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  • By Lisa Brody

COVID closures

Birmingham continues to tough out closings due to COVID-19, along with the long road reconstruction project of Maple Road. Women’s clothing store Birch Roots Birmingham, 141 W. Maple Road in downtown, has not reopened. Down the street, Kybun Joya, 286 W. Maple Road, selling innovative comfort shoe lines kybun and Joya from Switzerland, has closed for good after spring’s mandatory shutdown. Across Woodward, Batteries Plus, 34164 Woodward Avenue near Papa Joe’s Market, has closed down following health issues with the owner. Batteries Plus offered batteries, light bulbs, key fob replacements, chargers and other items to help with electronic needs. There are other Batteries Plus franchises in Auburn Hills, Farmington Hills and Plymouth. The Qdoba Mexican Eats by Kroger at 42967 Woodward Avenue at Maple has closed. Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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