Excerpts from the story: A salon training school has a major makeover planned for a
former post office in the heart of downtown's Heartside area.
Heart of West Michigan United Way
sold the former postal building for $750,000 to Douglas J Aveda Institute, an
East Lansing-based cosmetology and spa services training school.
Douglas J plans to remake the 138
Commerce Ave. SW building, which has been used as
a parking area by United Way
since moving to neighboring Commerce Avenue
headquarters in 1999.
Douglas J, which operates schools in East
Lansing and Ann Arbor,
plans a full-service retail salon, classroom space and common areas for
students in Grand Rapids.