The former Farmer Jack building, which has long sat vacant in Chesterfield Township, will become a sporting goods store, according to Supervisor Michael Lovelock.
"Dunham Sports is moving into the old Farmer Jack," Lovelock announced Thursday morning during a in Municipal Offices.
While Lovelock has been in talks with the business, Dunham's still has to submit official site plans that will be subject to approval, according to the township Planning Department.
Patch the community, including the old Farmer Jack, for a location.
Splash park, Menard's, Bagger Dave's and more
Lovelock, in his township address at the meeting, also pointed to multiple new businesses as community assets, such as:
- , made possible by an undisclosed . The expansive play area will be inside of Jefferson.
- on Hall Road and Interstate 94.
- Recent inside the plaza on 23 Mile.
- Plans for a at 23 Mile and Gratiot.
- Additionally, according to the Planning Department, Checkers Drive-Thru is set to replace on 23 Mile and a Culver's restaurant is exploring possibilities at an undetermined location in the township.
Residents react to retail news
Word of the slated Dunham's received mixed responses from Patch readers on our Facebook page. Local shoppers also reiterated their desire for a fresh fruit market--a common sentiment in our Visions for Vacancies features.
When asked by Patch in February space, multiple readers said they would like a Trader Joe's, Nino Salvaggio, Whole Foods, Randazzo Fruit Market or other type of fruit market.
Check back with Patch for more news out of the chamber meeting.