SkipperBud’s Adds New Facility In Michigan

SkipperBud’s has acquired the former Great Midwestern Antique Emporium on three acres in Oakland County, Michigan. The property will serve as a boat service center and storage facility. SkipperBud’s made this purchase to better serve customers in the Oakland County Lakes region. The property was an antique mall under single ownership for nearly 40 years.

This service facility adds to the company’s existing sites in the Detroit metro area. The other locations include: SkipperBud’s in Detroit, at Belle Maer Harbor & Mac Ray Harbor; SkipperBud’s at Cass Lake Marina, Oakland County; SkipperBud’s at Lake Fenton Marina, Oakland/Genesse County border; and SkipperBud’s at Bay City Marina and boat yard on the Saginaw River.

“We tried buying this property last fall and missed out,” SkipperBud’s Vice President Mark Ellerbrock said. “The property went on the market again in April. We quickly moved on contracting and closing on the property.”

SkipperBud’s closed on this property May 20. It has 185 feet of access frontage on Dixie Highway. The buildings encompass nearly 7,000 square feet of indoor space that will be remodeled to accommodate boat service and rigging. The remaining property is gated and fenced and will be used as a boat storage facility. The facility will be operational for the upcoming fall winterization and storage season.