Farmington Planning Commission takes a final look at coffee shop

Plans for a new coffee shop expected to open this fall in Farmington’s Masonic Hall will undergo a final review during Monday’s Planning Commission meeting.

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Phillip Jewell of Blue Hat Coffee talks with Farmington planning commissioners during a March meeting. ( screenshot)

Blue Hat Coffee will occupy the first floor of the Civil War-era building; Masons will continue to use the second floor. Shop owners plan to add a raised patio on the south side and a handicapped accessible entrance on the north side.

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City council members last month left a couple of plan details open for negotiation, and it appears they’ve been resolved. The revised Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement, which still needs council approval, indicates the Masons won’t have to install a $10,000 concrete Dumpster pad, and will work on extending an agreement for public parking.

Other items on the Monday agenda include construction of a new home on Shiawassee west of Farmington Road (in the city’s historic district) and setting a public hearing for a Burger King restaurant proposed at 31806 Grand River.

The meeting will be live-streamed at, where you’ll also find the complete agenda and supporting materials.

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