Over the past year, Cadillac has welcomed 11 new investments to the area. Between new developments to current businesses and brand new establishments, the streets of downtown are sparkling. These additions have brought a more pleasant walk to visitors, created new faces to abandoned storefronts and helped balance the retail to service store ratio.
Cooperation with local realtors such as Daniella Bell at Coldwell Banker and Joni Holly at Homewaters, as well as the combined support from the Downtown Cadillac Association (DCA), the City of Cadillac, and others, the following are new investments in downtown:
- Apple Valley Natural Foods
- Artisan Bounty
- Barn Social
- Cinema 4
- Cobbs & Mitchell Building
- Kahve Coffee
- Old Oleson’s building
- Platinum Rags
- Raven Brewing & BBQ
- ReFunked Junk
- Waddell Reed
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The DCA and the City of Cadillac has worked to ensure the visitors get the best experience possible when exploring downtown. These updates and new businesses have brought rejuvenation to the area.
“Combined these are over $3 million new business investment, with an anticipated 150+ new jobs in the downtown area,” says Marcus Peccia, City Manager, City of Cadillac, “New variety of retail and full storefronts are key for commerce in downtown corridors, we are very excited.”
“We try to improve the experience and we like to keep [residents and visitors] shopping local and get them excited about shopping local,” says DCA President Mark Featherston, “There is an extra strength to having small shops. They each have unique personalities.”
“I’m so grateful to see all these new spaces being filled up,” says Sheila Denison, owner of The Ultimate Gift and ReFunked Junk and DCA board member, “We have such gifted people in our area that I feel they need the opportunity to be featured…I hope that’s what’s accomplished with ReFunked Junk.”
Many more projects are underway as well and will soon be joining the community.
Along with these private investments, the Cadillac Commons has become a great public investment to the region by providing a place for the people to enjoy the downtown area and Lake Cadillac. The Cadillac Commons area includes the renovated Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion, Plaza, and Splash Pad & Bonfire, with the two final phases of the Market and White Pine Trailhead to be built in the future. With the help of the Greater Cadillac community, the Cadillac Commons opened in the fall of 2016 and is available year round for the public to enjoy.
Apple Valley Natural Foods: Linda Esche, 219 N Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-775-6211 || Relocated next door to a bigger space in June 2017 with full renovations of interior and exterior and added an additional store or professional office space
Artisan Boutique: 126 N Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-942-8923 || Moved closer to downtown in May 2017 to the upper loft in Debbie’s This N That Resale to increase foot traffic
Barn Social: Courtney, 408 N Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 269-823-2098 || New-Rustic style décor, products and services from local artists, opened late 2016
Cinema 4: 202 S Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-876-8463 || Renovated façade and reclaimed original “big Screen”
Cobbs & Mitchell Building: 100 E Chapin St. Cadillac, MI 49601 || Continuing to renovate for office space rental
Kahve Coffee: 120 S Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-468-3581 || Opened in 2016/17 winter, have unique drinks and food and it’s a nice place to sit down and enjoy your coffee
Old Oleson’s building: Soon to be a Jimmy John’s and a hardware store in 2018
Platinum Rags: 122 N Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-444-6262 || Opened in May 2017, men’s clothing stores with women’s mixed.
Raven Brewing & BBQ: 119 S Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 || Next to Fifth Third Bank, full renovation, expected to be open early 2018
ReFunked Junk: Sheila Denison 110 N Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-468-3231 || New-A place for local talents to share their products and services year round. Opens first weekend of August.
Waddell Reed: 302 E Cass St. Cadillac, MI 49601 231-876-0206 || Complete renovations of interior and exteriors, opening this fall