Biz Buzz: September 2017

. September 1, 2017.
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Fill Up At The Detroit Street Filling Station

A new vegan restaurant with a full-service bar is coming to Ann Arbor just in time for the new school year. Situated in the building that used to house Argiero’s, The Detroit Street Filling Station is the third location of the popular Lunch Room set of restaurants and promises to offer international vegan cuisine and a menu that changes every season. According to co-owner Phillis Englebert, the bar features cocktails, mocktails and an “expertly curated beer and wine selection.”

The Detroit Filling Station, 300 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. For more info, visit thelunchrooma2.com.

Enter Sacred Space At The Grand Opening Of Ypsilanti’s Evenstar’s Chalice

Step into Evenstar’s Chalice to discover a world of beauty, wonder and sacred play. Evenstar’s describes itself as a “sanctuary of living altars” that celebrate your story with possibilities, charms, tokens, talismans, smells and visions. The Grand Opening Extravaganza will take place the weekend of 9/22 – 9/24. Check evenstarschalice.com for gatherings, giftings and other specials at the grand opening!

Evenstar’s Chalice Grand Opening Extravaganza, Sept. 22-24, 36 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. For more info, visit evenstarschalice.com.

Two Downtown Ann Arbor Buildings Sell For Total Of $50 Million

McKinley Inc. has sold the McKinley Towne Centre and Liberty Square buildings for $50 million to Plymouth-based real estate company Hillside Investments LLC. McKinley Towne Centre tenants include Llamasoft Inc., TD Ameritrade, AT&T and Bar Louie. The Liberty Square building is largely occupied by U-M and FedEx Corp. Combined, the two centrally located buildings represent 190,000 square feet of commercial space. Hillside has approximately 1.5 million square feet in its portfolio, including office, retail, industrial, medical and multifamily properties, and hopes to acquire another “couple hundred thousand square feet by the end of the year,” according to Jaimey Roth, Hillside’s principal of operations. McKinley wants to dispose of most of its office space to concentrate almost exclusively on multifamily housing.

Ann Arbor-Based Voice To Call Games For The Fighting Irish

Long-time Ann Arbor resident and national broadcaster Mike Tirico will join former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie to call Notre Dame football games for NBC this fall. “Mike has been an elite play-by-play voice in both professional and collegiate football for more than a decade,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer for NBC Sports. “We look forward to hearing Mike call the first-ever game at the newly-renovated Notre Dame stadium against Temple on Sept. 2nd.”

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DIYpsi Champions Local Artists (and here’s a PLAYLIST)

DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All

Eighth Grade—Navigating Middle School Without Filters

If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.

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The Mountain—’Spinning Dot Children’s Theater Company’ Premieres Play on Immigration

When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their