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Residents Voice Opinions for Clarkston Union in Old Fenton Fire Hall

Fenton officials to choose between Clarkston Union and Arbor Brewing Company owners next month.

On Tuesday, Fenton officials selected the owners of or the as finalist to renovate the .

Many Fenton Patch readers have posted their comments on the site and on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page. Here is a "taste" of what they said.

"I'm all for The Union, but the Arbor Brewing sounds good too. Will not be disappointed either way!" posted Ginger Kramer.

Dustin Lucius said, "Both great choices, glad it isnt someone who only wants to utilize one level of the building."

"Love union/woodshop!! Arbor Brewing would be way cool too. So excited! Lining up already!" posted Jen Emmons.

Many people showed their support with the simple comment, "Union!"

"Union! Lets have something come to Fenton we don't already have," said Brian Williams.

"We would love to see The Union come to Fenton!" Deb Whitson posted.

You can read more about the old Fenton Fire Hall interviews and process on Fenton Patch.

Dr. Ron May 24, 2012 at 09:31 PM
FentonBizOwner, Mark, is that you? If it was such a great deal there would have been a lot more than four companies pitching to the DDA. I also doubt all of the four that did pitch would even be able to get a million bucks to revamp the building. Downtown Fenton isn't exactly downtown Birmingham. Local owners should welcome the risk taker who ends up winning and putting that much into the place -- free building or not.
Dr. Ron May 25, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Jason, wouldn't a quick call to the DDA verify if the $400k is apart of the deal?
Jason Alexander May 25, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I've already talked to them about it. It will be something the DDA will discuss when they meet to talk about the lease.
Pete Toriello May 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM
The Hamel family (French Laundry) was one of the original bidders on the first attempt to secure interested parties by our DDA. Since then they have changed their investment focus on the bakery business call Crust. My wife and I appreciate both the French Laundry investments in our community and believe that the Union owners [who we also know and respect] will bring a needed infusion of community focused care, concern and great food. We need this type of venue to continue to build Fenton into the town we love...and having a hot sauce and micro-brewed beer would be cool!
shannmeyer@hotmail.com October 23, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I for one am excited about any additions to Fenton!, Being from Holly where they would NEVER let a business come in like that. We go to Fenton and surrounding areas for dining! Either option is a plus..after all, any new restaurant is better than nothing(like Holly) I wish the new venture..LUCK!! :)

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