Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

A $1.4 million building development is expected to generate new retail activity downtown. The former Perry drugstore site at South Saginaw and Second streets will house four new businesses, following renovations to the 9,000-square-foot structure, due for completion in March. Additional shops, totaling six and generating about 15 full-time jobs, are part of the vision […]

Discover Flint’s city swag in this week’s guide

Discover Flint’s city swag in this week’s guide

Flint’s nightlife isn’t what it used to be. It’s bigger and more bodacious than ever and provides a great backdrop to get your city swag on. Local bars, restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues are becoming more popular. Those who love their hometown are learning it’s no longer necessary to hop on the highway to find […]

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Downtown Flint’s hospitality will be on full display in the form of a 101-guestroom hotel. Hilton Buckham Square is a newly announced addition to an increasingly dense landscape in the city’s business district. The forthcoming Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) project is expected to generate almost $40 million of investment, including about $7.9 million in […]

Altered Art with Flint Handmade: Tearing up books at Totem

Altered Art with Flint Handmade: Tearing up books at Totem

At Flint Handmade you can express your creativity by tearing up old books to create art. “Creativity is one of the aspects of life that gets into our humanity … there is something about working with your hands and creating something new and beautiful in the world,” says founder of Flint Handmade, Crystal Pepperdine. Begun […]

Business growth in Flint’s downtown district shows promising signs

Business growth in Flint’s downtown district shows promising signs

There are promising signs of rising investment interest in Flint. There are fewer parking spaces and more open for business signs along Saginaw Street, the city’s downtown business corridor. The anticipated opening of Mott Community College’s $13 million Culinary Art Institute, the newly minted $31.4 million renovation of the Capitol Theatre and launch of the […]

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