Market Study

In August, 2012, the Blissfield DDA/Main Street conducted a market study for business recruitment and expansion. The Executive Summary is a short, four-page PDF document. An even briefer summary is below.

This market study recommends several potential directions for expanding and recruiting downtown businesses. Examples of target business types and merchandise lines showing potential for success in downtown Blissfield include:

 Food Service and Drinking Places
  Full Service Restaurants
  Limited-Service Eating Places
  Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)

Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
    Kitchenware, home gifts and gadgets
  Garden boutiques

Specialty Food Stores
  Bakery and gourmet coffee shops
  Meat market/deli/wines and cheeses
  Locally grown and produced specialty foods

Miscellaneous and Specialty Retailers
  Gifts and stationery
  Custom art and handcrafted gifts
  Resale boutiques


Professional office and service providers in Blissfield already play an important role in supporting our downtown’s economy and sense of vitality. We will continue to encourage more of these types of businesses to locate within the downtown area and work to locate these companies in buildings and spaces that are conducive to creating and maintaining a strong sense of retail vibrancy throughout the downtown district.