JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. — From sudden closures to owner retirements, here’s what to expect from Jackson County businesses closing in 2022.
Spring Arbor Cafe
Spring Arbor lost a longtime favorite restaurant, but got a new one in its place.
The Spring Arbor Café at 7975 Spring Arbor Road will close in late 2021 after serving the community for 16 years. In a letter hanging on the door, staff and management thanked every customer who has visited since 2005.
Vito’s Espresso opened a second location there to expand its existing business.
read more: Spring Arbor Café is closed, but another restaurant is moving in
Bed bath and others
The Bed Bath & Beyond store in Jackson is one of the company’s closings across the country this year.
The New Jersey-based home furnishings retailer closed 37 stores in 19 states, including its Jackson location at 1132 Jackson Crossing. The business has been closed since early 2022.
read more: Jackson’s Bed Bath & Beyond to close in 2022
Northwest Coney Island
Northwest Coney Island is permanently closed, according to a sign on the door and posts on the restaurant’s Facebook page and website.
Northwest Coney Island, at 6070 Clinton Road, officially closed on Friday, July 22, according to a Facebook post that also said the restaurant was sold.
read more: A sign on the door marks the permanent closure of Northwest Coney Island
Playford Music and Sound
Playford Music & Sound at 1718 W. Morrell St. is officially closing its doors after 40 years as its owner, Craig Playford, is retiring from the retail business.
Since its opening, the store has been conceived as a hangout for local musicians and a place where kids can find their passion for music, Playford said.
read more: It’s been home to Jackson’s music scene for 40 years, but Playford Music & Sound is closing
Anna’s Gifts & Home Decor
It took Anna Kusterer 38 years to grow her business to where it is now, but she decided it was time to spend more time with herself and the people she loves.
Kusterer recently announced on the store’s Facebook page that she is retiring and plans to close the store in early 2023 and begin clearance sales after the holidays.
read more: Anna’s Gifts & Décor Says Farewell to Jackson After 38 Years
House of Taco, 2400 Page Ave., isn’t just a Chuck Minix job. Here, he made friends, spent time with family, and passed down a delicious Jackson-area meal.
He’s spent 43 years growing the restaurant into a successful business, but now Chuck says it’s time to hang up his hat. He officially closed the restaurant and retired on Saturday, October 29.
read more: Jackson’s House of Taco closes after 43 years as owner plans retirement
In November, Book Cottage at 531 20th St. announced on its Facebook page that it would be closing at the end of the year. However, the community wasn’t ready to let their favorite bookstore go, so a GoFundMe was started to keep it afloat.
However, while community funds helped them pay some bills, they were unable to stay in business. Book Cottage will be closed on Sunday 1st January. 1, and will relocate to Michigan Center, owner Nancy Oakley said.
This new location won’t be Book Cottage, but it will be a vendor space business, and a small collection of books. This will be called a treasure chest.
read more: Community rally tries to save Jackson bookstore from closing
In August, Steaks Eatery suddenly closed, with a sign outside the restaurant at 4243 Oak Lane Road saying “CLOSED.” After many attempts, the current owner could not be reached for comment at the time.
Later on Facebook, the Davis family announced that they regained ownership of the Steaks Eatery building, but it was sold to new owners.
Lucero’s Bar & Grill subsequently announced that it would be moving into the old building as a second location.
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