Great Clips to replace Little Caesars in lineup at Plymouth Road Plaza
A national hair salon franchise plans to join the tenant lineup at the Plymouth Road Plaza under construction on Ann Arbor's north side.
Great Clips franchisee Mike Schoonmaker signed a lease recently for a space in the 21,000-square-foot commercial and office building being developed by Louis Johnson and Jack Edelstein.
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The salon chain — which offers “affordable, quality haircuts,” according to its Web site — will join Starbucks, The Big Salad, DFCU Financial and LaVida Massage when the shopping center opens next year. Great Clips will replace Little Caesars in the center because the pizza shop encountered problems with venting its ovens, Edelstein said.
Johnson and Edelstein broke ground on the Plymouth Road development in early August after first proposing it in 2006. It’s located in front of the Plymouth Road Mall, just east of Nixon Road.
Edelstein said it was the University of Michigan’s purchase of the former Pfizer site and improved economic factors that allowed them to move forward with the project.
“We’ve had a lot of interest,” he said. “I think certainly with the (University of Michigan) moving into the former Pfizer lot, there’s a lot of activity there I’ve heard through word-of-mouth that traffic has definitely increased.”
The two-story building is being constructed on a portion of the existing mall’s parking lot. The retail space on the first floor will have a drive-through business at each end -- Starbucks and the credit union. Negotiations are under way with an office tenant for the 9,000-square-foot second floor.
Founded in 1982, Minnesota-based Great Clips has more than 3,000 locations in the United States and Canada. According to its Web site, the salon opens in “high-visibility centers” with ample parking.
This will be the seventh Great Clips location in Washtenaw County.