February 2016 Biz Buzz

. February 7, 2016.
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A New Nagomi
Nick Ma, owner of Nagomi Sushi & Noodle on Plymouth Rd., has opened a second restaurant, Nagomi Nigou-ten, downtown at 241 E. Liberty St.

Chickens for rent
Ann Arbor residents with a little extra backyard space can rent a chicken thanks to My Urban Hen. The new company will provide instructions, food and everything else customers need to take care of their hens.

Ypsi Alehouse opens
Featuring plenty of tap beers and a farm-to-table food menu, the Ypsi Alehouse opened in the historic Centennial Building, 124 Pearl St. in downtown Ypsilanti.

Boutique closes
Purse Junki, a shop specializing in mid-priced clothing and fashion accessories, has closed its doors at 11 S. Washington St. in Ypsilanti. The website (pursejunkistores.com), which will close temporarily, should be up and running again soon for interested shoppers.

Spreading Goodwill
Looking for a good deal? Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has opened a new Goodwill store at 3782 Carpenter Rd.

Solar Cemetery
In partnership with DTE Energy and the City of Ypsilanti, construction is set to begin on a solar panel array at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti. The panel will power about 150 homes in the Ypsilanti area.

Froggy Bottom Closes
Dexter residents will need to find a new favorite place to congregate – Froggy Bottom Coffee Shop, located at 7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., closed its doors at the end of January.

Cobbler retires
Kyung Kim, owner of The Town Cobbler, has decided to retire after over 30 years at her Briarwood Mall location. Instead of selling the business, she’s elected to close down the store – the last original store at the Briarwood Mall.

Vegan Eats
Another healthy option for veggie lovers is on its way. Vedge Cafe will open 205 N. Main St. sometime this spring.

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Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode