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  1. Lake Drive Changes.

    The building has been built out with some features not found in many of the area for a commercial space. "The Lake Drive storefront features a 49-seat cafe setting with solar panels that power the radiant floor heating to provide heat in the winter and hot water in the summer; a mix of LED, natural light, and solar tubes; and a rustic industrial interior with high top and bar seating plus free Wi-Fi." I could see a interesting business take this space over and do well. Know anybody? Eastown needs tacos and burritos back. (Monster Burrito R.I.P) or a 24 hour diner.
  2. Lake Drive Changes.

    A donut/pastry shop in Eastown, is/was a good idea. There is high foot traffic in the early hours, especially on weekends. There is also a large amount of passing business traffic headed to and from the city that picks up donuts on the way into the office. There are no "cheap" breakfast/snack options in the area, other than the incidentals at a place like early bird. Dart's could have turned the knob up to 9 or 10, i just don't think they could. Put a place like Portland Oregon's Voodoo Donuts there and it would be packed. I hope somebody takes over the space and does well there. It had been vacant for far too long and now it sits vacant again.
  3. Lake Drive Changes.

    Dart’s Donuts seems to be done. All social media seem to be deleted. Lake drive location closed. Not sure about the food truck.
  4. Lake Drive Changes.

    Juice bar. https://www.facebook.com/thefruitionlife/
  5. The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    Thoughts on these new Modular home systems that are starting to be installed? http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2018/01/modular_homes_being_installed.html $250,000 New construction, No garage, no attic, fits a urban lot and have reasonable Sq. footage. Price is still high but for new construction is this affordable?
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  7. Lake Drive Changes.

    Just seems odd to change your hours to be closed on Monday Tuesdays and Wed. then 2 weeks later, close up, saying you have electrical issues. then almost a month later, not being open at all. Knowing that the building had a full renovation recently and before that, a full solar setup was setup on the roof, maybe it has to do with that. But who knows.
  8. Lake Drive Changes.

    They serve a specific type of donut. Its pretty hard to compete with Van's, Marge's, or the Donut Conspiracy. They needed to step up their game. Quality = 3 out of 5 stars. Flavors = 3 out of 5 stars. If they could have had a better product they would have have more return customers. Like I said I hope I am wrong and that they open back up. But recent Facebook posts really make me question if a retail space is working for them.
  9. Lake Drive Changes.

    Speaking of Dart's Donuts. They have been closed Since Dec. 21st. Not sure they are coming back. They had such good potential. I hope I am wrong. They just need to work on the quality, flavors and it always seemed like they had 20 people working there when they only needed 5.
  10. Lake Drive Changes.

    Have any lasted more than 2 years?
  11. Lake Drive Changes.

    Wax Poetic Candle bar is now located in the old Re-Blue space, between Terra and E. A. Brady's Wife of the Owner of Gazelle sports is the one running it. The new retail space next to the Sheldon Cleaners, in front of the Kingsley building, is going to be a Juice Bar.
  12. Mangiamo/Paddock Place Residential Development

    So now its no longer residential at all?
  13. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    Looks like the old ice cream/hot dog shop is getting an update soon. I wonder what will be going in there? Any clue?
  14. Beer

    Harmony in Eastown has broken ground.
  15. A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport — paraphrased from Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia http://newyork.thecityatlas.org/lifestyle/developed-area-rich-public-transport-ways-city/ a little relevant?