Biz Buzz

. March 3, 2014.
Screen-Shot-2014-02-14-at-10.29.06-AM

^ The owner's of Knight's Steakhouse and Knight's Market plan to open their new Ann Arbor steakhouse restaurant on the corner of East Liberty and Maynard streets in mid-March. 734-665-8644. knightsrestaurants.com

^ Grand-Rapids based Concept Design has submitted plans to convert the former Dream Nite Club building at 314 S. Fourth Ave. into an "internationally-acclaimed restaurant franchise." The current plans do not reveal the name of the business.

^ Asian-fusion restaurant Kuroshio, located at the corner of E. Liberty St. and Fourth Ave.,is now closed.

^ The Starbucks on South University near campus is temporarily closed due to a problem with the building’s heat. Check out starbucks.com/store/9007 to see updates on their status. 1214 S. University Ave. 734-994-5437.

^ Buffalo Wild Wings has opened a third Ann Arbor location in the former Damon's Grill building, across State St. from Briarwood Mall. 3150 Boardwalk St. buffalowildwings.com

^ Vie fitness studio has opened a second location, to serve patrons on the east side of Ann Arbor,  in the Arbor Hills Shopping Center on Washtenaw Ave. 734-665-2156. viefit.com

^ Caffeine addicts have one more spot in A2 to grab a fix—Biggby Coffee is opening a new location at 3980 Platt Rd.biggby.com

^ Biwako Sushi, located in the Woodland Plaza shopping center adjacent to Domino’s, is closed and will re-open as Damas Restaurant. The new restaurant will serve Mediterranean food.

^ Blue Front party store, located on the corner of Packard and South State streets, has closed.

^ Vis-a-Vis Spa, located in the McKinley Technology Center at 320 Miller Ave., has expanded its facility to 3,700 square feet, hired 20 new employees and added new services including a nail bar. The owners plan on opening a blow-out bar this month, where customers can pay $34 to get their hair styled. 734-213-7455. visavisa2.com

^ Looking for a fitness studio that offers a more personalized and holistic approach? Move, A2’s newest mind-body fitness studio, will open on Monday, March 10 in the plaza in front of Quality 16 Movie Theater on the West side. The studio’s distinctive model combines exercise classes and private training with wellness coaching, massage and retail. 3780 Jackson Rd., Suite K. 734-761-2306. movewellness.com

^ Nutshell, an A2-based technology company, is relocating from its current location inside the Barracuda building at 317 Maynard into the building that formerly housed the Fifth Forum movie theater at 210 S. Fifth Ave. nutshell.com

 

Trending

Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak