There's lots of construction going on around downtown Royal Oak. Here's a quick rundown of what's in the works:
P2 Exchange accessories store
Tawny Thieu will open an accessories concept store in July in the former building at 112 E. Fourth St. (Paris relocated to 506 S. Washington Ave. three months ago.) The new shop, P2 Exchange, will be Thieu's third store downtown – and are the others.
Franklin Deli convenience store
Franklin Deli – a convenience grocery store with beer and wine sales, a restaurant and limited seating – is moving in at 511 S. Main, the former home of Doug's Napa Auto Parts. The store will include a walk-up order window and a sidewalk café along Main Street.
A new building is being constructed at 315 S Main St., the former site of restaurant. Last September, the , resulting in broken water and gas lines and the closure of four other businesses in the vicinity of the restaurant.
Jason Craig, the city's chief building official, said construction workers are building a new structure between and the former Beyond Juice from the inside out.
The new building will have its own walls and structure, Craig said. Previously, La Feast shared a wall with Hermann's Bakery. The new building will be used as a restaurant again, according to Craig.
Dobie Building being renovated
Construction barriers are up at 500 S. Washington where renovation work is being done to the Dobie Building. The building will be used for retail sales, an architect's office and residential dwelling.
The was the last business to operate in the building.
"I am not sure what will end up on the first floor, but an architect is going to use the second floor for his office and will also live there," Commissioner Jim Rasor said.
Other downtown projects planned
- frozen yogurt
- downtown brewery, distillery and restaurant
- sports-themed restaurant