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Ferndale Dollar Castle Closes Its Doors

The space on West Nine Mile Road is now listed for lease.

Dollar Castle in downtown Ferndale has closed its doors, a representative from the company's headquarters confirmed Tuesday.

The prominent space at 200 West Nine Mile Road is now listed for lease, and signs on the building state "store closed," though a cash advance business may still be operating inside the store temporarily.

The owner of the franchise could not be reached for comment.

Chris Hughes, communications and marketing manager for the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority, had no details about the store's closing but said there has been some discussion about what might go in that location next.

Hughes said the news has been a disappointment to many. "Nobody really wants them to be gone," she said.

Dollar Castle, which is based in West Bloomfield, has 17 other locations in Michigan. A representative from the headquarters, who asked not to be named, didn't know what the store's official closing date was but said it is no longer open for business.

Margaret Rayburn November 01, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Best of luck to Mark & Nathan from the Dollar Castle. They were a huge asset to downtown Ferndale & will be missed. They kept a clean store, were extremely friendly (along with their staff) & the USPS annex was a major convenience. You will be missed!
detroit darkroom November 01, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Was best $ store ever! Libby glass ware for $1.00 ea,, sells at Macys for much more. Name brand toothpaste, cleaning supplies, eyelash curlers, duct tape, cheap paint brushes for small projects, & on &on. And they knew where everything was,& very friendly. Not looking forward to paying much more for stuff everywhere else, driving all over,spending more time...
Carey Gustafson November 04, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I got Marks attention the last time I saw him in there and the door was locked. He came out and I shook his hand and asked why he was leaving. He'd lost his wife a few years ago and with two High School aged boys, he wasn't keeping up enough at home and decided to close. He was misty eyed telling me and I was, too. He tickled my little gals cheek and thanked us for being such excellent patrons. He said he'd be back in downtown Ferndale in the future and to look for him. NOT as a dollar store, but something else. I said we would.
Carey Gustafson November 04, 2012 at 09:03 PM
CRAFT / ART SUPPLY STORE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
Ferndale Resident November 04, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Thanks for the update, Carey. I didn't know that he lost his wife- things make a bit more sense now. I'm excited for the day he decides to come back to Ferndale!

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