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Posted on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 1:30 p.m.

New owner of Dexter Crossing shopping center reveals redevelopment plans

By Lizzy Alfs

Oxford Cos., the new owner of the Dexter Crossing shopping center on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road in Dexter, intends to redevelop the complex and construct an additional building on the site.

The Dexter Village Council on Monday approved an area plan for the property in a 6 to 1 vote, the Dexter Patch reports.


The new owner of Dexter Crossing shopping center has plans to redevelop the complex.

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Oxford purchased the complex in April via its investment arm. The Ann Arbor company has purchased several distressed properties this year, including downtown Ann Arbor’s former Fifth Quarter building. Oxford then invests in site upgrades to its properties.

Plans for the Dexter Crossing shopping center call for the construction of a 15,500-square-foot single-story building with 30 additional parking spaces on the southeast corner of the complex, according to the Dexter Patch report.

The company also recently finalized deals with two new tenants for the existing center: Jet’s Pizza and Jewelry Box Boutique.

The amended area plan that was approved Monday includes a possible drive-thru lane. Oxford Cos. President Jeff Hauptman said they are still considering the kinds of tenants they would want to open in the new building.

Read the full Dexter Patch report .

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at


Zach Jerger

Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 7:02 p.m.

Once the people that live in Dexter realize that it is no longer a village and more of a suburb of Ann Arbor we will all be better off.


Sun, Dec 16, 2012 : 6:31 a.m.

How about the Post Office?


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 8:37 a.m.

hope they put a car wash in there...


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 12:37 a.m.

CVS is my bet.

Ann English

Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:05 a.m.

Where do you go in Dexter to buy rechargeable batteries? CVS brand is my current choice for rechargeable batteries.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11:39 p.m.

So Jet's is moving across the street. Not a new Dexter business.

Tim Hornton

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 7:32 p.m.

Perhaps a Tim Hortons or Starbucks or Mden or Olive Garden or ect.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 10:58 p.m.

I like the Olive Garden idea.


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 6:59 p.m.

That place is 3/4 empty as it is...why add more space?


Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 11:41 p.m.

Yes, I agree. I would like to see a place where you could buy the things that you have to drive out of town for now, like a general store. Or a healthy fresh food market. That large space on the corner has never been filled.

Tim Hornton

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 7:31 p.m.

Agreed. All boring stuff in that area too.