Vacant Wyoming building might get a new tenant

Wyoming city leaders hope to reinvigorate 28th Street corridor

WYOMING, MICH. - City leaders in Wyoming are hoping to reinvigorate the 28th Street corridor.

Monday, June 5, the city council unanimously passed a resolution to establish a commercial redevelopment district. That means businesses in the area who meet a specific criteria could get a big boost.

The first building to be filled by the new resolution could be the the old Rogers Department store. The building is now vacant but in recent years was housed by Klingman's furniture.

Advantage Sales and Marketing looks to fill the 160,000 square foot building with a call center. City leaders may provide tax breaks to get the deal done. "This is an opportunity for these businesses to stay here in West Michigan and create more opportunities for our residents," says Megan Sall, the Assistant City Manager.

The Wyoming City Council is expected to vote on the tax breaks at their June 19 meeting. If the project comes together, the new call center, which would house around 400 employees, will open in January.

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