With opening of Ashley furniture, Kochville has no vacant big-box stores

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — Ashley Outlet is now open along Kochville Township’s Tittabawassee Road corridor, putting to use one of the township’s last remaining vacant commercial spaces.

The furniture store recently opened in a more than 70,000-square-foot facility located at 2272 Tittabawassee Road in the Bay Valley Shopping Center.

“We don’t have any vacant big-box spaces anymore in Kochville, so it’s been a great turn of events in the last 12 months or so,” said Kochville Township Manager Steve King. “We’re just excited.”

King said the new Ashley store will be two stores in one: the Ashley Outlet store and a regular Ashley Furniture store still to come.

“The main store is coming in future weeks,” King said.

In the last year and a half, the township has seen at least 250,000 square feet of vacant space repurposed with Planet Fitness opening in the former Gander Mountain, Gardner White opening in the former Art Van, Value City Furniture opening in the former Toys R Us, and Volunteers of America Thrift Store opening in the former Gordmans, King said.

While the township’s largest commercial spaces of 10,000 square feet or more are now full, some smaller spaces of a few thousand square feet each are still available, he said.

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