Showcased within a Victorian setting and miles away from high-pressure malls, downtown Dowagiac is enjoying a great new spirit of confidence and revitalization. 

The modern-day renaissance, which began in the 1990s, continues to transform our central business district into the showplace of the region, as it draws the welcomed attention of local residents, regional shoppers, and new and expanding retailers.  As a result, we are on the path to achieving a zero-vacancy rate.

Through public-private partnerships, Dowagiac has invested more than $10-million in the revitalization of its downtown.  From distinctive turn-of-the century architecture to stunning public sculpture and the personal, friendly service of our family-run businesses, we think you'll agaree, our community offers retailers a prime location for their new or growing business.  To tour any of these sites, available for lease or purchase, call our office today at (269) 782-8212.  We look foward to hearing from you soon.                                                                     

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Name of Property:  Fricke Building, Present Site of Re-fine Women's Consignment

Address: 210 S. Front Street

Owner: Alan Fricke

To Schedule a Showing Call:  Vickie Phillipson, DDA Program Director, 782-8212 

Asking Price: $125,000

Approximate Square Footage: 2,000

Description of Property: This two-story restored brick building is located across the street from Fifth Third Bank. The main level, renovated in 2012, is leased to Miss Michele & Co.  The second level contains two executive-style apartments.    

 

 

Name of Property:  Fricke Building, Present Site of Miss Michele & Co.lpl

Address: 212 S. Front Street

Owner: Alan Fricke

To Schedule a Showing Call:  Vickie Phillipson, DDA Program Director, 782-8212 

Asking Price: $109,900

Approximate Square Footage: 3,500

Description of Property: This one-story building, which has a partial second level once used for storage, is located  across the street from Fifth Third Bank.

The building is leased to Miss Michele & Co. dance studio.  The current owner renovated the interior and front facade, and in 2004 installed a new furnace & air conditioner. 

 

Name of Property:  Moore Buildingrsz 1moore building

Address: 104 E. Division Street

Owner:  Carolyn Moore

Realtor:  Ernestine Matthews, Matthews Real Estate, (269) 782-2400

Rental Amount: To be determined

Asking Price:  $55,000

Lot Dimensions: 45x70

Description of Property:  The one-story building is located downtown, steps away from the high-traffic intersection of Front & Division streets.  Within recent years, it has been the site of a martial arts studio, computer repair shop, coffee shop and a furniture store.  The property includes on-site parking for one or two vehicles.  A municipal parking lot is located at the rear of the site. 

 

Name of Property:  Huntington Bank Building

Address: 205 Commercial Street

Realtor:  Eric Holdorf, Loren Souers, Signature Associates,  (269) 385-2000

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  • January 20th, 2019

    Jan Bloom to Bring in His Team of Four Sled Dogs

    Mid-Union Sled Haulers, known best for its promotion of sled dog racing as a fun, family activity, will be among the featured attractions of Dowagiac’s Ice Time Festival on Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Kris Soenen, festival chairman, said she is thrilled to bring this event back to Dowagiac, where most residents in southwestern Michigan have not experienced this winter sport.  “Mushing and sled hauling is a winter activity that is alive and well in Michigan, in both the upper and lower peninsulas, and locally at Fort Custer State Recreational Area, located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.”

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  • January 15th, 2019

    Corporate Underwriters of Ice Time Announced

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    Lyons is one of five corporate underwriters of the 23rd annual winter festival that returns to the downtown on Saturday, Feb. 2.  Corporate underwriters also include Gold Level sponsors Clark Chapel - Starks Family Funeral Homes and Dowagiac Area Federal Credit Union; and Silver Level sponsors Dowsett Chiropractic Health Center, and SEMCO.

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    Celebrating 80 Years of Pageantry

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