A prominent vacancy at the entryway of New Baltimore's historic district will be filled by a new business, according to city officials.
Mayor Larry Smith told the crowd at the annual Thursday morning of the plans for the empty blue building that used to be Soundwaves. That business has since relocated to Hall Road.
"The Soundwaves building on 23 Mile and Washington happily has been purchased with another new business coming in," Smith said.
Director of Planning and Economic Development Judy Sproat said the business will sell tires. No further details were immediately available Thursday.
The building made news in July when there was a . The flames did not destroy the structure.
Smith, during his address about the city, boasted a budget surplus in the community, initiatives to enhance the downtown and other slated new businesses, such as and a . He also pointed to the city offering police station space to St. Clair County Sheriff's Office and Michigan State Police and community growth over the past decade.
"We're going to make this a destination," he said of the city.
During the chamber meeting, Chesterfield Township Supervisor Michael Lovelock also spoke of .