Beaumont Health Announces Retailers for Royal Oak’s Woodward Corners

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An urgent care center, stores, restaurants, and a hotel will occupy Beaumont's Woodward Corners. // Rendering Courtesy of Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health today announced retailers for Woodward Corners, a $32.8-million, 117,000-square-foot commercial development located at the southwest corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak.

The redevelopment plan features six buildings and will include a five-story hotel, restaurants, retail space, green space, landscaped gardens, and community gathering areas. The first businesses will open this summer. Beaumont has owned the property since the 1980s.

The center will include a 40,000-square-foot grocery store called Woodward Corner Market that will be operated by Meijer. It will offer fresh food, local artisan groceries, and Meijer- and national-brand products.

AKT, a dance-based cardio concept developed by Ann Kaiser, a celebrity trainer, will open a studio. Kaiser develops new programming every three weeks, and the training method is designed for fun as well as all body types and fitness levels.

Brown Iron Brewhouse, a beer-centric smokehouse, will be a modern twist on large, open German beer halls. The location will offer house brews, 64 other craft beers and ciders on tap, and food made from scratch.

Grabbagreen will offer on-the-go grain and green-based bowls, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, breakfast, and healthy kid-friendly items. Its options will meet most dietary needs. The company was founded by two moms in 2013 and became part of Kahala Brands in 2018, which has about 3,300 locations in 30 countries.

Boston-based Wahlburgers is a gourmet burger chain with nearly 30 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

Detroit’s New Order Coffee will offer house-roasted, ground, and brewed-to-order coffees, specialty lattes, and house-made pastries. Its other, original location is in Midtown.

New Order Coffee will open in June, and Grabbagreen has a tentative opening scheduled for the same month. Wahlburgers will open in July, and Beaumont Urgent Care, AKT, and Brown Iron Brewhouse have tentative July opening dates.

In addition, Beaumont Urgent Care will open on the site and will treat minor injuries and illnesses. The location will include a lab, X-ray capabilities, and fiberglass splinting. Services are not limited to Beaumont patients, but the medical team will be able to access Beaumont electronic medical records.

“A community survey of local residents, our employees, and patients guided our development of the property,” says Carolyn Wilson, executive vice president and COO for Beaumont. “And we are still looking for a few more businesses that might be interested in the project.”

Woodward Corners will connect with the Beaumont Hospital campus through walking paths. Up to 13,000 people visit the campus each day.

“As a destination medical center that includes a proton therapy center, we care for local, out-of-state and international patients and families,” says Nancy Susick, president of the hospital. “Woodward Corners by Beaumont will be a place where patients, families, community members, Beaumont staff, volunteers, and physicians can take a break, relax, share a meal or do some shopping.”

The development is expected to be completed by year’s end. Schostak Brothers and Co. and A.F. Jonna Development are co-program managers for the building program, with Hobbs and Black as architect and Tower Construction as construction manager.

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