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Marie and Jeffrey Schwartz are the owners of The Corner Loft, 201 E. Front St. The new events center is an upscale space that can accommodate up to 130 guests.

TRAVERSE CITY — A new events center is open for business downtown.

The Corner Loft is located on the second floor of 201 E. Front St. Marie and Jeffrey Schwartz bought the building at Front and Cass streets a couple years ago and believed there was a need for more event space in the bustling downtown district.

“A beautiful facility with beautiful windows that overlook downtown, and you can see the bay out back,” said Marie Schwartz. “We can have wedding rehearsals, dinners, customer appreciation receptions ... you name it.

“We’ve had about five events and we have several more on the books,” she said. “We have holiday parties and we’ve even rented it for a senior prom.”

The fully renovated building features an open interior and state-of-the-art audio, visual and sound equipment. Marie Schwartz said guests can pick their own caterer and bring in their own beer, wine and alcohol. The space can accommodate up to 130 people.

Marie Schwartz retired from the oil and gas exploration industry before opening the business. She said she and her husband enjoy the new business endeavor.

“A lot of folks around town kept telling us this is such a great destination area; we could use another nice events center downtown,” she said.

The Corner Loft is booking parties and taking reservations through 2014 at 231-883-9367. A website is at

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