Shop owner aims to improve

Local business owners get together to discuss ways to improve during economic hardships.


Jamie Nye, owner of Great Turtle Toys, is one of the 25 business-owner
volunteers along Dixie Highway who are working with the Independence
Township Planning Commission and the Dixie Highway Property/ Business
Owners Improvement Group to help improve the Dixie corridor and make it
a more desirable destination for shoppers.

Nye, a Clarkston
resident, opened Great Turtle Toys on Dixie Highway with her brother
Ben Nye, in March of last year. The brother-sister team has operated
stores on Mackinac Island for 11 years.

“I live in Clarkston,
and even though the economy is still hurting, Clarkston shoppers seem
to be quality conscious consumers and want to buy unique toys for their

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