Crain’s Business Detroit reported last week that Comcast Corporation has plans to expand and invest nearly $3 million to open 10 new Xfinity stores in Southeast and mid-Michigan, including one in Fort Gratiot. Community Development Director for Fort Gratiot Township, Sharon Wilton, confirmed the news.
According to Wilton, the store will be going in the former David’s Bridal location on 24th Avenue next to Alexander Fine Jewelers. Wilton said the Township had not been contacted directly by Comcast, but has been working through the building’s landlord. There is no official date of when the storefront might be open, but a temporary permit of occupancy has been issued. The store is expected to feature Xfinity’s portfolio of products, including internet, video, connected home solutions and the Xfinity Mobile wireless service.
In other Fort Gratiot business news, Wilton said that the plans for Culvers at the former Ruby Tuesday on 24th Avenue in front of Birchwood Mall are back in the works. Wilton says that the business has notified the township they plan to open within 90 days.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.