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joshleo

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  1. they could always make all this a reality: http://www.oakdaleneighbors.org/BostonSquare.html
  2. can someone put together a map that overlays a color over all the actual property owned by Amplify GR in this process? also, is the Azzar Store Equipment building THAT Azzar of the Keeler building fame? If so... that will be a difficult negotiation to buy up the whole neighborhood.
  3. no that is across the street, there is a new ophthalmology place where the Miller Zylstra building was. here: and here is the old walgreens:
  4. Fun stuff happening on Michigan: that hot % now is a "Donk's" http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/11/taco_boy_owners_will_open_new.html the old walgreens on diamond is becoming a good will and a building just popped up on the north side by Grand Coney - can't remember what the sign said at this moment.
  5. yeah that is pretty much how people park there (and how i did this morning) as the big delivery truck brought supplies into that garage door in front of the parked cars...
  6. No Spire!? that makes me sad, that was the thing I was most excited about on that building!
  7. as cool as it is to see Mayor Heartwell in a promotional video.. I have to say that his on-screen presence is a little weak... oh well
  8. Hey gang. I live on the corner of College and Wealthy and drive down Wealthy all the time. I love visiting The Wealthy Street Bakery, and like what is happening with some of the stores such as Wealthy and Charles and the antique store. I think that Wealthy Street is coming together slowly (especially down by the wealthy street theatre) but there is still plenty of work to do. I thought I would post pictures of all the buildings that I think need still need some help. I would love to know the history of the buildings and also if there are any plans for renovating them. If what ideas you have for the buildings if there are no current plans. I will list the images in the order I encountered them, from College and Wealthy down to the Diamond area... this is the least inviting eatery on the street, not to mention that there is no sidewalk, just asphalt, I think it would be nice without the bars and would benefit from a sidewalk. The sign between these two buildings reads: "Developing Soon" I hope so, this could be a cool storefront Pretty sure this place isn't still doing business This would have been an interesting store to visit when it was actually selling beer... Somerdyke Plumbing and I think some law offices are right next to the thin beer store... they need some exterior help too Across the street is another service station that could use a little cleanup here and there and next to that, a house/storefront/BBQ and ice cream place? Again back on the south side of the street is a building that I think would make a great little specialty food store. on the adjacent corner is a recently sold building But next to that, it the bane of my existence, the biker building where all the loud bikes gather and then scream past my house while i sleep. I have always said to myself, what this street needs is a grim reaper riding a chariot to spice things up. and next to that, an equally ugly building, was the mural added to make it look nicer or worse? not sure. Back on the north side, this gas station would be nice to have, if it was actually in operation and not BRIGHT yellow on the south side next to Wealthy and Charles is EToys? Then going down the line towards Eastern Ave (skipping over the buildings that are ok) this building looks cool but is it going to be anything else besides blinds? same question for this: Interesting design and color... on the corner of Eastern and Wealthy. Was this a bank? is something happening here? I really like this building I know this building is being used by a screen printer but does he really need all the old garages etc? there was one more that I didn't take a picture of, and that is that yello ice cream place by the wealthy theatre... someone please do something with that too. when I was trying to think about what would go well in these places, I couldnt really think of much. I think with the big box stores of today, the small retail storefront which used to house hardware stores, shoe stores, clothing stores, furniture stores (I imagine) the only thing these storefronts could house would be offices and specialty stores with low rent... sorry if this was too many photos, but there is a lot of work yet to be done on Wealthy Street.
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