- By the end of the month, both
Ann Arbor Mattress & Futon Shoppelocations, 4563 Washtenaw Ave. (734-975-9200) and at 2131 W. Stadium Blvd. (734-222-9472), will close. Catch the clearance sale. mattressandfutonshoppe.com
- Named the #1 Brewpub in the U.S. by RateBeer.com, Grand Rapids’
HopCat bar and restaurant>will open a new location in Ann Arbor by January 2015 at 311-315 Maynard St. hopcat.com/ann-arbor
- Canadian franchise
Taylor & Colt barber shop and spaopens at 601 E. Liberty St. this fall, offering haircuts and shaves, laser hair removal, teeth whitening, manicures and pedicures. Customers can entertain themselves while waiting for their appointment with in-house iPads. A juice and coffee bar is also included in the business model. taylorandcolt.ca Motawi Tileworksis teaming up with Ann Arbor Art Centerto open a retail shop downtown. While the store at 170 Enterprise Dr. will remain open, the new room takes root at 117 W. Liberty St. in the Art Center’s gallery. Motawi Tileworks: 734-213-0017. Ann Arbor Art Center: 734-994-8004
- Attention Chocolate Lovers:
Godivais opening a shop inside the Krogerstore at 400 S. Maple Rd. in early September. 734-213-2340. kroger.com; godiva.com
- After five years of culinary education,
Ann Arbor Cooks!has closed the kitchen. Owner Natalie Marble halted all operations on August 31 in order to spend more time with family.
- Chinese American restaurant chain
P.F. Chang’splans to open a new location at Briarwood Mall before the clock strikes 2015. 100 Briarwood Cir. 734-761-9550. simon.com/mall briarwood-mall
- Main Street imprenditore Lisa Roberts, owner of
Rock Paper Scissors, plans to open Bed & Butter— a home goods, kitchen and baby shop —this fall. The new place takes over the former La Belle Maison, which closed in July. 333 S. Main St., 734-531-6264, shopbedandbutter.com
- Appeal to your “inner caveman” says Patrick Daly and Harold Tramazzo, owners of
Wings Over, a new-to-town delivery and takeout franchise. 1758 Plymouth Road in the Plymouthview shopping center. To open soon.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.