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Business News: One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

It's been a busy business news week in Shelby Township with the unexpected closure of Biggby Coffee and the grand opening of Bagger Dave's.

As the old saying goes, "when one door closes, another one opens," rings true when it comes to businesses in Shelby Township.

In the past week, there has been a shakeup in restaurants in the area.

So here's what you need to know.

Biggby Closes

Biggby Coffee on Van Dyke Avenue, just north of 23 Mile Road in Shelby Township unexpectedly closed it's doors with a sign noting the store is closed as of "9/28." Franchise Owner Dave Daynko told Patch he still owns the local franchise license but does not have plans to re-open the coffee shop anytime soon. 

This is the second coffee shop to close on Van Dyke in Shelby Township in the past year. Hepburn's Crepes and Coffee on 24 Mile Road closed in January. Both owners told Patch they weren't making enough money to keep the business afloat.

Most Shelby-Utica Patch Facebook followers said they were saddened and shocked to hear the news of Biggby's closing.

"This is sad news ..the number of business closures is disturbing. We will miss getting or 'butter bear' from them:(," wrote the Shelby Township DDA.

Bagger Dave's Opens in Shelby Township

Bagger Dave's opened it's ninth location in Shelby Township this week. The Michigan-owned and operated burger joint opened inside the Hall Road Crossing Shopping Center on Hall Road and Schoenherr, Sunday. 

Bagger Dave's is a family-friendly restaurant and serves a variety of burgers with 30 different options for toppings, and an extensive list of Michigan beers to pair with them.

To read a Patch review on Bagger Dave's, click here.

Darlene Snarski Bauer wrote on Facebook, "went to Baggers in Lansing, it was good, great burgers."

If you've tried Bagger Dave's, let us know what you think of the food in the comment section below.

Dana Horton October 21, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I feel sorry for all of the business owners along VanDyke who pled with the Shelby Township Board not to do the sewer project and assess them with huge new charges that they can’t afford at this time in this economy. Don’t be surprised when you see more Shelby Township small business’s close. It’s obvious that the board doesn’t listen to the people or care what they have to say. Just keep on spending the taxpayers money for them.

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