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Visions for Vacancies: What Business Should Locate Here?

You don't need to be an urban planner to know what White Lake needs from this vacancy. Talk about it on Patch.

This building has been vacant for several years. The former home of a dry cleaners and party store, this building is now facing a dangerous buildings hearing Thursday at the township planning commission meeting.

What do you think? Should this building be torn down? If it is torn down, what would you like to see replace it?

Jerry Grubb June 06, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Who owns it? The township or a private entity? What is the size and dimensions of the property? Any environmental issues? Tear it down. Build up the corner to the level of M-59 with water, sewer, storm drain, electrical, curb cuts, acceleration / deceleration lanes in place. Then it would be marketable.
Greg Burks June 06, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Tear it down, we dont need another party store in WL. What does White Lake need that it doesnt really already have? IF they really needed to put something there maybe a Micro Brewery, an Olga's Kitchen, KFC or even a Popeye's Chicken :-)
Jill June 06, 2012 at 01:33 PM
This building is so sunken it's hard to see. Would another building thrive in this space? That lot is such a hard area to pull in and out of. Either rebuild the whole corner or just remove the eyesore.
TIMMY POWER June 06, 2012 at 01:34 PM
A POPEYES OR MAYBE EVEN A DENNYS. A&W WOULD BE COOL TOO
Reasonable Citizen June 06, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Tear it down. As White lake continues to expand, the parcel will appeal to some developer no doubt.
pam sienk June 06, 2012 at 04:08 PM
What about a White Castle? If they don't want to use the Milford Rd.-M-59 corner, then maybe this location would be to their marketing tastes. Good drive-thru for the high schools & GM employees.
womanski June 06, 2012 at 04:27 PM
How about a dry cleaners. None in White Lake.
Sue Dean June 06, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Tear it down, I vote for a nice family resturant or KFC.
Andie Schwartz June 06, 2012 at 08:37 PM
NO CHAINS... A locally owned business.
Al Valentine June 06, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Champs or Alexanders
Pam Barckholtz June 06, 2012 at 10:27 PM
We don't need another junk food restaurant on that corner to appeal to teens.
Pam Barckholtz June 06, 2012 at 10:29 PM
This corner has not been a marketable corner for a long time and had seen several businesses attempt to stay alive from this site. Rebuild the site to be safer and more visible and then let some local business occupy the site.
Greg Smith June 07, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I say tear it down and build a gas station that doesn’t sell K2, Spice like the shell gas station across the street from this wore out building.

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