Plans For the Old Kmart Space in Grand Blanc Slowly Taking Shape
Nearly a decade after retailers abandoned the old Kmart plaza in Grand Blanc, plans are slowly beginning to take shape as a few retailers have made commitments to set up shop in the long-vacant space.
Grand Blanc Plaza Abandoned Since 2014
The plaza, once home to Farmer Jack and Kmart, will be dubbed 'Grand Blanc Marketplace.' Farmer Jack closed its doors in 2007 and Kmart closed for good in 2014, leaving the space near South Saginaw and Holly Roads empty. The space has remained vacant ever since, with no real plan for the future until it was purchased by a developer in 2019.
In November of last year, an announcement was made that the Markus Development Group had purchased the space and presented a proposal to the Grand Blanc Planning Commission, saying it planned to renovate the building in order to make it available for new retailers.
That proposal was accepted by the Grand Blanc Planning Commission with January of this year targeted for work to begin.
Subs, Coffee, and More
Several retailers are coming on board, with commitments from businesses that plan to set up shop in the near future.
The images below which were posted on Facebook are a little difficult to read, but here's what we know so far.
Starbucks will plan to relocate from its current location on Saginaw Street into the newly developed space.
Jersey Mike's sub shop, Panda Express, and 2941 Street Food will also occupy suites in the plaza. 2941 Street Food serves Mediterranean food, with locations currently in Royal Oak, Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, and Auburn Hills. Plans are also in the works for a business specializing in physical therapy to open as well.
At the time of this writing, no firm opening dates have been established for any retailers.