Commercial real estate watch: Summer edition

Whether you’re looking to grow your business or commercial real estate is your business, it’s not often when the right opportunity comes along. We took a look around town to see what’s for sale, focusing on the more affordable commercial properties in the Blue Water Area — and a historic one.

6614 River Road (Marine City): $180,000

Located south of downtown Marine City is this house-turned-office space facing River Road. Classified as a live-work space, the 1940s era building is listed at 1,300 sq. ft. yet sits on more than an acre of land, allowing for a lot of wiggle room for whatever an entrepreneur might have dreamed up. And the location’s pretty good, too: just a few minute walk from Riverside Cinemas, VG’s Grocery, and the St. Clair County District Court.


1617 23rd Street (Port Huron): $385,000

This former branch for Huntington Bank is ripe for getting creative with an adaptive re-use project; turn the old vault into an office or changing room and have fun with it. Located on the westside of town, this 4,251 sq. ft. building offers plenty of space and is zoned for retail, allowing for a wide range of uses. And it’s surrounded by local businesses and national chains with Port Huron High School just down the block.


901 Huron Avenue (Port Huron): $550,000

It’s not everyday that there’s an opportunity to purchase a building with its own Wikipedia page, but such is the case with the Ladies of the Maccabees Building in Port Huron. Designed by architect George H. Harvey and built in 1906, the building at 901 Huron Ave. has seen it’s fair share of uses over the years. Originally home to the Ladies of the Maccabees organization, it was used as their headquarters before they left for Detroit in 1928. It’s since been home to the Port Huron Junior College and the Board of Education before serving as office space for a law practice.

The Ladies of the Maccabees Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


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