Progress is being made at the former Farmer Jack site off M-59 near Fisk Road. Construction began last month, to transform the space into two new retailers for White Lake - a Bed Bath & Beyond, and a JoAnn Fabrics.
Initially, when the in July 2011, the stores officials were hoping for an early spring opening for this year. That has since changed and Township Planning Director Sean O'Neil said the developers are now eyeing an early June opening, "Both stores are working within the same time frame for construction right now, but it's unclear if they will open on the same day," he said.
"We are incredibly excited to have that vacant building filled with two well-known and popular businesses," O'Neil told White Lake Patch when the news broke last year.
The property has been vacant for more than five years, after the Farmer Jack chain was shut down. Since that time, the rumor mill has steadily churned out whispers of stores that might fill the space.
"We couldn't be happier to have these two businesses coming into the township," Supervisor Greg Baroni said. "You normally have to drive out to Novi or Auburn Hills to go to either of these stores. Having them located in White Lake will be a great convenience for our residents."