Tax breaks could pave way for grocery store

Port Huron could be a step closer to making a downtown grocery store become reality. At a meeting of the Port Huron City Council earlier this week, council members decided to establish a Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act district for the Woolworth’s building in the 300 block of Huron Avenue. That would open up 6 years worth of tax abatements for the property owners, who have expressed interest bringing a grocery store downtown. She tells WPHM the property owners of the building are in the process of seeking out an operator who would be interested in running a grocery store. Mayor Repp says the Woolworth rehab, along with the purchase of the Harrington Inn, marks an exciting time for the downtown area. City council has also set a public hearing date later this month for the Harrington Hotel, which was purchased by St. Clair Inn Developer Jeff Katofsky.