October 20, 2020

New businesses opening, Family Video closing and more mid-Michigan business news

SAGINAW, MI — Mid-Michigan has a new furniture store, dental center and coffee shop.

It’s also losing a few video rental stores.

Here’s a look at these and other recent business and community developments you might have missed:

My Community Dental Centers opens in Bay City

My Community Dental Center’s Michigan-based nonprofit is expanding into Bay County and refreshing its brand.

“This is an exciting day, not only for MCDC, but for the communities in which we serve. We recognize that during these unprecedented times, access to quality dental care for families remains our number one priority. In order to fulfill our mission to enhance community health by offering access to quality dental care for all, we must do more,” Deborah E. Brown, chief dexecutive officer of MCDC, said in a statement. “With the opening of Bay City and the launch of this new look, we know we are getting closer to achieving our goal of breaking down barriers to access to quality dental care.”

The new Bay City Center, located at 2614 Center Ave., is one of 34 centers across Michigan offering comprehensive dental services to Medicaid enrollees, Healthy Kids Dental, Healthy Michigan Plan, low-income uninsured and those with private insurance seeking a dental home, according to a MCDC news release. All centers offer comprehensive dental services including oral exam/cleanings, fillings, tooth removal, partials, dentures, and other dental procedures. The organization also offers My Dental Program for those without dental insurance, which provides reduced fees based on household income. An initial exam with x-rays is $39 for new patients.

The Bay City Center welcomes new patients from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 877-313-6232 or visit mydental.org.

Lake Huron Credit Union expanding in Saginaw County

Lake Huron Credit Union is expanding and celebrating with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. The event will take place at the credit union’s main branch, located at 1540 Tittabawassee Road in Kochville Township.

Moltus Building Group is the general contractor.

Lake Huron Credit Union was established in 1959. At the time, it was known as the Teamster’s Local 486 Credit Union. Today, the financial institution has assets of more than $46 million, according to its website. Visit lhcu.org to learn more.

Loves Furniture & Mattresses opens in former Art Van

Loves Furniture & Mattresses, a new home furnishings retailer, has opened its first store in Saginaw County.

A grand opening event took place Thursday, Sept. 24, at 2660 Tittabawassee Road, formerly Art Van Furniture, in Kochville Township.

Loves is also reopening shuttered Art Van stores in Bay City and other communities across the state.

Charlie and the Coffee Factory opens in Birch Run

Charlie and the Coffee Factory opened this summer at Birch Run Premium Outlets, 12158 S. Beyer Road.

It’s described as a “family friendly coffee and sandwich shop with chef-inspired creations and traditional offerings.”

The menu includes coffee and espresso drinks, sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, and kids’ specialty drinks.

Find Charlie and the Coffee Factory on Facebook to learn more.

Saginaw County breaks ground on new park

A ground-breaking ceremony and livestream event took place Thursday at Saginaw Riverfront Park, 77 W. Center St., a former General Motors industrial site along the Saginaw River.

The park, which will feature 334 acres of green space, is expected to open next year.

“This new park brings wonderful recreation opportunities, while also protecting critical habitats,” a news release states. “Whether it’s hiking, fishing, sightseeing, birding or biking — there’ll be an experience for you.”

The virtual community celebration on Thursday was sponsored by 1st State Bank and hosted by Saginaw County Parks, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, RACER Trust, and The Nature Conservancy.

Find Saginaw County Parks on Facebook to learn more.

Family Video closing stores

Family Video, known for video rentals and, more recently, CBD products, is in the process of closing and liquidating approximately 20 stores across the state, including two in Bay County.

The store closures began in July and are scheduled to continue through October.

Read more about Family Video’s store closures here.

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