Retail Midwest
This former Kmart has been transformed into a U-Haul center. It’s just one example of how former big-box stores are evolving into new uses.

Adapt and evolve: Making the big decisions about big-box retail

One of the defining features of the current retail real estate landscape in Southeast Michigan is the availability of mid- and big-box retail spaces. Depending on local market conditions and a range of other site-specific factors, there are viable options for filling those spaces—but not all of those options are retailers. Increasingly, adaptive reuse is becoming an effective and often necessary alternative.