Hardware, equipment rental business going in former Art Van’s in Norton Shores


MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A former Art Van Home furnishings retailer in Norton Shores is envisioned to be transformed to a components and construction products rental enterprise.

Devices Share recently was granted a exclusive use permit from the Norton Shores City Council immediately after an previously proposal didn’t pass muster.

The nationwide agency programs to renovate the former home furniture showroom and employ 10 to 15 staff, in accordance to details furnished to the city.

The constructing positioned at 3455 Tanglewood Drive is noticeable from Seaway Travel. After closing as an Artwork Van store, it briefly operated as Loves Home furnishings.

Art Van submitted for personal bankruptcy in March 2020 and Loves Furnishings obtained the assets of 27 of its suppliers, which includes the Norton Shores area. Having said that, Loves went bankrupt a lot less than six months immediately after reopening the home furniture suppliers.

Equipment Share, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was started in 2015 and has a lot more than 80 spots. It focuses on serving building contractors, offering them construction devices rental product sales and monitoring services.

The constructing in Norton Shores will have a gas island and a few new overhead doorways will be installed on the south facet, according to details furnished to the council.

The website will incorporate a retail hardware shop and rentals of lawn and garden instruments, hand resources, air compressors, generators and the like. Major storage would be inside of the building’s warehouse, council members were knowledgeable.

A important part of Machines Share’s company is application that lets contractors to preserve keep track of of their equipment and cars and observe their fuel concentrations and maintenance, according to information supplied to the arranging commission.

The assets is zoned planned device development and specified for “regional commercial” works by using. The town council authorised the special use allow April 19 following the organizing commission unanimously advised acceptance at its April 13 meeting.

A prior proposal that would have rented and serviced heavy building gear at the website was rejected by the setting up commission and city council in November 2021.

That proposal included the outside storage of 50 to 100 parts of devices, some of which the enterprise considered, possibly erroneously, it could also retail outlet on adjacent leased homes, according to a memo to the metropolis council from the city’s preparing and zoning administrator.

Arranging commissioners concluded that that system wasn’t “harmonious or appropriate” with the bordering spot and have been involved about roadway don from the hefty devices as effectively as the removal of trees.

The company’s proposal was approved following it dropped programs to lease weighty construction gear, in its place preserving leased equipment to a dimension that can be transported in a pickup truck.

The later proposal that was accepted by metropolis leaders states that the “existing substantial wooded location of the residence is to continue to be unchanged.”

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