A new generation of stores are cropping up
in downtown Mt. Clemens. The variety ranges from a golf
store to a cigar shop to new restaurants.
"Mt Clemens is really starting to
transition from a service-dominated downtown to a destination spot," says
Arthur Mullen, executive director of the Mt. Clemens Downtown Development
Authority. "We're really excited about it."
Of the eight new stores, three of them are
set to open later this year. The other five have opened within the last couple
of months. Among those that have opened is The Pro Golf Studio, which offers
golf clubs, accessories and clothing for all types of golfers. It
occupied about 2,450 square feet at 61
Fiesta Joe’s joins over 30 other bars and
restaurants in downtown but is the first Mexican restaurant in Downtown Mt.
Clemens in several years. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Jolet
family at 76 Macomb Place.
Vi Bratto Cigar
Shop, 65 Macomb Place, is designed to buying
and enjoying a good cigar much the same way someone would enjoy a cup of Joe at
a coffee shop. It has a lounge with TVs and Internet access so patrons can
enjoy a good cigar and interact with other customers. It also features a
135 square foot humidor that can hold up to 500 boxes of cigars.
Wine Sync hopes to open
around Thanksgiving. The retail wine shop and tasting bar plans to provide high-quality
wines without the high prices.
Mysteries of Light, named
off a part of the Rosary, will
sell Christian religious items for home decoration and jewelry. The store,
which features a large selection of Roman Catholic items, is approximately 75
percent religious with the rest of the inventory consisting of various gift
items and collectibles.
Gibbons Bakery, 84 Macomb Place,
recently reopened after being closed for several years. The traditional
bakery has been a mainstay in Mt.
Clemens for more than 50
Blazin Bob's BBQ, 53 N Walnut St., is
set to open later this year. The small eatery and take-out restaurant will
provide excellent rib dinners, specialty sandwiches and traditional sides.
It joins Ruby Park
Bar, which is also expected to open soon. The trendy bar will have two outdoor
spaces to enjoy the warmer months. One of which is in a marble-lined sunken
Source: Arthur Mullen, executive director
of the Mt. Clemens Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Jon Zemke