The businesses and the variety keep coming to Ferndale.
Of late, the downtown with the vacancy rate and activity that's the envy of the region has welcomed a European style coffee shop and cafe and a boutique. An animal clinic is opening today, while a microbrew store may be selling its suds within a few months. The Green Thumb Garden Center
on Woodward has doubled its space, and a handful of other shops are updating. Also, a new jewelry store is scheduled to open at the prominent corner of Woodward and E. 9 Mile.
The Euro-style cafe, Torino Espresso Bar
, serves much more than a strong cup of coffee. It sells signature cocktails and fresh food, much of it from local farms and a mod interior meant to invite lounging and conversation. Torino Espresso Bar is located below the Lofts on 9, a project from the same developers, at 201 E. 9 Mile.
Not far away is On the Nine, a clothing boutique. And on Woodward, the West Woodward Animal Clinic
, will take care of the city's furry residents. The microbrew store, Eight Degrees Plato Beery Company, will be located at 611 W. 9 Mile.
About 15 new businesses have opened just this spring.
"We have new businesses opening all the time," says Chris Hughes, communications and marketing manager at the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority.
Source: Chris Hughes, communications and marketing manager, Ferndale Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Kim North Shine