All the news from the monthly DDA board meeting and beyond….

Downtown Businesses

  • 25 W. 14 Mile, Main Street Rocks; the DDA held a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 12 to officially welcome this new business to Downtown Clawson.
  • 76-84 W. 14 Mile (former Lim’s), new tenant; PanDeMonium is interested in a Redevelopment Liquor License in order to complement their menu and the DDA is assisting with the application.
  • 38 S. Main, Gus’ Snug Irish Pub, received approval for two new murals which honor the history of the Guinness advertising campaigns that began in the early 1930’s. Murals will be on the front  and the side of the building.
  • 25-29 S. Main (former Yarn Stop), new tenant; Blumz, has been working on the interior of the space preparing to open before Valentines Day and they have met that goal. They have received a Certificate of Occupancy and their first day of business will be Friday, February 9.  A ribbon cutting and reception will be held at 4pm. Everyone is invited!
  • Available for lease:
    • 36 E. 14 Mile (former Let’s Art About It); 1400 SF at $1100 per month
    • 10 S. Main (Hips); contact S&H Property Management

Commercial construction projects continue in and around the downtown

  • 400 S. Main continues renovation for potential Loaded Dice brewery location
  • 516 N. Main; townhome construction continues
  • 436-456 W. 14 Mile, plans are moving forward for an apartment development.

 Main Street

  • The annual review by the National Main Street team was held on January 11. The Clawson DDA was found to again meet the standards and qualifications to be awarded accreditation as a National Main Street Community and a full written report will be sent once completed.
  • Downtown Master Plan Update. Survey results are being compiled and will be shared with the community to review.

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 out for bid
  • Alley Heart Artwork: The artwork was completed and then was modified into two art pieces to accommodate upcoming building changes along the alley. The first part – the heart – is now in place and an official ribbon cutting will be at a later date.

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