A long-time downtown Ypsilanti eyesore appears to be getting a new lease on life. The former Smith Furniture Store at 15 S. Washington Street has sat empty, collecting rainwater and mold, for about 20 years.
The building was sold at auction in August, and the people who bought the property have hired Stewart Beal to be their real estate broker.
Beal is President of Beal Properties.
His vision for the building is to create Washington Market + Shops - sort of a mini Kerrytown, with a grocery store or market surrounded by shops.