The long-standing shopping center behind Ric's Food Center in Interlochen has been torn down. There are no plans to replace it, says Green Lake Township Supervisor Paul Biondo. The Oleson family owns the corner of U.S. 31 and M-137 where Ric's and a Northwestern Bank office continue to operate.
Over the years, the plaza was home to a laundromat, dollar store, pizzeria, hardware store, gun shop, pharmacy, computer store and more.
"The building became outdated and we wanted to clean up the area," said company spokesman Brad Oleson. "In the spring, we'll put some top soil down and make it look nice."