All the news from the April DDA board meeting…

Downtown Business Updates

  • Great Lakes ACE Hardware, 149 E. 14 Mile, celebrated their renovation with a Grand Re-opening and chain cutting celebration on Thursday, April 28 with specials throughout the weekend
  • 204 E. 14 Mile will be the home of Cloverleaf Pizza as Uncle Andy’s Pizza has closed their Clawson location.
  • House of BBQ, received approval for an outdoor smoker and received their certificate of occupancy at 220 S. Main. They are now open for take-out as they continue to hire for full service.

Main Street

  • The Main Street Main Event Awards program/dinner will be held at the Flagstar Theater in Pontiac on May 5. The event recognizes excellence in Oakland County downtowns.. We have submitted award packages for consideratio

Other Updates

  • The Business Directory online at has been updated with new features and we will continue to add information

Grant News

  • Received a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) for plantings in the pedestrian islands
  • There is a grant opportunity available through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that can be used for streetscape improvements. We will prepare an application by the 6-1-2022 submittal deadline.

 Committee News

  • Dine Clawson
    • Committee is working to plan the Open Air Sidewalk Faire on May 21. There will be artisan vendors, sidewalk sales, restaurant specials and strolling entertainers. The event will also kick-off the Downtown Clawson Social District.
  • Landscaping
    • The committee is reviewing options for different in-ground plantings. Have also recommended suspending hanging baskets for a year while options for different planter arms, baskets and watering sources are considered to ensure the plants remain healthy throughout the entire season.
  • Alley
    • Committee has determined a multi-step plan for lighting, seating and artwork. Lighting proposal is submitted to the board for consideration and received approval.
    • DPW plans to install the decorative arch at the alley entrance by May 21.