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Exciting changes on Bridge Street

Exciting changes on Bridge Street

Have you stopped by the Clarity Realty offices lately? If not, you should stop in to say “hi” and see what’s going on. Bridge Street has changed quite a bit in the last year and a half (New Holland Brewing, Sovengard, Butcher’s Union, One Bourbon, etc.) and there are more changes on the horizon. Here are a few exciting projects that are in progress:

  • First and foremost, Meijer is opening a small urban store directly across the street from our office. The store is owned by Meijer but is not technically a Meijer store meaning deals in weekly Meijer ads won’t apply and MPerks will not be usable. The store is called Bridge Street Market and there will be a heavy emphasis on produce. With the garage door style doors in the front of the building, it will have the feel of an open-air market in the summertime. If you need a quick lunch, there will be grab and go options available, too! The Bridge Street Market development will also have 116 market-rate apartments, 56,000 square feet of office space, and a 64-unit affordable housing project by the Inner City Christian Federation.
  • The Black Heron restaurant closed suddenly last June but a new restaurant neighbor is moving in. Renovation work has already started at 428 Bridge St NW to bring in The Jolly Pumpkin. The site will be a pizzeria and brewery and joins the chain’s other locations including Dexter, Ann Arbor, Traverse City, among others. The Jolly Pumpkin is slated to open in March 2018.
  • The Red Lion restaurant, which closed in 2004, will be torn down and replaced in the near future. The plan is for a five-story building which will include a ground-floor restaurant and 44 affordable apartments above. The developers plan to keep the compact apartments to 370-630 square feet. Demolition and construction is planned to start late spring 2018.

We’d love for you to stop by and see all of the exciting changes!