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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan  May 8, 2018  (LSN)   –  On May 15th several historic properties will be open to the public in the 400 block of Ashmun.  With the initial idea coming from the Sault Ste. Marie Main Street Economic Vitality Committee, several entities are partnering to showcase four available commercial properties in the heart of our downtown. 

“This is our first real estate block party, and we hope to slate more for this year.” reported Justin Knepper of the Downtown Development Authority. “The Economic Vitality Committee along with several DDA board members and the help of the Convention & Visitors Bureau we will be able to clean up these storefronts, hang up historic banners and get new businesses moving in the right direction.”

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Mark VanDoren, Commercial Realtor with Smith & Company and member of the Main Street Economic Vitality Committee, “This is a new concept through the Main Street initiative. Through the Economic Vitality Committee, we not only recognized the need to address the look of our historic downtown commercial properties, but to also communicate the unique opportunity that these four properties represent to small business.  With a range of square footages, these properties are located on Ashmun Street which sees a high average annual daily traffic count. Smith and Company will have representatives available to answer questions and to help evaluate whether these current opportunities are a strategic fit for your small business”. The DDA will be on site as well as several other entities, including the Small Business Development Center and the Economic Development Corporation, to discuss resources available and how they could help move a purchase/lease forward.

404 Ashmun St-former Book World
416 Ashmun St-former Jump UP
413 Ashmun St.-former Alpine Chocolat Haus
409 Ashmun St.-former Thinking of U

For the first Block Party, Smith & Company Real Estate has coordinated the building information as well as the catering by Wicked Sister.  If you are interested in sponsoring future Block Parties please reach contact Tracey at the EDC at tlaitinen@saultcity.com.

“This is different than a traditional open house and our goal is to have other business owners aware of what is available, especially with tourist season kicking off.  We are looking for out of the box thinking, showing listings that may be privately held, listed by realtors, commercial and or residential/multi-family properties.”, reported Tracey Laitinen of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. 

Join us for a walking tour from 4-7pm on May 15th. Don't forget your business cards as there will be a prize drawing.  Several Facebook events have been created on Sault Events, Smith & Co. Real Estate, Downtown Development Authority and the Sault EDC.

 

                       

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