Wrigley Center brings more housing and entertainment opportunities in downtown Port Huron

For those who prefer living in the heartbeat of a growing downtown, the brand-new lofts at Wrigley Center in Port Huron could be of interest to you.

With additions to the area over the years such as a theatre district, arcade and moviehouse, and a locally-owned grocery store, the newly-constructed housing helps take yet another step toward a more walkable and vibrant downtown community.

While the main floor of the Wrigley Center is still undergoing development with work expected to be completed in 2023, it will soon be home to an expanse of entertainment, retail, and dining options. Some of the attractions include a rock climbing wall, live music venues, restaurants such as Doña Marina’s, a rooftop bar, and even a whiskey distillery and tasting room.

The venue aims to bring more jobs, attract more tourists, and also give local residents an experience unlike any other found in the city. With all of these new features on the horizon, tenants have the opportunity to be right in the heart of it.

Korissa Kramer, Partner/Associate Broker for Kramer Commercial Realty.

Korissa Kramer, Partner/Associate Broker for Kramer Commercial Realty says a total of 36 units have been built inside of the Wrigley Center on the second, third, and fourth stories of the building with each being approximately 1,400 square feet.

“They’re beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments with a prime location in the heart of downtown, so not only will tenants be close to what’s going on at the Wrigley Center, but to all of the other attractions and stores located downtown as well,” Kramer says.

The kitchens at the Wrigley Center's lofts feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and look out onto an open floor plan.

Not including utilities, prices to rent the apartments range between $1,425 to $2,150 per month with some units offering income-based rent. All apartments include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances with washer and dryer hookups, a fireplace, and a private balcony.

Bathrooms at the newly-constructed lofts at the Wrigley Center feature glass showers and lighted mirrors.Occupants will be allocated one parking space located on the east side of the building’s parking deck. Additional parking is available nearby such as the public parking lot adjacent to the Wrigley Center on its south side.

“Some of the green space medians have been removed recently to maximize parking in and around the downtown area,” Kramer says.
  
With all of the activity going on in and around Wrigley Hall, Kramer says that special consideration was made in the construction of the lofts to minimize outside noise. 

“Extra materials were put in place between the event center and the loft area to minimize the noise levels for occupants,” Kramer says.

With all of the buzz surrounding the new venue, several downtown businesses are looking forward to the Wrigley Center and the apartments with the hopes that it will also mean potential new customers for their businesses as well.

A balcony view from the lofts overlooks Michigan Street in downtown Port Huron.

Downtown grocery store PH — Country Style Marketplace is located just a few blocks away from the Wrigley Center. Owner Steve Fernandez says he believes the Wrigley Center and the new housing is a tremendous improvement to the downtown area.

“I feel it will be very beneficial to us by having that many more families in such close proximity to our store,” Fernandez says. “Not only is it a benefit to us, but future tenants will have the benefit of being able to grab a few grocery items without having to get in their car and drive to a grocery store.”

Karen Palka, Executive Director of A Beautiful Me, and Michelle Sheffer, owner of Be JOYful Goods and Massage 325, also feel that the Wrigley Center is a great idea for the city and hope that it will bring new customers through their doors as well.

“I’m very excited to have the Wrigley Center downtown,” Sheffer says. “I think that it will benefit my business with all of the potential guests and visitors the venue will bring, as well as the lofts and new tenants. I think it will help a lot of the businesses downtown gain new customers and clients.”         

For more information or leasing inquiries, contact Korissa Kramer at (810) 531-4090.

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Harold Powell is the Community Correspondent for The Keel and owner of Phantom Pen Media offering multimedia services to individuals and organizations across the Blue Water Area. He is a current board member for the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and the most recent Chamber Choice recipient at the Eddy Awards. Harold is an avid volunteer for the YMCA of the Blue Water Area as well as Bridge Builders Counseling & Mentoring and in his spare time, enjoys spending time with his son, writing and listening to music, playing video games, and not folding laundry.