West End Update – City of Negaunee

New Negaunee business supports city’s downtown

Nate Heffron, city manager, city of Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — This may be old news to some of you, but if you didn’t know already, we have another new business in downtown Negaunee.

Right across the street from VFW Post #3165, at 209 Gold St. is Next Home Superior Living, owned and operated by Ben Argall.

According to its website, Next Home Superior Living offers expertise in commercial real estate, investments, renovations, land, waterfront, second homes, condos, and all other types of residential real estate.

Ben Argall is an experienced local real estate professional with a reputation for dependability who began his career in 2014 at REMAX.

Argall looked to the west end of Marquette County to start and grow his business, specifically in Negaunee. “I always believed one-day development would head west, Negaunee seems to be the epicenter of that development,” he said.

Ben’s foresight led him to invest in Downtown Negaunee. He invested over $800,000 to renovate a historic building that had seen better days inside and out, transforming it into the beautiful building it is today.

Argall did receive some assistance. His was one of eight businesses that received a $25,000 DDA Facade grant for the Negaunee DDA. He was also the first to receive the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Build MI Community Grant, totaling $236,000 in grant assistance!

“The city was great to work with from the electrical crew helping move power lines, the city providing a right of way for ADA access to my building, and DDA assistance,” Argall said.

Ben’s brokerage currently has six realtors working on sight. But he intends to more than double that number to 15. He also leases space in the building to Keweenaw Title Company, which allows for additional convenient services for his clients.

Ben is not done yet, he has caused some recent stir of excitement with the purchase and soon-to-be demolished former Knights of Columbus building in Negaunee, but that story is for another day.

Should you find yourself looking for a home or a building for your business to call home in Negaunee, Ben and his team know the lay of the land.

Negaunee is the place you can Forge Your Adventure, whether your looking for a forever home or a great business environment, or both.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nate Heffron is city manager of the city of Negaunee.


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