Northville Park Place offer restaurants and speciality shops
BY JOE ZYLKA
Many residents who live and work around Schoolcraft’s campus seem to have one recurring issue with residing in the area—there’s not much to do.
Schostak Brothers & Company is looking to change the bland feeling around these parts with an exciting new shopping center called Northville Park Place, located at the northwest corner of 7 mile and Haggerty.
Schostak is a Livonia-based real estate firm and in recent years has been gobbling up property across the country faster than Pac-Man. MLive reported in July of last year that the firm acquired 23 shopping centers in 19 states, and they are now turning their attention to a prime area of real estate right in their own backyard.
“This corner of Haggerty and 7 Mile is a gem of commercial real estate, so we started purchasing land there way back in 2005,” said Warren Strietzel, the Chief Operations Officer at Schostak. “We have 80 acres of total land to develop, and it will consist of a mix-use development: retail, restaurants, service business, medical and other commercially reasonable businesses. We also have several more deals in negotiations and hope to announce very soon the other businesses that will be joining these.”
Schostak teamed up with REI Investment Group to break ground on the project last June. The Northville Park Place will include many amenities, such as water ponds with floating fountains, an elevated waterfall, a gathering area, walking paths and outdoor seating throughout the property, as well as a variety of perennials, ornamental grasses and flower features.
“It will provide a place for social interaction and more job opportunities for students, and I’m very excited to try everything there,” said Schoolcraft student Nick Griwicki.
Schostak signed lease agreements with five additional businesses in January to go along with the six that previously inked deals. The five new faces included Tom + Chee, Red Olive, Sports Clips, Gazelle Sports and MOD Pizza. The new tenants will join the already star-studded lineup of Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, BurgerFi, Granite City Food & Brewery, Rusty Bucket and Sherwin Williams Paint, making Northville Park Place a hub of commerce and interest right across the street from Schoolcraft.
“This is great for the entire community, (it will) increase sales tax revenue, include very esthetically appealing buildings and add new businesses to the community,” Strietzel said.
The details of the grand opening of Northville Park Place have not yet been released. However, shoppers and area residents can expect several businesses to officially open in the spring, with more openings over the course of the summer. With so much new commerce happening on the Haggerty Road corridor, the Schoolcraft is now anything but boring.