Ghost Shirt bassist Ryan Haye hopes to have the treasured music hangout open by December.

Ryan Haye (front left) will reopen The Treehouse before year's end.

Back in August, The Treehouse abruptly ceased operations, a development that may or may not be related to alleged tax problems and bad checks. Now things are looking up for former patrons of the cozy Clinton Township hangout known for the giant silver maple growing through its roof. Ghost Shirt bassist Ryan Haye has a lease on the property and is fixing up the place with the goal of reopening in December. Much of the old bar staff is expected back. Cheers to that! We'll have more info for you as it becomes available.