm said it has doubled […]

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Apartments, new restaurant part of renovation plans at historic building in downtown Kalamazoo

An historic building in downtown Kalamazoo will soon undergo renovations to make way for 11 apartments above the city’s oldest restaurant. The renovations are being led by 266 Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo LLC, which boasts the East Michigan address of the property being renovated in its name, according to a news release from the Michigan Economic […]

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