The Kmart store on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township may be closing, but the building won't be empty for long.
Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo says Plano, Texas-based home decor chain Garden Ridge is ready to move in.
"The fact that someone came in and asked for a sign permit is a good sign, no pun intended," Stumbo says. "We look forward to this new company coming in, hopefully it will be very successful and will hire the people from Kmart to work there."
A weekend water main break will cause a stretch of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti to remain closed until late Wednesday or early Thursday.
That's according to Mark Sweeney, MDOT's manager for the Washtenaw area.
Sweeney says the pipe broke Sunday morning, and the force of the escaping water lifted the roadway off its foundation. He says engineers now have to make sure any "voids" created by the water under the road surface are repaired before Washtenaw Avenue can re-open.
Those who ran the first-ever Ann Arbor Marathon last year, can expect some changes this year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, there will be some route changes aimed at making it easier for motorists to get around town during the Sunday races.