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. November 25, 2013.
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 Legion, a new designer menswear boutique, opening in the former Edible Arrangements building at 205 N. Main St., will also showcase artwork from local Michigan artists.

Two businesses are expanding into the space formerly occupied by Seyfried Jewelers. A Life is Good retail shop is opening in the front portion of the space at 304 S. Main St. in March of 2014. Additionally, The Black Pearl, a seafood and martini bar located next door, plans to move into the back portion of the building and renovate it into a private events room. Life is Good, ligannarbor.com. The Black Pearl, 302 S. Main St. 734-222-0400. blackpearlonmain.com

Luciano Del Signore, an acclaimed chef from the Metro Detroit area, has opened a brand new restaurant called Bigalora: Wood Fired Cucina. Located in the Arbor Hills shopping center on Washtenaw Avenue, the restaurant serves pizza made using all-natural dough and authentic wood-fired ovens. Bigalora opens at 11am seven days a week.

Four local food carts have come together to create an outdoor food courtyard called Eat the Hub. Located at 1214 S. University Ave. in the spot where the old Pinball Pete's burned down, participating carts include The Beet Box, Cheese Dream, Hut-K Chaats and Sottini's Sub Shop. Open everyday at 11AM. Closing times — Monday at 10pm, Tuesday at 2:30am, Wednesday at 10pm, Thursday – Saturday at 2:30am, and Sunday at 10pm. 734-707-1315. eatthehub.com

The Paint Station, a brand new art and entertainment venue owned by Kendra Wilkins and Catrina Vaughn, is now open. Located in the Huron Village shopping center at 3255 Washtenaw Ave., the store lets patrons come and create an original piece of artwork in two to three hours.734-477-6963. thepaintstation1.wix.com

Washington D.C-based beauty products and spa retailer Bluemercury opened on Friday, October 18 at the new Arbor Hills Shopping Center. The full service spa is located on the eastern side of the Center with Lululemon Athletica and Hot Mama Boutique. 3070 Washtenaw Ave., Suite 103. 734-477-9000. bluemercury.com

Detroit Dog Company, a new restaurant specializing in gourmet hot dogs and sides sourced from local ingredients, has opened in downtown Saline. Located at 103 N. Ann Arbor St., the Chicago inspired eatery is open from 11:30am- 7:30pm Tuesday through Sunday.

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