The K-Mart plaza in Grand Blanc has been vacant for quite a while, but it looks like a plan is finally in place to bring life to the buildings.

The plaza had been home to Farmer Jack and a K-Mart. The Farmer Jack closed their doors in 2007, followed by the K-Mart closing down seven years later in 2014. The plaza sat empty, with no real path for the future until it was bought by a developer in 2019.

Since the announcement that someone bought the buildings, there has been a nervous anticipation from residents as to what would businesses would take over the space.

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If you're not familiar with Grand Blanc, this might seem a little dramatic, but residents are really concerned about new businesses opening up. The most popular choices were for a Trader Joes, or a Whole Foods but in the back of everyone's minds was the fear that another mattress store may open up.

The city released a development plan recently that answers a few of the questions. Here's what we know so far.

The developer has released plans that show how the buildings are going to be divided up into smaller stores. The pictures below are from the City of Grand Blanc Fall/Winter newsletter.

City of Grand Blanc Newsletter
City of Grand Blanc Newsletter

There will be a total of 11 new business spaces created by the planned renovations.

The first with up to 6 tenants facing Saginaw Street and the main, larger 87,000 square foot building split in two for 2 tenants. The outlot building will be about 7,400 square feet with up to 3 tenants

The reactions have been mixed from the community, with most of the negativity coming against the idea of another strip mall. The larger building being split into two businesses does leave the door open for another major retailer to move into the space, but everyone has accepted that it most likely won't be a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.

I think it's great that the plans to occupy the buildings are moving forward, just please, for the love of pete . . . don't let there be another mattress store in the plaza.

This Michigan Home Has an Indoor Pool (But Needs a Little TLC)

Just think of the money you'd save on gym memberships.

Owning a house with a pool in Michigan usually means enjoying a pool for about four months and loathing it the rest of the year. Not this house. This baby has an indoor pool that can be used year-round.

Although we do admit that it needs a bit of TLC.

Seven Michigan Towns on 'America's Safest Cities' List

There are a lot of advantages to living in a small town. Ofthen, they're close-knit communitites where everyone seems to know just about everyone and they often boast of low crime rates.

Seven Michigan Townships made the list of 'America's Top 100 Safest Cities' and we're proud to say that two of them are right here in the immediate area.

The information was compiled by SafeWise, using the latest FBI crime data on violent crimes and property crimes.

While you're at it, check out the 25 safest places to live in Michigan.