Revival in the Works for the Whoopee Bowl on Dixie Highway
(Springfield Township, Oct. 8, 2022)
Springfield Township, MI – The Whoopee Bowl was a discount surplus store on Dixie Highway. It was famous among northern Oakland County residents and even folks from around the state would travel there to buy surplus items and experience the festival-like atmosphere. The original Whoopee Bowl shut down long ago*, but long-time residents may remember when “the Springfield Mall” was the place to find whatever you need.
Thanks to current owner, Jim Wilson, The Whoopee Bowl is making a comeback. This time around, the store will be a marketplace for antiques and collectibles and will be joined by Rusty Relics.
The Planning Commission granted final site plan approval at their August 23 meeting and the project has moved to final engineering review. The site will be redeveloped to incorporate standards of the Dixie Highway Design Guidelines including pathways, pedestrian lighting, natural landscape, and the fieldstone and cedar accent fence. The main building will be renovated with a craftsman style façade in earthtones with stone pillars and shake accents. The existing apartment building will remain on the site and will get a facelift and new streetscape elements to coordinate with the retail store.
Learn more about development and more in Springfield Township at https://www.springfield-twp.us/
*note: The original press release from Springfield Township gave a closure date, however due to multiple people contacting us with more recent dates, we have removed the date until it can be confirmed.