By Natalie Broda
New additions are on their way to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac.
In the next eight weeks, the concourse will look to greenlight its final budget for a multi-million dollar banquet center which, once completed, would be the largest of its kind in the county, said Brad Oleshansky, CEO of M1 Concourse at a recent Pontiac City Council meeting.
The banquet center has always been a part of the plan for the concourse and will act as a center piece between the private garages, test and performance tracks and the planned retail and restaurant space. Oleshansky also announced at the meeting that M1 Concourse has signed a deal with the Woodward Restaurant Group for a new eatery on the site, but declined to give any further details.
As for the retail space, Oleshansky said the concourse is looking to bring in auto-centric businesses such as aftermarket products, repairs and maintenance, essentially making the concourse a kind of one-stop-shop for car enthusiasts.
A 600-car parking lot to support the businesses and banquet center is also in the works.
“There’s more garages going up as well for phase three of this project and they’re almost sold out. We’ll have 180 garages sold by that time, making this (facility) the largest of its kind in the world,” Oleshansky said.
More details on the restaurant and businesses are expected in the coming weeks.