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How's Business? See What New Stores, Restaurants are Opening, Closing in Macomb

Wally's Frozen Custard, LUSH Cosmetics, Le Beaute Hair Design and a new banquet center on Gratiot are among the new businesses coming to Macomb County.

The number of shops and services in Macomb County is growing, with several new stores and restaurants recently announcing their plans to expand or set up shop in Macomb County.

From St. Clair Shores to Utica and New Baltimore to Clinton Township, small businesses and global franchises are bringing new options for bath and body care, frozen treats and special events to the residents of Macomb.

Here's a look at what's happening on the business scene:

LUSH Cosmetics to Open Third Michigan Location at Partridge Creek

The new store, which specializes in fresh handmade cosmetics, will open near the mall's center court, between Brighton Collectibles and Art-is-in-Market, formerly Ragstock. The new location is currently hiring.

Catering 2 You Granted Liquor Licenses for New Banquet Hall on Gratiot

Clinton Township-based Catering 2 You has purchased the former Dimitri's Rendezvous on Gratiot to house a new catering and banquet facility.

New Business Opening in Downtown New Baltimore

Le Beaute Hair Design and More is taking over the former belly dancing studio space on Washington Street.

Red Olive Restaurant opens today, Wally's Frozen Custard hosts a grand opening celebration this weekend and Massage Green is now open in St. Clair Shores.

Booming Business Pushes Baker Aerospace to Expand into Neighboring Buildings

The Macomb Township company, which is currently receiving a tax break through Michigan’s tool and die Renaissance Recovery Zone Act, will expand its operations into two more properties off 23 Mile Road.

Bellacino's Pizza and Grinder in Shelby Closes

After nearly ten years, Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders in Shelby Township has closed its doors. A recent bout of construction, increasing overhead costs and sluggish numbers has forced the local franchise owner to call it quits.

Local Businesses Show Love for Detroit Tigers

Tent Dedicated to Tigers Gear Pitched on 23 Mile

Detroit Tigers' fans stopped by the tent Monday night in the Sunoco gas station parking lot in New Baltimore.

Achatz Burgers Provide Fuel for the Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have called upon Achatz Burgers on the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores to provide meals for the team this season. Each time the Tigers have ordered the burgers, the team is undefeated.

Get Your Detroit Tigers Gear in Local Eastside Stores

Harper Sport Shop, Connie's Children Shop, The Pointe After and Kitty Deluxe are among the stores in St. Clair Shores and the Grosse Pointes which have a variety of Detroit Tigers items.

Jill Miller October 27, 2012 at 01:29 PM
While it is nice to see local news making an attempt to show a list of businesses opening..and closing, it is far cry from the reality on main street. Anyone who has driven around Shelby Twp can see the prolific number of empty buildings, and vacant store fronts. Additionally many small businesses have opened in the area and we have seen no mention of them. However, this article is more of a puff piece' that favors clearly very few of businesses in these areas. Time you talked with many local business owners and got real in depth info that is the true meaning of 'News'. Time someone found out the actual commercial vacancy rate in Shelby Twp. Something most every other municipality around knows and can state at a moments notice. ( btw..Shelby Twp is renting the software program, since March of this year, that provides this data..but has not revealed the info) Or report Visteon plant site issues, number of businesses receiving tax breaks. Articles giving us real news. Playing nice with the local politicians merely gloss coats our communities issues, instead take a hard look under the surface. Look at the budgets numbers. Is it TRUE $4.1 million was saved?.( Considering vacancies, tax tribunal reversals, lower property values affecting taxes,:really find this hard to fathom)Why is there no questioning of our politicians actions? Kwame was exposed by new reporters who questioned what was going on, and chose to investigate. I would like the Patch to be inspired by them.
Marina Cracchiolo (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Hi Mr. Miller. Thanks for following Patch. I did add in a brief about Bellacino's Pizza and Grinders closing its doors after ten years. We try to follow up on businesses opening and closing but sometimes we are simply not aware. That's why we need the community's help in alerting us. I welcome any and all feedback and story suggestions. I myself would like to know the commercial occupancy rate in Shelby. Let me see if I can get some numbers from the township. Marina
Macomb Rocker October 28, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Marina, I agree with the respondent. I don't know how Stathekis can say he saved the Township 4.1 mil, unless he is including the monies that ex-Chief Levan saved him on the police station. Go through the Hall Road section of Shelby, down Van Dyke, down Shelby Pkwy, the mile roads, etc. Kuka opened in the parkway area, but there are a lot of now abandoned buildings in that area. Oh ya, we have a new lawsuit now. "Kwame" Stathekis and his bunch are typical of "How can you tell if a politician is lying?" "When they open their mouth". Oh, now Flynn ran another vendor out of the system, because they proved him a liar.

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