The latest and greatest from the Director’s Report at the April DDA meeting:

Downtown Businesses

  • Noble Fish, 45 E. 14 Mile, has signed a new lease agreement and will be expanding into the space currently occupied by Tirana Café and Just Us Salon – 47 & 49 E. 14 Mile
  • Work continues at Zeoli’s Italian Restaurant, 126 E. 14 Mile with new window openings now cut on the west wall & concrete cut for planting of landscaping as parking lot screening. They are trying for a mid-summer opening
  • A meeting is scheduled this week with the owner of 24 E. 14 Mile, the former Great Sport Coffee, to discuss his business plans

Main Street

  • Award submission packets were turned in to Main Street Oakland County for consideration. The decision of the judges will be announced at the Main Event ceremony on May 10. The three submissions were:
    • Telling Your Story – Downtown Clawson Design Guidelines
    • Celebrating Main Street – Cinema in the Street
    • Business Owner of the Year – Mary Liz Curtin


  • Road Resurfacing Project:
    • Project Communication is maintained with continual updates on a dedicated page on, social media and e-blasts
    • SMART is replacing the bus shelter on S. Main with an updated model with solar lighting
    • Curbing will be extended on the west side of N. Main to replace the existing diagonal striping at the lane narrowing. There will be an opportunity for additional landscaping. The Design Committee will review.
  • 14 Mile & Main intersection safety review:
    • Pedestrian Safety: TIA has been backlogged and not able to review and provide the studies needed by Cheryl Gregory, our traffic consultant, regarding improving the intersection for pedestrians
    • Crosswalk Markings: The DDA has inquired about innovative crossing markings. The traffic consultant is currently working with Berkley on similar ideas.
  • Promotions
    • Movie selections will be placed on social media for public vote
    • All restaurant owners were invited to a meeting April 24 to talk about event ideas that build on our diverse restaurant base