KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — Modifications are coming to Kochville Township’s Tittabawassee Highway hall as companies spend money on and redevelop industrial properties stretching from Kokomo’s Household Enjoyable Middle to the shuttered Gander Mountain retailer.
“That’s an amazing signal for the area as an entire,” stated Kochville Township Supervisor Steve King, noting that the Tittabawassee Highway hall is likely one of the space’s busiest. “It’s vital that folks see these apparent investments locally. It helps drive different folks to wish to spend money on their properties as nicely.”
Within the final yr, firms have invested within the township’s three largest previously empty storefronts: Artwork Van, now Gardner White; former Gander Mountain, soon-to-be Planet Health; and Toys R Us, soon-to-be Worth Metropolis Furnishings’s Designer Appears.
Collectively, these three properties symbolize roughly 160,000 sq. toes of retail area in Kochville Township that’s “all now being reinvested in and occupied by nice, steady, apparently rising firms on Tittabawassee Highway,” King stated.
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Planet Health is planning to open a brand new location on the shuttered Gander Mountain retailer, 2270 Tittabawassee Highway, later this yr, King stated. The sporting items retailer closed in 2017 after the corporate filed for Chapter 11 chapter.
“The Planet Health venture is thrilling. That facility is 40 years previous now,” King stated, noting that plans for the positioning embody a reconfigured entrance and new landscaping. “This is a chance for any person to take an older purchasing middle property and make it greener, extra interesting for everyone.”
Close by, Worth Metropolis Furnishings is refreshing the previous Toys R Us retailer, situated at 2800 Tittabawassee Highway. The constructing, one among Kochville Township’s oldest industrial websites, dates again to the late Nineteen Seventies and was house to Toys R Us for many years earlier than completely closing in 2018.
As well as, Kokomo’s Household Enjoyable Middle, which is celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary, is now working beneath new possession and present process renovations.
Late final yr, Chicago-based Memorable Experiences Group, which owns and operates household and location-based leisure facilities all through the nation, bought Kokomo’s. The enjoyable middle, situated at 5200 Kokomo Drive, off Tittabawassee Highway, provides an arcade, bumper boats, go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, a restaurant, and get together packages for birthdays and different particular occasions.
Normal Supervisor Irene Mapes stated Memorable Experiences Group officers are reimagining the property.
“They’ve bought a extremely strong plan to make this come again,” Mapes stated. “Each week, we’re altering, we’re renovating, we’re within the course of of constructing this higher than ever.”
Now, King stated, Kochville Township and neighboring Saginaw Township are watching and ready to see what’s going to occur with Trend Sq. Mall on the intersection of Bay and Tittabawassee roads. The indoor purchasing middle, which stays open for enterprise, can be accessible in a web-based public sale starting Monday, Aug. 22. The opening bid is $2.3 million.
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