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West Bloomfield Township Residents
BRUCE EPSTEIN LARRY WASSERMAN
invite you to attend a Community forum on issues of concern
to residents of West Bloomfield Township. Candidates
Epstein and Wasserman will discuss and respond to your
questions and comments.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 1996 1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Potomac Club, 6200 Farmington Road
Refreshments will be provided.
Just North of Maple Road
Paid for by Epstein for Treasurer Committee. 4103 Orchard Crest Ct., W. Bloomfield MI 48322. 810-539-1247
& Wasserman for Supervisor Committee. 6575 Red Cedar Lane. West Bloomfield MI 48324. 810-360-6611
Automotive Group Ltd.
Gratiot Ave. at 12 Mile Road, Roseville, Michigan
' Just 25 minutes front the Birmingham/Bloomfield area
off of 1-696"
Unfortunately, even the map Sons. He's "cautiously hopeful"
of stores at the entrances to the that will remain the case when
mall can't adequately serve as a his business is relocated to an-
other space while his current
"It should've been configured area is demolished.
as an open center in the early
Mr. Ilyasov became a tenant
1970s," said Jim Galbraith, pres- six months ago because the 30-
ident of Lautrec and develop- foot curbside space, easily viewed
ment coordinator of the project. by passing traffic along Orchard
"As a shopping center, it's had Lake Road, was an ideal display
serious limitations." Lautrec for his leather coats and jackets.
purchased the shopping center, Although the mall's new look
then called Pine Lake Mall, in won't be completed for at least an-
1979. During the last 16 years, other 12 months, Mr. Ilyasov is
the mall has been one of the few confident that the latest design
commercial properties held by will transform Crosswinds into
Lautrec, which focuses primar- one of West Bloomfield's premier
ily on residential subdivision de- shopping sites.
"A better floor plan means bet-
ter business for all of us," said
Mr. Ilyasov, whose father's tai-
lor shop was located around the
corner from his current site.
Solomon & Sons, however, is
one of the stores located on the
outside of the mall. Unlike those
Mr. Galbraith noted that the businesses in the interior, Mr.
new mall will feature a linear Ilyasov benefits from both street
row of shops facing Orchard and mall pedestrian traffic. The
Lake Road, all brick-faced and problem is that, these days, too
gable-roofed, and a pedestrian few shoppers walk through
canopy. Besides the obvious Crosswinds.
physical changes, shoppers will
Despite their "great appreci-
have immediate curbside access ation" for their landlords, Sally
to all stores and expanded park- Horvitz and Esther Sperber de-
ing, he said.
cided to relocate Sally's Designs
Many tenants and retail ana- to the Orchard Mall. When lo-
lysts called it long overdue. Ap- cated in the centermost area of
parently, the mall owners saw it Crosswinds, the location no
that way, too. The current con- longer resembled the "good busi-
struction was planned to coin- ness mix" of shops when they
cide with the ending of lease moved to Crosswinds seven
terms for several stores. That years ago.
way, new leases could be nego-
Within the last six months, oth-
tiated to anticipate the new spa- er stores have moved from Cross-
tial arrangements of the winds, including Baby and Me
and Esther's Judaica. However,
The mall's largest tenant is nearly all the stores have relo-
a 36,000-square-foot Kroger cated within the immediate area.
store. Along with a few other ser-
"West Bloomfield and Oak-
vice businesses and Arbor land County have some of the
Drugs, Kroger is the most pop- strongest consumer demo-
ular attraction at the site. The graphics in the country," Mr.
new mall configuration includes Galbraith said. "When you look
an expanded Kroger and a new at the density of rooftops in the
Arbor Drugs, along with a stand- 3- to 5-mile area, income and ed-
alone Damman Hardware store ucational level, this is simply a
of 15,000 square feet. About 20 great location."
small tenant shops will comple-
Those facts, along with a new
ment the mix.
look for Crosswinds, gives the cur-
The construction at the mall rent mall owners plenty of reasons
hasn't hurt Andrey Ilyasov's to believe - that the days of the
leather business, Solomon & mall's identity crisis are past. ❑
Find It All In
The Jewish News
Bagelry Goes With Un-Kosher
Einstein Bros. Bagels decided
not to open its second metro
area location as a kosher bagel-
ry, despite earlier considera-
The shop, at Maple and Tele-
graph roads, would have been
the only bagel store to offer
kosher bagels in the city.
"We looked into it, I present-
ed it, and it was a no-go. They
opened it the way they wanted
to open it," said Jerry Filler, the
district manager of the Detroit
and Toledo markets for the
Golden, Colo.-based bagel chain.
Mr. Filler is Jewish.
The first Einstein Bros.
Bagels location in the area
opened in Grosse Pointe. The
second is in Ann Arbor. The lat-
est store opened March 11. ❑
— Julie Edgar