Visions for Vacancies: A Former Furniture Store, Sitting Empty
What should happen to this empty space on South Old Woodward Avenue?
This vacant building may be out of the downtown core, but if you pass through Birmingham on Woodward, you may recognize this vacancy on South Old Woodward.
Just south of Hagopian and Don Thomas Sporthaus, this empty building at 820 S. Old Woodward is the former home of the furniture store Belle Maison. The space has 5,150 of square feet and is available for rent for just over $120,000 per year, according to LoopNet.com.
The store faces Old Woodward yet sits across from from the grassy triangle just south of the 555 building, giving it visibility on Woodward as well.
What do you think should move into the space? Is the building primed for office or is there a kind of store you think Birmingham is lacking?
You don't need to be a commercial developer or city planner — or have money to invest in a business project — to have the next great idea. We want to hear about it.