Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners, in coordination with Graduate Hotels, a high-end hotel chain focused on university-anchored markets, has proposed a 15-story, 179-room hotel with office, restaurant, and retail space. The behemoth would land in the center of Ann Arbor, on Fifth Avenue above the Library Lane underground parking garage. The central location of the proposed hotel and conference center, steps away from the U-M campus, would be close to the bus depot and downtown establishments. Existing downtown hotels include Bell Tower Hotel on Thayer Street and Dahlmann Campus Inn on Huron Street. AJ Capital Partners has offered the city $8.5 million for the property.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.