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Posted on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

Downtown Saline's former Little Caesars space attracting high level of interest

By Nathan Bomey

The owner of the downtown Saline property formerly occupied by a Little Caesars franchise is actively seeking new tenants for the space.

When the franchise at 100 S. Ann Arbor St. closed abruptly in October, it was not immediately clear whether it was closed for good.

But the franchise has not reopened, and a real estate broker who's marketing the site said Little Caesar's had not expressed interest in opening a new franchise at the site.

Bob Andrus of Michigan Commercial Realty LLC said he's been impressed by the high level of interest in the site among prospective new tenants.

"It seems to be very popular," he said.

The 1,770-square-foot space, which is located about a hundred feet south of the intersection of Ann Arbor Street and Michigan Avenue in downtown Saline, is listed at an annual rental rate of $14.24 per square foot, triple net. The space already has a pizza oven and walk-in freezer.

"So hopefully that will work for somebody who likes the space," Andrus said. "If not, we’ll go to other uses."

According to state records, the property is owned by a limited liability company registered to Linda Murawski, co-owner of Waggles 'N' Whiskers, which also operates out of the building. Murawski was not available to comment.

"I think it’s one of those things where the owner of the building would just like to get somebody in there who's a nice long-term tenant," Andrus said.

He added: "Downtown Saline has always been a very nice, small retail community. The community itself supports their downtown. There really aren’t many vacancies, if any, and if there are, they don’t last long."

A representative for Little Caesars did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

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ralph mcgraw

Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 9:50 p.m.

The vacant land at Michigan and S. Lewis is where the Clark gas station stood and where it leaked gas into the ground. Not sure that spot will ever be developed.


Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 1:23 p.m.

So, a vacant space in an old building is news?


Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 12:34 p.m.

Jimmy Johns!!


Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 9:04 a.m.

It is a plug-in for the spot. High priced and looking to real someone in, like a fish on a hook. Last try before they drop the prices, again. This happens all the time in the world of news, especially here. Someone had to approve of it before it was published.


Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 4:59 a.m.

Triple net is common in commercial space. But, it sure can add a lot of money to a monthly rental payment if not careful. At $14.24 sq ft plus triple net it sounds high for that area. Should be some room for negotiations. and yes this sounded like advertisement to me also.

The Picker

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 11:36 p.m.

Is it me or does this seem like an advertisement ?

Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 1:52 a.m.

I don't think so... I've been wondering what happened to the Little Caesers, and it's good to know for an small business owner that there is new real estate available.

Buster W.

Tue, Feb 21, 2012 : 12:55 a.m.

" listed at an annual rental rate of $14.24 per square foot, triple net." I thought the same when I read this part.

Buster W.

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 8:19 p.m.

I doubt anyone will step up and open a pizza place in that location--- the Saline market seems oversaturated in that area. Now if they can do something with the vacant land at Michigan/S. Lewis!


Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

"I doubt anyone will step up and open a pizza place in that location--- the Saline market seems oversaturated in that area." I've been thinking that for years, yet they still keep opening pizza places?


Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

And the vacant land on Monroe Street.