Visions for Vacancy: 17116 Kercheval Avenue

Share ideas of what you'd like to see locate at the former site of Pretty Things on Kercheval in The Village in Grosse Pointe.

This week's selection for Visions for Vacancies is an attactive store front space facing Kercheval in The Village in Grosse Pointe.

The property, 17116 Kercheval Avenue, recently housed an upscale lingerie shop which has now moved next door to a smaller space.

The property is just north of the popular Village Toy Company and sits on a .7 acre lot which backs to a public parking lot.

According to online property record information on Loopnet.com, the property is owned by a family trust registered in Harper Woods.

Robert P. November 20, 2012 at 01:30 PM
We need a good gun range in the area.
GP For Life November 20, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Fair enough, I was out of line. Also, to be honest, as a young, hop, go-getter myself I wouldn't mind a book store. While I would love a good gun range in the area I don't think this would be the proper location. Though, I could see an outdoor outfitter doing well there.
Wendy November 20, 2012 at 02:56 PM
We need Maclean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey to open a down-state location. I bet it would do really well if it included gifts too.
MRSPirateLarz November 20, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I have to agree that we need a good gun range in the area, but GP for Life is right, the Village is not the correct area for that! I would love to see locally owned and operated shops in the village, as it has been in years past. I am assuming that is not the case these days because locally owned shops have not been able to make a go of it. Sad. What the village needs is something trendy, useful, and new. What that is? I have no idea. But good luck to whoever does open up in the space. Hopefully it will not be another drugstore/liquor store/bar/restaurant/coffee place. We have enough of those!
Joe MacDonald November 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
GPFL, I have fantasized about a larger preppy store in the Village myself. I was a huge patron of Hickey's when it was open and still miss Bill and Mary Jo's wide selection of my favorite brands (Barbour, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, Bill's Khaki's, Trafalgar, etc.). Brooks Brothers has some good stuff, but I don't consider Jos. A. Bank an alternative. Sarah at the Village Palm has started carrying more men's clothing from both Lily Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines; I bought some shirts and shorts from her earlier this year. You can also buy shirts, slacks, sport coats, suits, and ties from Bill and Mary Jo (direct) and also Bruno the Tailor. Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!


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