First Business to Open on Maple Grove’s Main Street Closes
MarcDaniel Salon opened up on Maple Grove’s Main Street 18 years ago when the development was brand new. However, owner Daniel Link says the salon couldn’t find common ground with the landlord to get through COVID-19-related business restrictions.
“It’s been challenging,” said Daniel Link, president of MarcDaniel Salon, about coping with the closure. “I shed tears a month ago when it kind of started becoming reality, but I knew I had to be the strong one.”
The business closed July 29.
“It required meeting in the middle with the landlord and we just weren’t able to get there,” Link explained.
Link left his final mark by helping team members and clients relocate. With more time to spare, Link plans to focus his energy on educating and training hairdressers. But the hair and fashion expert hinted it may not be the end for MarcDaniel.
“You’re going to see a lot of co-branding or coming together of different types of businesses to work together to build a new business,” he said. “And there may be a chance of revival of MarcDaniel or something like that.”
New Businesses Coming To Main Street
While Main Street may never be the same without the staple business, city staff say you can expect some exciting changes including new and improved street infrastructure.
“So that includes redoing some of the pavement, redoing crosswalks. It also includes likely new design features, landscaping features,” explained Joe Hogeboom, Maple Grove’s community and economic development director.
Hogeboom added that a new Greek restaurant will be coming to Main Street on the south corridor.
“And then the old Schuler Shoes building, as I understand, is going to be made into three spaces on the ground level,” he said. “Two of those spaces, there are going to be plans to bring occupants.”
But now with a vacant MarcDaniel Salon, the city is actively trying to get a new development.
“We were pretty sad to see them go,” Hogeboom said. “It was a great local business. It’s a big space on Main Street to fill, we were kind of surprised. But we’re hoping the best for folks that work there and we hope they land on their feet.”
“There’s not a lot of businesses that can say they were here for 18 years and had a great run 18 years,” said Daniel. “And so just thank you to everybody.”