Fort Gratiot Business Developments

The next few months look to be a busy time in Fort Gratiot with local businesses expanding and moving into new spaces as well as businesses coming to the area for the first time. The Township is also seeing renewed interest in developing local properties for additional housing.

Fort Gratiot Township Supervisor, Rob Crawford, said in an interview this week that with the relatively mild winter, area construction projects have been moving along well, but the weather is still a factor in some of the projects. He says it’s likely that the Culver’s building will be completed in the near future, but warmer temperatures will be needed in order for the asphalt companies to pave the parking lot. There’s also been interest, but no confirmed tenants, for the former Golden Corral building. Godwin’s Furniture is expected to complete its move into the former Toys R Us building near early summer.

The PACE Program is purchasing property from Lakeshore Presbyterian Church and plans to create a facility for those who need medical assistance and possibly even a Senior Day Care.

As far as housing, two township properties are being considered for development. Lakeshore Woods on Lakeshore Road is undergoing a major expansion and there’s talk of Lake Huron Woods Senior Living Community expanding in the coming months, as well.

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