All the news from the February DDA Board Meeting and beyond…

Downtown Businesses

  • 76-84 W. 14 Mile new tenant; PanDeMonium received a resolution from Council in order to apply for a Redevelopment Liquor License
  • 25-29 S. Main; Blumz Florist, Grand Opening held on February 9 was well attended. Delighted to welcome Amanda and her team to Downtown Clawson as we join Holly and Ferndale in this growing business venture.
  • 10 S. Main (former Hips); has been leased to the gift shop Down the Rabbit Hole. Another growing small business! Downtown Clawson will be their second store, joining the Canturbury Village location.
  • 150 N. Main;(PNC property) Developers have begun the Planned Unit Development process for a multi-use 3-story development with apartment units and a small retail element. They presented their plan to the Planning Commission on February 13 but there was no vote and they will be  scheduled for  a future date in March

Commercial construction projects continue in and around the downtown

  • 400 S. Main continues renovation for potential Loaded Dice brewery location
  • 516 N. Main; townhome development building
  • 436-456 W. 14 Mile, plans have been approved by Planning Commission for an apartment development. Demolition of the site is complete

Main Street

  • Downtown Master Plan Update. Survey results are being compiled for a future public meeting

Grant follow ups

  • Pedestrian crossing signal update: City engineering firm, AEW, has put the signal base repair and install of the High-Intensity crossWalk (HAWK) signal is out for bid

Committee Reports


Committee is reviewing locations and pricing for additional planters and will bring recommendations to the board

Other News

  • Downtown Clawson Dollars are available on com and limited bonus cards still remain. Think Easter, Mother’s Day or just a gift for no special reason. Remember these gift cards can be used throughout the downtown.
  • The Downtown Neighbors program has launched and we have begun delivering information packets to small businesses throughout the city. A membership program allows the DDA to extend benefits to businesses beyond the downtown and all independently owned brick and mortar Clawson businesses are invited.
    •   inclusion in all downtown events
    •   dining and food related businesses are invited into the Dine Clawson group which meets to support, share and promote this growing business segment.
    •   a listing in our online interactive Business Directory.
      • provides business listing, contact information, website link, all social media links, photos and driving directions

      We are happy to welcome new Neighbors, DeeDee’s Fine Vintage, Detroit Sports Collectibles, and Sozai!