- Urban Outfitters won’t renew its lease on State St. The 11,650 square foot space at 231 S. State St. is being listed for rent at $55 per square foot (a bit more than $64,000 a month total).
- Ann Arbor Farmers Market to get spring makeover. With a cost estimate of just over $7 million, the City of Ann Arbor and The Downtown Development Authority are teaming up to remake the streetscape along Fifth Avenue and Detroit St. in Kerrytown. Improvements to the area, which will preserve the areas unique quality while maintaining function, include the planting of new trees, restoration of the historic brick street, additional roadway reconstruction, crosswalk redesigns, lighting upgrades, and underground utility upgrades and replacement.
More info on the project here
- Now Open – The Cheese Shop of Saline
Located at 98 N. Arbor Street in the building most recently occupied by Oxygen Plus, The Cheese Shop is owned by John Loomis, co-founder of Zingerman’s Creamery, and his wife Ruth. “What I want to be known for is making sure you get a lot of flavor,” Loomis says. “Buying cheese in a place with 500 cheeses can be an intimidating experience. But we’re going to talk to our customers and provide free samples and make the experience friendly and comfortable.”
More info @ facebook.com/cheesehopofsaline
- Everest Sherpa Restaurant Brings Food Down From the Summit
Located in the space formerly occupied by Lotus Thai in the Oak Valley Shopping Center near Target, Everest Sherpa will offer Nepali food similar to what the owner, Pem Sherpa, used to serve erstwhile climbers of Mount Everest and trekkers through Nepal. Sherpa originally helped open the Everest Momo cart at Mark’s Carts downtown, but now wants to take on the challenge of a sit-down restaurant. The menu is built around the kind of Nepali staples like dal bhat, a traditional platter made up of rice and lentil soup, served with vegetables and naan bread. “All the Everest climbers and trekkers, they eat it every day in the country,” Sherpa says. Entrees range in price from $9.99 to $13.99 and Everest Sherpa is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and open until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Mondays.
View the full menu @ everestsherparestaurant.com
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
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.
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
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